Return to Wolfenstein The New Order
Getting back into it I'm reminded just how much it feels like a 90s era shooter. Health doesn't recharge to full every time you hide in cover like a modern shooter. Health packs and armor are pickups found throughout the levels. That alone gives the game a very different feel from modern shooters.
But not only that, the way weapons are handled is decidedly old school. You can carry as many weapons as you want with no real restrictions. None of this one primary weapon one secondary weapon crap that "realistic" shooters have been imposing on us lately. You can even duel wield totally impractical guns.
My favorite is duel wielding assault rifles. It's something that's completely impractical and totally unrealistic but it's so much fun. The developers of this game always seem to choose fun over realism and it really makes the game shine. I think a lot of modern games get so caught up in being consistent or realistic with their game worlds that they forget to just have fun in them. It's a video game. It's supposed to be fun.
Now that I'm a few hours in and still enjoying it I'll probably end up finishing the game. How Long To Beat tells me the game is probably around 12 hours long which is nothing compared to all the epic RPGs I've been playing. Even if I don't finish it, I'm having fun with it right now which is what really matters.