Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #10, First concept art

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    I love it. Looks like the wasteland cover if it was viewed from ground level instead of above

  2. radioactive_penguin

    radioactive_penguin First time out of the vault

    Jul 1, 2006
    This picture just goes to show that EOtechs are better than Aimpoints. I don't see an aimpoint on his rifle.
  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    My beard is yet to start going :?
    All I can grow so far is some pathetic stache.

    @ Formerk

    Brilliant. Laughed my ass off.

    [nitpick]There are at least 8 Rangers on the new concept art. There are 5 on the Wasteland cover, without the photographer, that is.[/nitpick]
  4. chewie

    chewie Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Dec 3, 2005

    Hilarious - nicely done :clap:
  5. Cold Zer0

    Cold Zer0 Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 6, 2004
    Amazing artwork. What I see here is my Wasteland party after the last mission and a job well done.
    Right to left:

    1. Angela Trash

    2. Badass leader Snake Vargas

    3. Trasher

    4. Dr Mike Scott - only his hood is visible in a picture

    5. Hell Razor - the spikes in his helmet represent the number of chopters he dismantled with his bare hands

    6. Mad Dog Fargo

    7. Metal Maniac

    As the base Cochise is blown to pieces our tough desert rangers look into a bit brighter future for their Wasteland....for now.

    EDIT: Typo
  6. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Painstakingly Based & Cringe

    Sep 11, 2010
  7. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    You're not seeing the opening in the "hood"?

    As for what Cold Zer0 said, it seems about right to me. Though Mike Scott being there is questionable.

    Or they could just be a bunch of Rangers unrelated to the first game. :wink:
  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Painstakingly Based & Cringe

    Sep 11, 2010
    That I don't, cause there is none.

    Why would Andreé draw 6 characters, fully portrayed and draw one character who's only characteristic we see is a vague hood?

    Sadly there are no other mountains or hills in the background as far as I can see so I have nothing to compare it with.

    I just don't see how in the context of the picture that is supposed to be a hood of a 7th ranger.

    And the "opening" is just shading effects, fire, shadow, ain't no opening, it's just the far side of the object which the light from the fire isn't covering.
  9. Cold Zer0

    Cold Zer0 Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 6, 2004
    Mr Fish consider that picture as a Rorschach's test. I see what I see. I see Dr Scott and you see a mountain. Don't ruin my fantasy :D
  10. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Painstakingly Based & Cringe

    Sep 11, 2010
    Fine fine, I don't see a hood but as a mountain it feels too rounded at the top and with no other mountains in the area the first thing that pops into my head is a vertical zeppelin. O_o

    Zeppelin with an anti-gravity controll mechanism? Though why a zeppelin would require anti-gravity makes little sense.
  11. Tel Prydain

    Tel Prydain First time out of the vault

    Apr 23, 2007
    It does look a bit New Vegas, but that’s a bit unfair as NV had heavy Wasteland influence. Hell, it had ranger armour that was specifically designed to look like Desert Ranger armour.

    I think that the style is fine. I kinda understand those who were looking for a more ‘retro’ look to the art, but I think I would have been disappointed if it had.

    While it might look a little New Vegas, there isn’t a lot there that says ‘Fallout’ to me. The modern equipment is an immediate point of difference.
    Having said that, while it does scream Ranger, it doesn’t say ‘Wasteland’ to me either. But I’m not holding that against it – this piece is obviously to introduce the Desert Rangers to a crowd that doesn’t know them yet. Now we’ve met them, I’d expect the next view to give us a progressively wider view of the world they inhabit.
  12. Darth Cheesecake

    Darth Cheesecake First time out of the vault

    Apr 10, 2012
    I never did manage to find a copy of the original wasteland.

    But I know it by reputation, and would love to see this game released.
  13. Hausen

    Hausen Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 23, 2007
    Just the wallpaper I needed for this fresh image of Windows 7.