The Retrograde Podcast – Wolfenstein 3D
It’s Wolfenstein 3D this week on The Retrograde!
Mikey and Andrew simultaneously explore one of World War 2’s most famous fictional prisons and the newly pioneered 3rd dimension in videogames!
Andrew also gives an in-depth review of Spiderman, and we pitch movie executives on casting choices for the new Batman and Superman.
“We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son of a bitch Hitler – just like I’d shoot a snake”
Those words, so courageously and famously spoken by William Joseph Blazkowicz prior to embarking on his solo mission to put an end to World War 2 and the occult experiments being overseen by Adolf and his band of detestable cronies, echo in the ears, hearts, and minds of patriots the world over. For without this selfless act; without the burden of the world slumped across Blazkowicz’ wide, burly, sculpted shoulders resting supply atop his thick pecs, we may have never known true freedom.
It’s rare in today’s world of so called “fake news,” “alternative facts,” and “fucking morons” that any topic exists which can almost unanimously be accepted as horrific. World War 2 and the horrors of the third reich is exactly such a topic. That is undoubtable. But what about the art which emanated from such a dark period of our past?
Art such as contemporary philosophy which is now forced to acknowledge the possibility of true evil; art such as poetry with a temperament darker than any such work which had come before; and art such as video games in which paint the wall with Nazi brains and take them down from the inside out?
It’s the art, and the relevance of it as it still stands today which we’re now forced to explore.
Upon its return to the modern day, will this particular game receive a Hero’s welcome? Or is it better off left to the forgotten pages of a dusty history book?
Find out this week when Andrew and Mikey Retrograde: Wolfenstein 3D