William "B.J." Blazkowicz - The toughest Nazi fighter in the entire world!How can you not love the storyline of Wolfenstein 3D? You are trapped in a Nazi prison at the bottom of an old castle, and you must fight your way out through Nazi soldiers and their dogs in order to escape from Castle Wolfenstein.
This was the first FPS that I ever got into and, over the course of the series, I developed an affinity for Mr. Blazkowicz; I also found that I enjoyed the shoot-em-up aspect of the game. It was one of the first games that didn't have a lot of puzzle solving that really engaged me, and I got a kick out of it.
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