How do you Wasteland?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by JunjiItosGio, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. JunjiItosGio

    JunjiItosGio It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 29, 2020
    I’m a scrub when it comes to old games, Fallout 1 is I believe the oldest CRPG I’ve ever played (CRPGs aren’t the games I grew up with), however I’ve been interested in them for a while.

    Anyways, this weekend I bought the Wastelnd trilogy (Wasteland Remastered, Wasteland 2, Wasteland 3), and I can’t seem to understand how to play W1. From what I see, it’s literally just a remaster from what I see in comparison to the OG, not a modern engine remake to be like W2/3 like I assumed. Wasteland 2 and 3 I’m sure I can figure out as they’re newer, but W1 seems to be completely out of my pay grade.

    I don’t wanna give up on it though because I always like playing the original in a series, it’s why I didn’t give up on the Fallout originals and just stick with 3/NV.

    Yo, how the fuck do you play this game lmao
     
  2. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Yeah I had the same thing as you, completely bounced off of Wasteland 1
     
  3. JunjiItosGio

    JunjiItosGio It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 29, 2020
    I’m looking up guides, but most of what I’m seeing are just character creation guides
     
  4. Millim

    Millim Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Oct 13, 2010
    I've tried both the original Wasteland 1 and the remaster and, yeah, it's a tough game to get into.
    It really hasn't aged well compared to what came after it.

    I'll say go into Wasteland 2, W2 is kind of a soft remake, it follows on from W1 however it has a lot of the same story elements and characters.
    Things are referenced and it helps having a basic understanding of what happened in Wasteland 1, but it's more like playing New Vegas before 1&2, you'll get the reference if you played it, but not playing it won't leave you confused.

    Personally, the game should have been a hard reboot, call it Wasteland and make a new trilogy from there instead of making it a sequel to 30 year old game, but that's just me.
     
  5. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    >can't intuitively play a video game

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  6. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Wasteland is less a video game and Morea very cool excel sheet
     
  7. Millim

    Millim Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Oct 13, 2010
    Yeah, it's not really a fun experience.
    The systems are heavily outdated and there isn't really much in the way of feedback.
    It's a bit of a chore to play.

    It's like playing Arena, it may have been great for the time, but there's a good reasoning for streamlining some things.
     
  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    "Games age meme"

    Video games dont age. They stay the exact same they were when they released.
     
  9. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Then it's an objectively shit game
     
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  10. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Yes
     
  11. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I did the most complete playthrough with a guide and a cheated character.
    Even then, that wasn't easy.
     
  12. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Gamers are like reverse cavemen. Where the further along in gaming we get the less capable they become at grasping mechanics or genres they haven't encountered before.
     
  13. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    The average person is regressing at almost everything. Considering that technology is assisting us with almost everything, we cease doing it ourselves.
     
  14. Millim

    Millim Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Oct 13, 2010
    Regression from Wasteland 1 to 2 isn't a bad thing, we've just found what works and thrown out what doesn't
     
  15. bro.nada

    bro.nada Guest

    I'd like to hope it might be the reverse someday, the more modern games get worse and less tedious, the more older audiences will seek out older and more complicated games. The only reason I think this is because that's my attitude towards the zeitgeist at the moment. Maybe they would be bored to death by patronizing game design and twitch reflexes serving as a barrier of entree?

    What I'm trying to say is that I'm going to remake Grumpy Old Men but with gamers.
     
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