History Respawned is a YouTube channel that discusses the real-world history of popular stories in all mediums. Sometimes they even taken on video games, like Assassin’s Creed and Papers, Please.
This week they’re chatting about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ historical inspirations and how the game borrows from history to create its bleak vision of an alternate timeline. It’s a pretty interesting discussion, even if Wolf II isn’t your jam, with hosts Bob Whitaker and John Harney a discussing the interplay between history and pulp in one of the most politically charged AAA games in recent memory with guest and filmmaker Robert Greene II.
You can watch the whole thing right here (be warned: this is pretty heavy stuff, with an emphasis on racial tension and violence).
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For more on Wolfenstein II, check out our Virtual Life column on the game’s powerful storytelling.