Never got to play Wasteland when it was published, since I was 2-year-old infant at the time...
Fallout 2 was my first touch at the post apocalyptic wasteland, and it still holds first place in my top ten games of all times. I didn't get to play Fallout 1 until few years ago, and although being great, for me it didn't surpass the second game. Wasteland has long been on my games to play list, but it wasn't until few weeks ago that I was ready to look past the graphics and UI.
And I don't regret moment of it. It took me almost two months, but today I finally finished Commodore 64 version of this game . Combat system was one which I enjoyed alot, it just rocks! I have always loved turn based strategy games, and this system was just absolutely lovely. Random encounters did sometimes give me a headache. Compared to newer games (such as Fallout 1 & 2
), "quests" and dialog were a little downer, but there was *something* to this game that kept me playing and expanding the story in my head after I had turned off my trusty C-64 and crawled to bed. Game was pretty damn hard at the beginning, I spent most of my time figuring out what I was even supposed to do, and eg how the hell do you sit down
It was fun though, and I'm probably going to play it again later on PC. Mind Maze was the part that I enjoyed the most, along with dealings with Servants of the Mushroom Cloud.
But. The ending. WTF was that? Downer much? I was expecting something epic but all I got was couple of lines of text