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Why is Wolfenstein: The New Order more than just an arcade shooter?

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We thought we knew what we were getting with Wolfenstein: The New Order, but sometimes a game surprises you.

We described it in our review as a "bizarre love triangle of traditional shooter elements, sci-fi pulp and believable human angle." But how did it manage to take the oldest first-person shooter franchise and surprise us with it?

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Today on Friends List, Executive Producer Russ Frushtick and Opinion Editor Ben Kuchera ask: Why is Wolfenstein: The New Order more than just an arcade shooter?

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