Wait... What 2 or 3 previous games were remembered less than fondly? Starting at Wolfenstein 3D there have only been 4 proper games. As far as I know the 3 leading up to new order were quite well regarded.
1. Wolfenstein 3D is a damn classic.
2. Return to castle Wolfenstein was an awesome sequel and had the best multiplayer.
3. Wolfenstein (2009) was an underrated gem, and, if I remember correctly, reviewed pretty well.
I liked it as well. The problem now is that the extremely vocal group of people that are pissed off have kind of ruined my enthusiasm for the series itself by driving their arguments and silly theories into the ground. I just don't really want to hear about mass effect for a least a while now.