When a website has a name like Bloody Disgusting, you’d think The Evil Within would have home field advantage. But when the category is Horror Game of the Year, it’s a game in good company. Help it win the award by voting here.
Elsewhere, VG247 examines how a game like Wolfenstein: The New Order succeeded as a first-person shooter without multiplayer. Here’s an excerpt:
“For this is a game from the past that should not work in the modern market. Wolfenstein is an offline-only, big-budget first-person shooter. It’s an anachronism, a modernisation of a dead genre. No one makes this type of game anymore, and that isn’t an exaggeration. If there were an Offline-only, Big-budget First-person Shooter Award for 2014, Wolfenstein would win by default. It led a market of one.”
Supporting VG247’s claim, this roundup offers even more Wolfy accolades, including:
Slate – Chris Suellentrop still has room for console shooters like Wolfenstein in his Top 10 list dominated by mobile titles.
Hardcore Gamer — Selects Wolfenstein as its favorite Dark Horse game of the year.
Play.TM — Ranks Wolfenstein as their #5 GOTY!
G4TV (Canada) – Editor pick for GOTY (John Powell)
Game Spark — Wolfenstein gets acclaim from Asia — winning Game Spark’s PS4 GOTY!
Wrapping up this roundup is an interesting feature at GamaSutra discussing one of Wolfenstein’s throwback features — manually retrieving in-game ammo. Learn how this decision was managed in new feature written by MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson.
Oh wait, and then there’s 2015’s biggest dance craze — The Wazer Wifle! Watch the Fallout 3 tribute from Caedo Genesis in the embed at the top of this post.