Average User Score: 6.3Mar 1, 2015Dead State is a survival game with RPG influences. Your job is to lead a group of survivors and keep them alive.
The game overall is quiteDead State is a survival game with RPG influences. Your job is to lead a group of survivors and keep them alive.
The game overall is quite good, it definitely keeps you thinking about how you're going to spend resources, and balancing risk versus reward as you go scavenging. Combat is turn based and reminiscent of Fallout and Wasteland 2.
You have the opportunity to influence how some of your NPCs grow by making choices that determine their growth path, though many you cannot influence.
The game is overall in good condition today with only a few bugs remaining and I've not run into any gamekilling bugs. NPC's are generally well written and believable. You do find yourself making hard choices, such as leaving competing groups alone or engaging them even though they aren't overtly hostile.
The "Leveling" mechanics are innovative. You don't gain levels from killing things, you gain them from scavenging and making decisions.
It does have a few cons, variety of loot becomes repetitive after a bit, and NPC gifts are almost completely dependent on the random generator, making it very difficult to find some things. Another minor annoyance is that some areas are locked so you can walk over them and never see anything until someone tells you about it.
Overall it is a fun survival RPG and I'd recommend it to anyone who is ready for a non-standard RPG.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jan 25, 2015Wasteland 2 is an extremely well done throwback to Fallout. It is heavily focused on skills and skill use rather than the traditionalWasteland 2 is an extremely well done throwback to Fallout. It is heavily focused on skills and skill use rather than the traditional attribute driven style of RPG. Most problems presented in the game have multiple solutions as do most quests. Like Fallout, your decisions factor heavily into the end of the game.
It does suffer from a few small flaws, the attributes really are meaningless. Intelligence is extremely important, Strength if you want the best armor, and an extra point or two in Charisma is needed if you want to be able to recruit all of the NPCs.
Its other major flaw is that it is very easy to lock yourself out of sidequests, or completely miss them. Many sidequests require you to have some specific item in your inventory when talking to an NPC that is found in another area, and it is really easy to have an inventory full of items for quests you missed because you didn't know you needed to go back and talk to someone. Worse, occassionally completing some other quest will block a sidequest even if the person is still present and could talk to you, but inexplicably won't.. If you're going to play, just spoil yourself and reference a Toaster Items spoiler or you'll miss many things. Some of this is intentional, sometimes an action you take alters the town you're in and it would no longer make sense for the sidequest to work (Like causing some NPC to leave town), but IMO it is just too easy for this to happen as you aren't given a hint that it could happen.
Does Wasteland 2 have some flaws? Certainly, but so does every other game. Wasteland 2, like any other great game, has only small flaws and I highly recommend it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Oct 9, 2012An extremely good interpretation of X-com and a good Strategy game.
Pros: Fun turn based combat, good combat system that eschews theAn extremely good interpretation of X-com and a good Strategy game.
Pros: Fun turn based combat, good combat system that eschews the modern "You always hit" form of design for design that lets characters fail. New aliens are fun, interesting, and *very* dangerous. Streamlined weaknesses of the original X-com like spending 10 minutes staring at a globe waiting for something to happen. New diversity in missions and maps is excellent.
Cons: Would have preferred more customization options, and soldiers to have stats. Psionics appear to be missing. Weapons should be the Player's choice, not a skill set. Not sure if you have a choice in which Role a soldier picks up when they gain their first level.
Overall, I'd say it's well worth buying, and while it does have some minor issues, it's still a really great game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jul 7, 20124x turn based strategy game, very well polished and tested. I haven't seen a single bug yet. It has taken lessons from the legendary games4x turn based strategy game, very well polished and tested. I haven't seen a single bug yet. It has taken lessons from the legendary games of old (Masters of Orion, Galactic Civs), and incorporated them into it's own style. Highly addictive, and very fun to play. That said, the game does have two minor weaknesses. The game doesn't really have any animations for events, such as Master's of Orions "Tech researched/stolen", which IMO reduces the excitement. The combat system, while quite innovative, isn't really a good replacement for player controlled combat.
Still, if you like 4x strategy, this game will be worth your money!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7May 28, 2012The story is recycled, often repeating the same sub-narratives over and over, the ammo and weapons are largely pathetic, you'll never haveThe story is recycled, often repeating the same sub-narratives over and over, the ammo and weapons are largely pathetic, you'll never have a reason to switch weapons. Most of the "Quests" are fetch quests that involve pressing a button near a planet, and then pressing it on the planet again. There's very little choice with dialogue, and most of the time you don't even get a choice it's just auto-dialogue.
It's obvious this game was designed around marketing initiatives and not with the intent of creating a good game.
Not worth $60. Maybe at $20.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0May 28, 2012After actually being able to play the game, I am now rereviewing it. The game is pretty fun, the loot system very well done. Combat isAfter actually being able to play the game, I am now rereviewing it. The game is pretty fun, the loot system very well done. Combat is enjoyable, as is exporation. The addition of random dungoes and random mini-quests is quite entertaining and boosts replay value.
A couple of points have been subtracted for the Always On DRM, and the inability to distribute attribute points manually.
Overall I'd recommend it, but Blizzard *really* needs to get away from the auto-point distributing.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6May 13, 2012Port Royale 3 is a copy of Port Royale 2, with fewer features, and an incredibly obtuse UI. Immigrants, spices, trade goods from Europe?Port Royale 3 is a copy of Port Royale 2, with fewer features, and an incredibly obtuse UI. Immigrants, spices, trade goods from Europe? All gone. Trying to buy or sell with the new UI is, at best, frustrating. Trying to navigate the map is ridiculous, it took me 20 minutes and 3 google queries to figure out how to get a ship to sail out of town.
If you want a great game in this genre, buy Port Royale 2. If you're a fan of Port Royale 2, and you have a very high tolerance for frustration, and can handle fewer features, then buy Port Royale 3.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0May 13, 2012Warlock is a very enjoyable game. It's approach is very similiar to Civilization in terms of city building and combat. Unlike Civilization,Warlock is a very enjoyable game. It's approach is very similiar to Civilization in terms of city building and combat. Unlike Civilization, you quickly get to combat with neutral units, and while not groundbreaking, it is fun. The game has a wonderful selection of units, many of which are beautifully rendered. The game shifts away from Civilization style city building, in Warlock you place buildings on the tiles, which does force you to make choices as you build your cities.
The negatives are that the game could've used a bit more in the way of documentation and/or ingame screens to show you what the various spell paths and buildings open up as you progress. Overall, especially for it's price, I'd recommend it to any fan of turn based games and/or civilization.… Expand