Wasteland 2 releases on September 19th

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    It looks like Wasteland 2 might have slipped a bit further than the "first two weeks of September" window Brian Fargo gave us, but that's okay given we now have a firm release date, also thanks to Fargo: September 19th. In his words, the 20 year wait has ended:

    Official Wasteland 2 release date... September 19th! The 20+ year wait is soon over.​
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  2. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Finally. It will be in my hands. Finally.

  3. Kordanor

    Kordanor First time out of the vault

    Feb 13, 2009
    Question however is, whether it's really a good idea to play it right away. ^^

    Wondering what their internal version looks like.
  4. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    It's been in beta test forever. Last beta version I played was back a ways. I'm sure it'll be fine to play at launch.
  5. Vandal delle 3V

    Vandal delle 3V First time out of the vault

    Nov 7, 2005
  6. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I was watching some footage on YouTube, basically people playing the beta, and I don't know about this game, man. Gameplay reminds me of FOT, but now imagine having to play through FOT with only turnbased combat. Yeah, that's hell. It's probably just the beta, but I didn't expect the game to be so combat heavy.
  7. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    That is the only way that I would ever play Fallout:Tactics. Thankfully [unless they've kept a wild covert secret from us all; and shame on them if so], Wasteland 2 is indeed a strictly turn based combat system.
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  8. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Wasteland 1 was a strictly turn-based system. So I'm not sure why you expected this one not to be.

    Anyway, there are quests, and dialogue tress, and choice and consequence, and all the other sorts of goodies you'd expect to find in a Wasteland game. Also Toaster Repair. It's Wasteland, not FOT.
  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Not by much though... For all intents, it's essentially Fallout Tactics [TB] gameplay, with an RPG centric dialog and story. I'm not knocking it ~because I've not played a decent [recent] Fallout game in years, but they could have made it a lot closer to Wasteland in form & function; using animated versions of their painted portraits, and a Wasteland style phase based combat system.

    As it is, it's basically FO:Tactics gamplay without the RT option, and with Fallout's dialog system (which had keywords).
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  10. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I love turnbased and I didn't expect anything else from WL2, but I don't like excess combat. Personally, I find TB is fine and lots of fun in games like Fallout and Fallout 2, where it's really not that common and can even be avoided. That's why I never finished JA2, for instance, and it's why I was actually glad that FOT came with the possibility of RT combat. I'd need a day just to get through one map of FOT if I used TB. I just can't do a thing like that, no matter how much I like the other parts of the game.
    But again: that's just me. From what I've seen so far, combat in WL2 just seems very repetitive and, yes, boring. Maybe it's the beta, but to me every battle looks exactly like the previous one.
  11. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    If it's any consolation, you can avoid pretty much any random encounter if one of your characters has a high-enough Outdoorsman skill. And you can pick up a follower at the beginning (unless they changed it from the beta) that has one.
  12. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Wasteland 2

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    Civilization: Beyond Earth

    Goddamn, this september-october will be hard. And I didn't even begin playing Assassin's Creed 4, despite AC Unity incoming. Has anyone develop time dilation fields yet? :V
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I love turn Based combat, but I have to give Alec that. TB combat, can become quite repetitive. That is at least the case with JA2. And also with F1/2. Not that it bothers me. I love JA2 for its combat. But I can understand where his criticism is coming from.
  14. Matt Helm

    Matt Helm Technical and Tactical

    Sep 11, 2003
    A lot of people played JA2 without doing a lot of combat, ghosting through the jungle at night and moving immediately to assassinate the enemy leader (what was her name, Dierdre?) instead of engaging in lots of battles.
  15. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Not mentionning the re-release of Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall Director's cut & Metro Redux.
  16. Geech

    Geech It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 2, 2008
    I juuuust realized that I backed a tier that gave me access to the digital novellas, so I've started reading those to get pumped for the game.
  17. Takashi

    Takashi Chimichangas!

    Dec 20, 2003
    I can't wait to get my psychical version :D
  18. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    Jan 28, 2013
    On my birthday :O
  19. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    AND there are also the TV series!

    - Walking Dead season 5
    - Arrow season 2
    - The Flash season 1

  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Just a couple more weeks. I for one am stokes (and exhausted).