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Wasteland 2

Developer / Publisher: inXile Entertainment
19 September 2014
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Wasteland 2 is a great post apocalyptic cRPG, a throwback to the old Fallout 1 and 2 games which was developed by the same people who developed the Wasteland series.

The developers did an excellent job building the world of Wasteland 2, filling it with interesting characters to meet and stories to go through. While some locations in the game world might look repetitive due to the reuse of assets, the different characters and quests attributed to each area make them always fun and interesting to explore. The factions in this game are well-crafted and believable in a wasteland setting, and most of them are different from one another. There are also 2 different regions in the game that look completely different, keeping the game world fresh. The writing in this game is excellent, mixing humor and seriousness well resulting in entertaining dialog and interactions. The main story is quite basic imo, not as good as Wasteland 3 but is serviceable regardless. However, many of the side quests are excellent, offering interesting stories and many choices. Wasteland 2 gives the player the choice to do as they see fit, and this makes the game a lot more immersive as your actions have direct consequence on the people of the wastes.

However this is a very flawed game. The combat becomes repetitive quickly, devolving into moving your characters to cover and click on the enemy. It is serviceable, but not anywhere close to the combat in Divinity Original Sin 2 or even Wasteland 3. The graphics and the UI is terrible for a 2015 game, it looks and plays like a game from the early 2000s. Similar to Divinity Original Sin, the quests in this game lack any form of guidance and simply inform the players of the tasks and leave them to do it by their own way. While this lack of hand holding can make for great gameplay as the players need to figure out themselves what to do, some of the quests are extremely frustrating as they require items that are located in random locations and are very difficult to find without searching online.

Despite the flaws, Wasteland 2 is still an excellent game and one that you can put dozens of hours into without even realizing it.
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There is some life in this wasteland
Finally, after years, we finally got a sequel for what is considered one of the pillars of WRPGs. It fails to an amazing game, but i found it to be a solid game remniscent of the original Fallout games.

I think the main problem with the game is that it simply is shadowed by the multitude of games that inspired it. It does turn based combat well, but its no XCOM. The quests, world and humour remind me a lot of Fallout 2, but again it doesnt even come close to the level of interactivity and writing of that game.

Besides its plagued with technical issues and bugs, and there is no reason for it to take so long to load when the visuals arent all that impressive. I actually enjoyed it a lot, its just the sort of game that suffers in comparison

Overal its a good game, but way too long for its own good. It took me almost 50 hours to beat, though i found the latter half of the game more enjoyable than its slow start.
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hacksawn Wasteland 2 2022-06-23T02:06:00Z
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3.5
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totohimself Wasteland 2 2022-06-15T20:54:46Z
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3.5
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TheAllGolden Wasteland 2 2022-06-12T19:11:15Z
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4.0
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domal Wasteland 2 2022-05-31T17:57:48Z
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3.0
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michaelcera Wasteland 2 2022-05-25T12:55:39Z
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WHATISLOSTINTHEMINES Wasteland 2 2022-05-23T13:27:07Z
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2.5
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TevhoBend Wasteland 2 2022-05-23T11:09:03Z
2022-05-23T11:09:03Z
4.0
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ResetRPG Wasteland 2 2022-05-19T22:02:08Z
Xbox One
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3.5
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Post-Apocalyptic Turn-Based RPG Isometric RPG Western RPG
jebsmoker Wasteland 2 2022-05-19T08:20:43Z
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4.5
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chenille Wasteland 2 2022-05-15T15:48:43Z
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4.0
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megadave83 Wasteland 2 2022-04-10T21:17:17Z
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DidiMun Wasteland 2 2022-03-25T23:36:50Z
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