NMA Let's Play: Wasteland

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    With Kickstarter and Paypal finalized, and inXile having moved on from pledges to accepting pre-orders, Wasteland 2 is well and truly on the way.

    What better time to help familiarize people with Wasteland, or to dig up memories for those of us who did play it. With that in mind, NMA has launched an ongoing Let's Play of the original Wasteland, by our very own Tagaziel, who has already done a nifty job presenting the first' games backstory in video and text form.

    We are currently recruiting rangers for the Let's Play, so log in and sign up.
     
  2. kgreene

    kgreene First time out of the vault

    16
    Jan 30, 2006
    I finally got around to putting up my Apple II replay/recollection/commentary site a couple days ago (I started the replay back in 2008!) After I'd got another post up I was going to post something here...

    http://applevault.com/wasteland

    I haven't put up any new replay videos (trying to decide whether to use youtube or what) but you can see one of them linked at the top of my "Wasteland Documentation Archive" site.

    http://applevault.com/software/wasteland

    I still might be interested in the NMA one though...
     
  3. Oracle

    Oracle Vault Senior Citizen

    May 19, 2003
    I just got around making a party (thanks to Per's guide)
    Now I need to find the time to play :)
     
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    It is a bit sad, that apparently not a lot people are interested in a Wasteland Let's Play. I'll guess it should be done on the inXile Wasteland 2 Forum instead, where more people are passing by.
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well even you have to admit that at some point a game becomes "old".

    How many watched Casablanca or Citizen Cane here? compared to how many just "know" about it one way or another because they have read about the plot? Even though both are seen as "classics" of their genre. Even today.

    I have to admit by my self that I am more interested in the general "story" of wasteland then playing it really. Its a bit "to old" for my taste. Yeah yeah. I am a tard and all that

    Naw. Just joking. I am just saying. I started with Fallout and even that was rather "late" already as the game was out for years before I started playing it. I have grown up with games like Diablo and Baldurs gate to say that. Fallout is a "bit" older then those though not by much. Wasteland was simply before my time. And I doubt I would try such a game today. Hence why I hope that Wasteland 2 will be at least on the level of Fallout when it comes to the visuals.
     
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Both are extremely watchable to this day.

    So, uh, you want to read a Let's Play? That's what this article series is about.

    I'm a bit surprised at the lack of Ranger volunteers.
     
  7. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Well, you know how it is when people post here to say something like, "I like Fallout 3 a lot, do you think I should give Fallouts 1-2 a try?" and everyone responds, <s>"Go hang yourself in a pit n00b"</s> "Absolutely, it may take a little time getting used to the perspective and interface, but if you get past that you'll love it", and then later the newcomers are all "Wow I'm so glad I gave this a chance"? That's how it should be for you and Wasteland.
     
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I am curious what lizards taste like.
     
  9. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    I'm confused; how do you "volunteer" a Ranger? o_0

    Also, I have never played Wasteland and I am extremely interested in seeing a good Let's Play of it, so let's make this happen.
     
  10. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Ditto.
     
  11. Cold Zer0

    Cold Zer0 Still Mildly Glowing

    232
    Aug 6, 2004
  12. Sobboth

    Sobboth It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Aug 29, 2010
    I would have been extremly interested if i havn't already watched an excellent let's play (that i enjoyed a lot, it was awesome IMO).
    So I'm less curious now but i will follow this one too.
     
  13. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    So how would one go about acquiring a legal copy of Wasteland? All I see are used copies sold "as is" on eBay for $50. I do want to give the game another shot but not THAT badly.
     
  14. Viliny

    Viliny Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 19, 2008
    i found it as abandonware after 2 minutes of googling...
     
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Legal? Not a chance. The copies on eBay are it.

    inXile is working at re-releasing it through the likes of GOG, though.
     
  16. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Those sites say they're legal but I hear otherwise. I don't think most of those games are really "abandonware" in the sense that you can freely download them for free. It's not so much the legality that bothers me but the idea of pirating a good game.

    That is good news. Perhaps they could freshen it up a bit, like remove that horrible beeping noise.
     
  17. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Dec 10, 2006
    I'll join this if I have time tomorrow. Still not played Wasteland. Or any of the Ultima games for that matter.

    1000th post! :hatersgonnahate: