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'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' Is Going To Start A Lot Of Conversations

'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' Is Going To Start A Lot Of Conversations
From Uproxx - October 27, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is going to get people talking. The follow-up to 2014s Wolfenstein: The New Order, a reboot of the classic first-person shooter series that started the overwhelming FPS rush of the early 90s, is also going to start a lot of arguments. In fact, it already has. For some reason, MachineGames marketing tagline of Make America Nazi-Free Again is controversial among a certain demographic (Nazi sympathizers).

If the group of people that finds butchering Nazis by the hundreds offensive ends up playing the astonishingly beautiful and incredibly brutal action game, theyre going to starting up hashtag boycott campaigns as if Crooked Hillary funded the title. Nevermind that the game, at a fundamental level, is excellent, its just that Wolfenstein 2 makes its universe uncomfortably clear: There is no room for centrists. A line has been drawn, and in the United States of Germany, sides must be picked. Youre either learning your German, or youre a terrorist.

The sequel ups the ante of its prequel in every waythe game is weirder, more violent, prettier, and far more unforgiving in its portrayal of a country that not only lost WWII, but slowly accepted Nazism with a tired shrug.

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