Wasteland was a game that I played on my Apple IIe. I absolutely adored it. It had a sense of humor, it had interesting mechanics, and it even attempted graphic violence. Now, since its graphics were only a little better than Wizardry, it had to resort to depicting the graphic violence through text… but, hey, that was enough to upset the censors in the 80’s. “Gila Monster turns into a red mist.” “Bandit is flattened into a red paste.” “Rat explodes like a blood sausage.”
Now, of course, 25 years later, it’s more giggleworthy than something worth writing your congressman about.
The sequel has been 25 years in the making and now, finally, the game is out of beta.
I loved Wasteland, I loved Fallout, I loved Fallout 3, and I loved New Vegas. I can’t wait for Fallout 4… and I’m remembering all of Brian Fargo’s games and remembering how much I loved each and every one of them. I can’t wait to play Wasteland 2.
If only I weren’t addicted to Heroes V…
So… what are you playing?