Wasteland 2 new screenshot surfaces

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Looks very nice.
     
  2. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

    206
    Oct 28, 2008
    "I don't like the palette" "I don't like the art style" And here I wonder why so many modern games are all about the glam! :)

    My first thought is that you could get into some serious trouble on that terrain (in a firefight that is). The plants are purty.

    And it looks like that industrial building is mostly intact. I wonder what's inside.
     
  3. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    675
    Mar 6, 2008
    It's nice to see green. An atomic war would not magically convert all terrain into desert.

    I see nothing to complain about here.
     
  4. Poke Eye Maury

    Poke Eye Maury First time out of the vault

    8
    Jun 13, 2012
    I like the palette more this time around, but I agree that it looks a little bit too clean for the supposed overgrowth. The grass looks too uniform, like it's been nicely mowed, and yes there needs to be vegetation creeping into the walls and everything else. Something else that usually happens in these scenarios is that the floor is lifted in places by the roots, and water damage and vines should crack open the structure in places. You should also see lots of animals making their homes there.
     
  5. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    675
    Mar 6, 2008
    Do we want an RPG or a reality simulator?

    I'm fine with an RPG, that uses text descriptions for many things.
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I like it. I haven't been disappointed by anything thus far.
     
  7. Poke Eye Maury

    Poke Eye Maury First time out of the vault

    8
    Jun 13, 2012
    I'm not saying I won't absolutely love this game whatever it looks like, but we're not just evaluating the possible gameplay elements here, we're evaluating the art too, and I'm just stating an opinion in that regard.
     
  8. Poke Eye Maury

    Poke Eye Maury First time out of the vault

    8
    Jun 13, 2012
    Also remember that the better the game looks the wider appeal it will have. People who never liked turn based RPGs before might be converted thanks to the look of the game.

    Baldur's Gate was the game that got me into RPGs precisely because it looked great. I started playing because of the graphics, but I kept playing because of the gameplay. That got me to appreciate other games and that's how I got into Fallout 1 and 2. Before then I only played shooters and point and click adventures.

    I remember trying RPGs before like Eye of the Beholder and Lands of Lore, but I couldn't get past the samey looking dungeons and static, jerky movement. They couldn't hold my attention long enough to grow to appreciate the deep gameplay. Thanks to Baldur's Gate I was able to finally "get it", and thus I began appreciating those other games that I overlooked in the past.

    So long story short, good graphics could bring new converts into the fold.
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Basic Gardening was lost in the apocalypse
     
  10. babadook

    babadook Lived Through the Heat Death
    Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Just thought it might be worth noting that on Facebook inXile wrote:
    I think we might get to see it in action soon:
    It's "early next year" now!
     
  11. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    You do realize it's a pre-alpha work in progress screenshot, right? Your comment is akin to seeing an art commission's sketch and complaining that the finished product won't move you.
     
  12. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    I wouldn't worry too much about this screen shot, it's still early days, a lot can change, anyway surely the story and core mechanics is what people really want nailed. When is the game meant to be released?
     
  13. Takashi

    Takashi Chimichangas!

    63
    Dec 20, 2003
    Estimated release is in October of this year, but that can always change.
     
  14. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Yeah. And no, sorry, your comparison is fairly stupid.
     
  15. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    As long as the controls and stuff are good, I don't really care so much for shiny graphics.