Buried's reviews : Wolfenstein 3D

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    Wolfenstein 3D
    This was one of the games that launched and pioneered the FPS (First Person Shooter) genre. Wolfenstein is a classic first-person shooter made by ID software featuring 6 episodes, each containing 10 levels, totaling 60 levels; each with it's own difficulty, allowing the user the freedom to jump around between difficulties and levels.

    Interface
    The interface is consistent, and very simple with ease of use in mind; with only buttons and plain text, the interface isn't all pretty, but it gets the job done.

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    The menus are well laid-out, and anybody can get started with just a few taps, no hassle.

    Customization is brought to a whole new level; as the user has the freedom to move the on-screen controls to the users liking, which provides ease of game-play for those who can't get used to the default controls, or the ones given.

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    Game-play
    The game-play resembles the classic Wolfenstein 3D on the computer, with a range of weapons, from the simple pistol to the effective mini-gun, levels are very similar to mazes, and there's a whole range of enemies to keep you at the edge of your seat while trying to figure out the puzzles, each level is composed by simple walls and doors, where you must find the way out of each level.


    The game-play will keep you hooked for hours, if given so.

    Graphics/Visuals
    The graphics is pretty basic, whilst it is mainly just sprites and 3D walls, the levels are huge and given that the frame-rates can drop to a mere 5 fps or less but will quickly rise and drop, sometimes it can become un-playable but usually if you don't focus on the lag, you can still get through the levels, but most of the time the frame-rates stick to a constant playable speed, the graphics aren't meant to be impressive, as this game was just ported off the old Wolfenstein 3D, but it could be improved.

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    Controls
    Whilst the controls are great, they can be very slow at response; the controls are fully customisable allowing the user to play it to it's very own liking.

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    Audio
    The audio provided in Wolfenstein is very simple, with simple sounds of pain, surprise and music; the music retains it's old 8-bit songs that make the classic, and the sounds aren't impressive, as they can get very annoying, like doors opening and closing.

    Conclusion
    For the price of this legendary game, it is well worth the investment if given the patience.

    Interface : 7/10 :It's nothing impressive; but it's completes the job
    Game-play 9/10 : It provides hours of Nazi-killing fun, with little or no repetitiveness
    Graphics/Visuals: 5/10 : The sprites are sharp, but nothing impressive compared to the PowerVR's capabilities (iPhone/iPod Touch graphics card) again this is a ported game.
    Controls : 10/10 Allowing complete customisation, love it
    Audio : 4/10 Music is 8-bit, nothing impressing and sounds are very repetitive

    Overall: 7/10 The game is very fun and keeps you occupied, with a few problems, this won't stop me from breaking out my iPod and playing it when I'm bored.

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