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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. 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: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  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. Nov 11, 2015
    10
    Great old school RPG - LOVE IT!!!

    I enjoyed it. Don't expect it to be Fallout 2.5 though. True oldschool Fallout feeling. The developers
    Great old school RPG - LOVE IT!!!

    I enjoyed it. Don't expect it to be Fallout 2.5 though.

    True oldschool Fallout feeling. The developers keep making huge updates, the dlcs are free. From such a small budget they made an amazing game.
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  4. Nov 23, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A great old-school RPG experience. Wasteland 2 starts hard if you don't know how to min max characters and what the skills are for. But RPGs that make things too easy are boring, so learning the hard way is more fun. The graphics aren't too bad but they do appear dated. The theme of the game of being a pre-90s apocalypse is very well-executed in the game. The computers, writing and themes match very well. I remember the synth I fought saying that I will not stand a chance against his superior computing power with his 8080 processor running at 3 MHz or something like that. Lines like these are very endearing and fun to read. As for the weapons, they were unrealistic in ammo used but worked as the customizations were helpful. It also is fun in a sense that the game allows you to fail some main quests and deal with the awful consequences. The choice between the Ag Center and Highpool was quite tough and if you fail to save both, the world hates you some more but you can continue to make the world worse. You can also betray characters and even your fellow Rangers, which is a rare thing in today's games. All of these things and more pleasant surprises, mean that even though Wasteland 2 has some shortcomings, it is very fun, especially if you are looking for a game that challenges you the oldschool way. Backing this game in kickstarter was totally worth it. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2016
    8
    I wrote my first review in haste and frustration. The game has a very steep learning curve, but a deep and engrossing story and in-depthI wrote my first review in haste and frustration. The game has a very steep learning curve, but a deep and engrossing story and in-depth gameplay. Worthwhile for fans of XCOM, RPGs, or any games with punishing and challenging gameplay.

    I would recommend hopping over to Youtube and watching a video or two before you start though, as it's easy to make catastrophic errors early on if you don't know what you're doing (even on easier difficulties) and there were functions that I did not recognize until several hours into the game. You may have to scrub your first game a couple hours in, but it improves once your get your bearings.
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  6. Dec 14, 2016
    7
    Wasteland 2 scratches all the classic Fallout itches but is still a far from perfect game.

    I think this game is a mix of the classic
    Wasteland 2 scratches all the classic Fallout itches but is still a far from perfect game.

    I think this game is a mix of the classic Fallout series (1 and 2) and Fallout Tactics. Praying a lot on the nostalgia so people loving the mentioned games will feel right at home. I admit the atmosphere is there. Travelling wasteland is fun and engaging. Combat is well designed and satisfying. The quests are varied and most of the times interesting giving multiple ways to tackle the problem (most of the times at least).

    There is a steep learning curve though and having played it once I would have made a completely different starting choices. Which is a shame as I did take the original pre-defined party of characters. It's not bad but due to my choices on levelling up some characters ended up as cannon fodder rather than the useful team members.

    Guns are fun but some of the gun classes feel useless. Especially the handguns and shotguns. I wanted a varied party so had a medic with a pistol and guy who was supposed to be close combat shotgun wielder. Sadly had to re-purpose both of them changing the first into energy weapon sniper and second to standard rifleman. The shotgun just felt so useless.

    Quests for the most part are well designed though there's quite a few of 'go and fetch' ones. Some require a bit of thinking and are not all that straight forward which is a nice change from the current generation of "go to this spot and press this button" missions. However there are some really badly designed - one for example hints that there are multiple ways to approach the problem but there are actually two. And while the first one is obvious the second one unlocks only after you acquire the part required for first approach. And the part is somewhat 10-15h of game play away (out of around 60 for the whole thing in my case). That is just stupid. And you can't even go at it guns blazing as this is the only part of the game that has super turret guns killing you instantly no matter how many explosives you throw at it. Really annoying.

    There is a few quests that are not interesting especially near the end but those you can tackle with guns blazing approach which was nice. The amount of text in dialogues seem to get out of control at certain points without any real benefit to the game.

    This is also a game of two parts. The Arizona one which feels more fleshed out and the LA part which for some reasons changes mechanics, introduces completely not necessary plot lines and feels a bit rushed. It also introduces an instant spike in difficulty making all enemies two times stronger. Luckily from the get go there is a vendor selling guns that are way stronger than your current loud out.

    Graphicly it's pretty bad. I played the directors cut which should be updated version with better graphics and assets. And it still looks bad. The texture quality is pretty low, the game sometimes look worse than Fallout 2 in my opinion. The camera works sometimes really strangely. There is no tilt control, and the angle sometimes feel weird - though you can get used to it. The worst looking part must be the world map though. Such an ugly thing.

    Audio wise - there's not much to tell. Didn't notice any soundtrack. The voice acting is good although not sure why some characters have the voice and others don't (excluding the main characters of the game). The screaming goats are pretty annoying and not sure who decided it was a good idea even if meant as a joke.

    Overall I'd say a decent title. Had fun for the most part with exception of some annoying situations. Wouldn't recommend it for everyone but for all Fallout 1/2 without a shadow of doubt. Good world design, fun storyline, engaging game play, a bit disappointing ending
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  7. Dec 30, 2017
    1
    I'm a big fan of turn-based games : Dragon age, XCOM and, recently, Divinity Original Sin 2.

    I bought Wasteland 2 after some hesitation...
    I'm a big fan of turn-based games : Dragon age, XCOM and, recently, Divinity Original Sin 2.

    I bought Wasteland 2 after some hesitation... What a deception !
    Sepia tinged isometric views. Very oldish graphics. All in all, a very dated looking game.
    Zooming in, out and about to try and get a good view of the action is very trying.
    I must admit that I haven't played the game for hours as I was quickly frustrated by the "combat" sequences.

    My sniper couldn't hit anything and my assault rifleman missed almost every time. Guns kept jamming. Even my knifeman kept missing !
    Action points melt away so that you can nearly do nothing.
    I don't mind a challenge but having my team nearly beaten by 4 giant rabbits was a bit too much.
    This is - maybe - what is known as a steep learning curve.

    Anyway, for me, it's back to Divinity and up to date games.
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