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  • Summary: Deck out your Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone, test the limits of your strategy skills, and bring justice to the wasteland.

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Wasteland 2: Director's Cut - Story and Scale
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    90
    This is how the only true heir to the old Fallout games should have looked from day one! [13/2015, p.70]
  2. Oct 13, 2015
    90
    Wasteland 2 is an excellent update on a classic RPG experience, placing you squarely in the harshest of settings with a more benevolent role to play than most other “post-nuclear” game experiences with an excellent and open world exploration and battle system, as well as deep character customization and a dynamic, ever-changing story and world experience. While the game suffers from some look and feel issues and has a mostly abysmal camera, Wasteland 2 is still a great new title that can sate your desires for apocalyptic exploration for now.
  3. Oct 15, 2015
    90
    Director's Cut is the right term for this release; Fargo and the crew at InXile have combed through both the finer details and the high-level ones of Wasteland 2, fixing, tweaking, and adding to take it from great to excellent.
  4. Oct 25, 2015
    85
    In the end, Wasteland 2 is good, it’s fun, and there is a ton of content. But it’s not that different, or newly ‘cut’, than it was a year ago.
  5. Oct 13, 2015
    80
    Despite its confusing introduction and uneven narrative, Wasteland 2 is successful at what it sets out to do. It maintains the spirit of its predecessor without feeling like it’s been designed for pre-existing fans of the genre to enjoy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    A further improvement to an already good game. It has now better balancing, better graphics, better interface and cleaned out most of itsA further improvement to an already good game. It has now better balancing, better graphics, better interface and cleaned out most of its bugs.

    Fans of old school rpgs should look no further, Wasteland 2 DC is up until now the best of the kickstarter crpgs!
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  2. Nov 2, 2016
    10
    I thought I became old and that's why no games give me chills or overjoy and then Wasteland 2 came out. Now I know that I'm not old and I canI thought I became old and that's why no games give me chills or overjoy and then Wasteland 2 came out. Now I know that I'm not old and I can enjoy games as I did in my childhood, but publishers and game developers are **** **** who make **** (not always, but often. There are always some cool new games).

    Wasteland 2 gave me chills and I played it 133hrs, but I'm over 60%-70% of game yet.
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  3. Dec 11, 2015
    9
    It's a great RPG/TBS game, and what Fallout 3 should have been. The graphics are pretty good, the music is good also (although it's tooIt's a great RPG/TBS game, and what Fallout 3 should have been. The graphics are pretty good, the music is good also (although it's too Texas-style, I liked the Fallout 1-2 music more and still enjoy listening to it while working). The combat system and character stats system work well, more or less. The initiative system (Disciples 2-style) is pretty good. All non-combat skills are useful which is definitely an improvement over Fallout 2.

    There are a few things I didn't like much, which however are minor and don't break the game:
    - in the beginning of the game melee weapons seem to be the best choice - because of the new "Speed" parameter which allows most melee enemies (and your characters) to reach the enemy in just one turn. Both JA2 and Fallout 2 were more positional games where it would take a few turns to run close up to a camping sniper, and by that time you'd probably be dead already. Here the battles are much less positional, as high-speed characters rush thru the battlefield easily.
    - tons of bad language, and the word "a-s-s" used almost everywhere, even in names of skills. I know they wanted to give this feeling of a "rough" world, but this bad language should have been best limited to some characters and left out of the interface.
    - there is a bit too much humor. Most descriptions of objects in the world have a joke inside, and after you routinely explore a few rooms with a few dozen such objects, it does get stale. Having just a few humorously described objects would would make them stand out more.
    - the overall style of characters has this strange retro punky 80s something look, which is too limiting. I mean, Fallout had much more neutral/realistic setting which felt more believable. But his game even doesn't feel much like a successor of Fallout universe, more like Mad Max: Fury Road movie. The looks of the characters here are just too fancy to feel real in a poor, starving world after nuclear war.

    Though while thinking of this, I probably should keep in mind that this game isn't Fallout 3 but Wasteland 2, and Wasteland was indeed about Texas and rangers. But this inevitably makes the game a bit too USA-centered, too much "God-bless-America-badass" style which the devs might not notice but which definitely alienates players from other parts of the world. Fallout 1-2 felt much more of an international game and more like home even you aren't from the US.

    All that sad, it's still a great game and a great successor to the Fallout/Wasteland series. If you liked Fallout 1/2 you should definitely buy this game.
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  4. Jun 29, 2020
    8
    What an unexpected gem of a game this turned out to be. So much depth and role playing possibilities across your squad. Exciting combat andWhat an unexpected gem of a game this turned out to be. So much depth and role playing possibilities across your squad. Exciting combat and exploration in my favourite game world scenario (Post Apocalyptic). What's not to like. Gimme Wasteland 3 right now please... Expand
  5. Dec 19, 2018
    7
    Not as deep a CPRG as Fallout 1/2, but way better party based combat that is a lot of fun. I'd say this was more combat heavy than story rich.Not as deep a CPRG as Fallout 1/2, but way better party based combat that is a lot of fun. I'd say this was more combat heavy than story rich. Stuck playing the Rangers wasn't a problem. I mostly role play as the good guys anyway. Tactics of Lazer Squad meets a good guy Fallout lite sort of experience for sure.

    This DC version has more bells and whistles, but for the life of me this looks visually worse. Yes even on the newer versions of this unity engine, so go figure. So plus one point for more polished content and minus one point for the poorer visual look. On the Steam the pubs/devs give the DC version as a free upgrade with the standard version. So one purchase with slightly two different game directions and major difference in art styles.
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  6. Feb 18, 2017
    6
    I just couldn't get completely in to this. It has a good story and settings, but the combat and action parts are average and the game justI just couldn't get completely in to this. It has a good story and settings, but the combat and action parts are average and the game just takes on a grinding feel to it. Some people may enjoy it more but I think there's better alternatives out there that are similar. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2020
    0
    Poor writing, worse design, this is a game which deserved a late term abortion.

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