Wolfenstein (2009 video game)/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Anticlimax Boss: If you time your shots right and have the right weapon, you can blow away the first Despoiled that serves as a boss in under ten seconds. The latter confrontations with Despoiled are... harder.
  • Catharsis Factor: Just try not to cackle maniacally while killing Nazis with the Particle Cannon, the Tesla Gun or the Liechenfaust. You will fail.
  • Fetish Retardant: Elite Guard, circa Wolfenstein (glowing skeletons and masculine haircuts are NOT sexy). Getting burned alive or disintegrated horribly isn't good for your skin, either.
  • Genius Bonus: Fictitious weapons appear to be based on real-life guns. Tesla Pistol (a gun shooting lightning arcs) uses the grips and receiver of the relatively obscure Polish Blyskawica submachine gun from WW2. Its name is Polish for... 'Lightning'. Oh, and there's also the relationship with B.J.'s surname.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Some of the music from the game sounds very similar to "The Ark's Theme" from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A common complaint on release week. The most common gripes include the lack of a Chaingun, the use of regenerating health in singleplayer and even in multiplayer mode, and the game's simplified, Halo/Call of Duty style multiplayer mode in contrast to the more in-depth, tactical, class-based multiplayer of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.