IMG Previews Return to Castle Wolfenstein
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IMG has posted a preview by Lucian Fong of Return to Castle Wolfenstein from Aspyr Media, the sequel to the legendary Wolfenstein 3D. Developed by Gray Matter Studios and Nerve Software in collaboration with id Software, the first-person shooter was Carbonized for Mac OS 9 and X by Westlake Interactive.
Here's an excerpt:
As an elite member of the Army Rangers, you're trained to use any weapons at your disposal. You start off with a knife and a Luger pistol, which can be equipped with a silencer. Although they may be weak compared to the hardware you come across later in the game, they are very effective if you are trying to be stealthy.For the full text of our preview, follow the link below.
IMG Preview: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Among the other basic weapons is the Colt .45, which can be wielded John Woo-style if you pick up two. The American Thompson and German MP-40 submachine guns are fairly similar in damage, accuracy, and rate of fire, although ammo is much more plentiful for the latter. One weapon that is essential for stealth missions is the silenced Sten. If used properly, it can be extremely deadly. My weapon of choice for taking out enemies is the Mauser sniper rifle. Not only is it fun to pick off Nazis at a distance, but the sound of firing the Mauser is extremely satisfying. You'll feel like Dan Jackson in the bell tower in Saving Private Ryan.
Random gun fact: According to my gun-crazed friend, the Mauser in RtCW behaves much more like the World Ware II-era Russian SKS. The real Mauser 98k held five rounds and was bolt action, whereas the rifle in RtCW holds 10 rounds and is semi-automatic.
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