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Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: January 31st, 2020, 11:19 pm
by Young-Master-Zero
I've been thinking about buying that collection that has both Wasteland 1 and 2 on Steam. But I keep hearing that Wasteland 2 has awful game design and writing. I'm definitely gonna buy the Wasteland 1 remaster no matter what but I wanna know if I should buy the "digital deluxe" (Or whatever it's called) collection on Steam or just buy the remaster on it's own and ignore Wasteland 2.

What should I do?

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 1st, 2020, 1:55 pm
by Drool
I think Wasteland 2 is worth playing. It's a competent enough squad-based game. The writing is a little cliche, but nothing atrocious or anything like that. Also, I think a lot of the storyline and design complaints are from die-hard Wasteland aficionados.

Kinda like Fallout in that regard. Most people feel that while Fallout 3 had its problems, it wasn't too terrible, but die-hard Fallout fans tended to hate it.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 1st, 2020, 6:15 pm
by Young-Master-Zero
Drool wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 1:55 pm
Also, I think a lot of the storyline and design complaints are from die-hard Wasteland aficionados.
Yeah I saw a thread on another forum called "Wasteland 2 ending has major plot holes" or something like that which was really critical of the game so i was on the fence.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 2nd, 2020, 12:52 pm
by Drool
Okay, refreshed my memory on that thread, and yeah, it's pedantic grognard complaining (which I say with love). On a casual playthrough, it's largely fine.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 3rd, 2020, 5:48 pm
by Woolfe
It was pretty fun. Agree with Drool, most of the complaints from us Wasteland fans are around it not being Wasteland enough, rather than it being a bad game in general....

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 12:40 am
by kilobug
I really enjoyed it (and finished it 3 times). There a few flaws (a few minor bugs, and some lack of balancing between weapons/armor, mostly, but nothing crippling), but overall it's a great party-based RPG, with some interesting quests/locations/characters, lots of tiny details making the world "alive", and a solid combat system.

But I never played Wasteland 1 so I can't say how wasteland-ish it is.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 8th, 2020, 2:12 am
by Gizmo
kilobug wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 12:40 am
But I never played Wasteland 1 so I can't say how wasteland-ish it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvYcu5q ... 6E726A508F

*I must have watched this completely through at least three times already.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 10th, 2020, 7:47 am
by Etagloc
I really liked wasteland 2, and had enough fun to complete it twice. Once on release and once on Def edition.

I will say that the Def really did improve the over all game, so that is what you should be playing.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 11th, 2020, 5:48 am
by Grohal
Wasteland 2 is a very decent game. It is far from bad, and for me it is the best RPG InXile has yet delivered.

Re: Is Wasteland 2 worth playing?

Posted: February 22nd, 2020, 10:16 pm
by Mole204
Worth playing? WL2 has some rough patches, some planning errors, but it's an OK game. You'll have to accept that mistakes were made, and not just the brutality. (Hey, it's a post-Doom game shelf out there.) But if a few gameplay vids and demos don't turn you away, you might have a bit of fun with it. It's long, it's adventurous, and at it's core it's enjoyable. I suggest considering Wl2 when RPG shopping.