Wolfenstein: New Order is probably my favourite first person shooter of the last decade, which is a hugely surprising thing to be able to say about a Wolfenstein game.
There’s a long, nonviolent underwater part in it where BJ Blazkowicz gives some occasional voiceover about times he swam when he was a kid. For whatever reason I super dug it. BJ Blazkowicz is a surprisingly well-characterised lump of meat. Incidental, non-instructional dialogue is one of many, many great things New Order bothers with that shooters rarely do anymore. There’s also a whole lot of voiceover that only gets triggered if you look at a particular environmental detail for a certain amount of time, something you’d think would be common but which I don’t remember seeing much of. Last I recall was probably Half-Life 2.
“Calm breaths. It’s just the moon. Seen it a thousand times.”