Overall I felt Wasteland 3 to be an amazing successor to a great franchise and had me addicted within the first 10 minutes of play. It offers a great and compelling story with twists and choices that matter. The characters are robust and with the gorgeous artwork that is Colorado helps to bring everything to life. The combat is great and works well and I didn’t find it tedious. The skill system offers depth of choice for making characters and brings some interesting things to the game. My only complaint really comes in the form of a few bugs, but otherwise Wasteland 3 is everything I could want in a post apoc turn based combat game with a Frozen Ferret Launcher.
Wasteland 3 is an easy recommendation for RPG fans. It's a wild ride from start to finish - one that is well worth every hour and playthrough spent on it. Prior to launch, one developer stated that Wasteland 3 was "epic in size", but experiencing it first-hand proves that this is an understatement, that the game has much more to offer players than first glance, and that the game is worth playing, time and again.
Wasteland 3 does everything you expect from the series but in a sleeker package. From the freedom in building character abilities to your approach to the missions or which ending to strive for, there's plenty that's within your control, and those variations help if you want to play through the game multiple times. The story is interesting thanks to all of the decisions you get to make, and while your created characters don't add much personality, your companions are chatty enough to make encounters worthwhile. If you can forgive the occasional bugs, you'll find Wasteland 3 to be a top-notch RPG.
Wasteland 3 doesn't change its predecessor's successful formula but, outside of certain design limitations, it perfects and modernizes it. It's easily the best game in the franchise, in terms of pure technique, and one that clearly gives you an idea of what inXile is able to achieve.
Wasteland 3 is a good RPG that executes the same old formula sprucing it up with entertaining and interesting combat, good progression, inventory choices and a story that, while only average, is well delivered.
All great on the RPG front, strong 9.
Game mechanics, not that great. No real stealth, abysmal Worldmap navigation, no fast travel, no respec ... barely 7
Graphic presentation dated and near ugly thin 6
In total 7.3
In addition, all this overemphasized goofiness and silyness, which constantly reminds you that this is just a game, comes into serious conflict with any attempt at deeper immersion. Just when you solve some serious moral problem, you run into a cyborg chicken. Or a two-headed mutant goat who likes to talk. Or discobot, exploding pigs, clown gang .... Funny? Sometimes a little. Anoying? All the time completely.
Great graphics, characters, sound, enemy variation, story.
Go into the game knowing you have to basically have beaten it already/ use exploits to progress through it's god-awful early game balancing issues
Weak story based on "humor" (which is not funny) and forgettable characters after 8 hours of playing i just got bored and can't persuade myself to continue playing. Gameplay is OK but gets repetitive fast as for stealth there is none you just have to avoid getting close to enemies in some room or else the combat starts. The main problem is that the game feels so stupid and most characters talk like idiots or mentally disturbed feels like watching a silly comedy show. Also from the technical perspective has many bugs which is inexcusable for a $60 game tile. I am so disappointred Fallout series were way better that this
SummaryIn Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a...