[POLL] Have you played Wasteland!?

Discussion in 'Wasteland Discussion' started by egalor, Jan 16, 2008.

Have you played Wasteland?

  1. Yes

    96.3%
  2. No

    3.7%
  1. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    346
    Jun 20, 2007
    Just for my personal interest, I'd like to know how many of NMA'ers have played that classic. Any additional comment to a simple "yes" or "no" (if any) would be welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. Nimrod

    Nimrod It Wandered In From the Wastes

    196
    Sep 24, 2007
    A lot. I had a C64 as a kid, so my gamer geekery got off to an early start. Really awesome game that shows what you can do without fancy graphics or 4 gig processors. It was due to having loved that one so much that I snagged FO1 the first week it was out.
     
  3. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Wasteland and Bard's Tale is how I cut my teeth on cRPGs. I was a kid and into D&D, and at that point in time those games were the closest thing to PnP games without all the mess.
     
  4. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Righto, changed your post into a poll. Should make things easier.
     
  5. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    346
    Jun 20, 2007
    Thank you Wooz, for your help! I always have trouble at making polls at forums :)
     
  6. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    I played it about three days ago. It's pretty interesting. I don't like some part of the combat system though.
     
  7. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    i played it a loooooong time ago. to my shame i must admit that i never finished the game.
     
  8. Lord Elden

    Lord Elden Still Mildly Glowing

    229
    Apr 27, 2007
    Have played it, yeah. Unfortunately I played a couple of years ago and had problems getting into it. I'll probably give it another try one of these days... I did return to UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM: Terror from the Deep recently, of course, I had played those games very much years and years ago and they are 5 years or so newer but there's hope I might be able to enjoy it...
     
  9. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I found it a bit difficult to get into it too, but once you're there, barely getting out alive from a fight with a band of possums, and you get used to the interface/controls (which I got to love), it got you.

    One hint, though: If you don't have the original and you got it from an abandonware site, print the manual and the paragraph list. It makes it much more easier.
     
  10. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    played it but never finished it !
     
  11. Lord Elden

    Lord Elden Still Mildly Glowing

    229
    Apr 27, 2007
    Back in the 80's/early 90's I never bought games being a kid and all. First game I bought was Civilization II, that was '96... And good luck finding the (original) game now, and ebay prices are probably too high too...

    But yeah, I'll play it in the near future and remember to print the manual out as well.
     
  12. The Commissar

    The Commissar Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    May 18, 2004
    Anyone who has not finished it will be shot for desertion. Anyone who has not even played it will be hung for sedition.

    Unless you just do not like RPGs, there is really no excuse to have missed Wasteland. Easily one of my all time favourites, although I have not trusted an empty toaster since.
     
  13. SL¥DE

    SL¥DE Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    364
    Oct 21, 2007
    My parents got me a collection of old cRPGs a long time ago, Wasteland was one of the games in the collection. Unfortunately, the manual for Wasteland was printed improperly and so the paragraphs chosen made no sense, so I never got far. I might try it again, but I'll have to get a new manual.
     
  14. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Look here for your manual and paragraph book needs.
     
  15. Stag

    Stag Guest

    :lol:

    I sort of played it, but it didn't run very well and I don't really remember it. I'll have to try again.
     
  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Played it, but to be 100%, never finished it. I just got lost at some point amongst the weird puzzles and purple-coloured military bases or whatever.
     
  17. SL¥DE

    SL¥DE Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    364
    Oct 21, 2007
    Excellent. Now to see if I still have the disk.
     
  18. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Neeeever played it. Crazy eh? I fear now, it may be to late for me to get into it and enjoy it... Then again, you never know what your misin' if you don't try it first.
     
  19. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    346
    Jun 20, 2007
    So far, less than the half (!) of us have not played the classic, and it's NMA community! This means, as far as I can see, a Wasteland port to FO should be quite popular one.

    A kind request to moderators,
    Could you please stick this topic to the top for some while, so that as many people as possible vote? If not - no problem, leave it where it is.
     
  20. Nimrod

    Nimrod It Wandered In From the Wastes

    196
    Sep 24, 2007
    If I knew enough to help, I'd join a team for this in a minute. Unfortunately, my expertise at the moment is limited to very simple scripting and even simpler mapping, so I wouldn't be of much use. Maybe if a proofreader was needed, but that's about it.