All three of these games....

Discussion in 'Wasteland Discussion' started by TorontoReign, Dec 9, 2021.

Do you like RPG's or just Fallout?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  3. Pizza

    2 vote(s)
  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Are worth playing. Even the Remaster of W1 which some people got butthurt about because it was made in Unity instead of on a freaking Commodore 64. They also were offended by pronouns I did not notice. The original is dated but check out Tagaziels LP up top to see what you might get yourself into otherwise do the Remaster which is a bit overpriced btw.

    Wasteland 2 disappointed me at launch (7 out of 10) until I just started playing the Directors Cut while also ignoring all of the complaints I read on the internet many of which were false or fixed in the DC. Shotguns and brawling are useless? No. Vax is useless? No use computer science before each fight. Toaster Repair useless? No you get junk items that you need to save for unmarked quests. You really need to play the first one to totally get this because it is not Fallout. For maximum enjoyment if a radio message comes in stop moving on the map so you get all the fluff. Also skip Agcenter and Highpool (initially) and go to Rail Nomad to get Scotchmo and Ralphie so save those points on your main guys. Fuck Angela Deth since she will waste your points by leaving and she is a dumb bitch in the next one.

    Wasteland 3 is something I had no excitement for but then I played it and I could not stop playing it. It's essentially the perfect Wasteland game if you play it on hard where your characters can actually die. It has more than enough content to keep you entertained. The combat and music are on point. The Patriarch is actually a good "villain" instead of a retread of W1 like with W2. Play them and enjoy.
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  2. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    As a Zoomer I've considered myself pretty good at engaging with games that are older, older than myself even, but the original Wasteland is just a nut I couldn't crack even though I really wanted to. I respect those who can play and enjoy it, but I've yet to reach the point where I can bounce past the impenetrability of it.

    Mind you, the soundtrack is phenomenal (The remastered version at least, I don't know if the original even used a soundtrack) and I use it for my tabletop campaigns. But yeah, it's a shame.

    Wasteland 2 I found to be alright. Gameplay wise it was nice. Soundtrack and atmosphere were good, really good even. Story and character wise, a bit underwhelming.

    I greatly enjoyed Wasteland 3 however.
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 3
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I liked using the keyword BOTH at rail nomad to resolve the quest in 2. As a millennial I still have problems playing the original but that is mainly due to all the combat.

    The OG Wasteland was very beep boopy without music.
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Carbon Dated and Proud

    Nov 26, 2007

    No sound.
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Depends on the version. The one my uncle showed me looked like this....

    The one on Steam added the music even before the remaster iirc.
  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Carbon Dated and Proud

    Nov 26, 2007
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Yeah that is the one on Steam but the other Remaster is really good and the old fucks (they should just play the other one and fuck off) that whined on GOG are retarded because games need patches even if you Remaster something from the 80's, and pronouns are not that fucking important to cry about being included.

    They also whined about macros but the dev posted about how they had to change the way those worked.

    These are nice too.

    I especially like Snake's look in this one since it synchs up with his depiction in 2.

    I might be wrong but I think I read that bureaucracy can help to recruit random mobs.
  8. Arkansan

    Arkansan First time out of the vault

    Dec 7, 2021
    Speaking of Wasteland, does anyone else remember a MUD based on it? I swear I played one at some point.
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  10. xxdemonxspawnnxx

    xxdemonxspawnnxx First time out of the vault

    Apr 13, 2021
    I sure wish W2 California was as good as Arizona. The factions of California are ridiculous. Leather jerks, Robbinson and Mannerites shouldn't exist. I liked what they did with Rail Nomads and The prison. I even liked Ag center because it gave a sense of rebuilding and hope.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2022
  11. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 First time out of the vault

    Jul 5, 2022
    I've been thinking about trying this series out for quite some time now. It's just I never got around to it or heck even have time to play it, one of these days, I'll definitely check out the Wasteland series!
  12. megamike15

    megamike15 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2016
    Wasteland as a a series never appealed to me as much as fallout.

    Fallout just always felt it had a more interesting setting compared to Wasteland which never takes itself seriously.