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Game News Wasteland 2 Project Update: Vision Document

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Zed, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo; InXile Entertainment; Wasteland 2

    I just got a Kickstarter update mail from InXile (and I assume a lot of you did as well). It would seem Mr. Fargo is done typing up the vision document.

    Today we are publishing our vision document for Wasteland 2 which details the sensibilities of the game itself. The ideas in this document come from things that worked in Wasteland 1 and are expected, things I have communicated previously, and suggestions/opinions from the fan boards. The role of a producer is often misunderstood and sometimes done poorly, but my role is to help shape a vision for a game, hit the right touch points and then watch it become bigger than any one person could make it. No one person can take credit for games of this size and intricacy, and for me it all starts with the vision document. My role is not to hammer on spreadsheets and task oriented management but to instead create a team that is excited and understands the totality of the game. I have been using this method since the beginning and it continues to serve me well. In the past I have had to rely wholly on my instincts but this new paradigm helps me to limit the surprises. ​

    You can read the vision document here.

    Fargo also mentions a new piece of artwork by Andrée Wallin, which will be used for the game box. I assume this is it:

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    "We give you the tools and the rules - then stand back and let you do the rest."

    Now THIS is what RPGs are about. I just hope those guys can live up to their promises.
     
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    I'm printing this right now, perfect fapping material to have with me at all times!
     
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    I just quickly read through it and well... THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THESE YEARS!!!!!

    If what he talks about within this document actually gets made we will truly be witnessing a new Golden Age of cRPGs. The amount of options to a given circumstance and how to go about achieving your goal is a breath of fresh air. This in turn has C&C not only in the short term but in the overall narrative. Not having the constraints of voice-overs and animations will allow them the freedom to achieve this far beyond any AAA title. I also love the talk of how customizing your Rangers abilities is a core RPG concept! All in all, I loved what I read and can't wait to learn more about the world-size, travel, and a closer look at the combat mechanics.

    ... and did he mention "you can type in keywords as part of your arsenal to unlock secrets and text fragments"?

    Overall, this whole document is full of :incline: !

    :bravo:
     
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  6. BostonLow Novice

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    One could nitpick at this... not. Fantastic news, best in quite a long time.
     
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    No Shiiit?

    I thought we wont see this for quite some time. heeeellll give it to meeee!
     
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    Wut? Use another mirror.
     
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    Fuck, why is 2013 so far away? If they can deliver half of the stuff in that document, WL2 will be one of the best RPGs ever!
     
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    Game Overview:
    This sounds like unique quests and quest completion opportunities based on who you recruit. I hope that is so.

    Pillars:
    This section is going to see a lot of butthurt and nextgen apologists.

    The following customisation subsection reads a lot like Mr Fargo rolled a speech check to convince larpers that assigning skill and stat points upon levelup would give them more roleplaying possibilities than before :lol: As opposed to dudes here who just pick an archetype and stick with it or assign points based on the outcomes they'll like to complete for quests. Right?

    Awww yeaah weapon mod porn this better not be crafting entire guns because just no unless those are one time quest/service things

    there's that larper persuasion again :lol:

    This really needs elaboration. Are we talking resizable, moveable and toggleable elements with transparency and selectable numerical/bar readouts or something less amazing

    :thumbsup:

    Sounds like an nice way of initiating random quests.

    I am okay with this added implementation of player skill based conversation checks. There better be an ingame notepad though.
    :greatjob:

    HELL YES RPGS IS BACK ON TRACK AWWWWWW YEAAAAHHH

    Maybe even Wasteland 2 1.13 :dance:

    :thumbsup:

    it's like baldur's gate direct party control with fallout npc AI!!

    Also man he likes referring to those proton axes.

    Work that businessman diplomacy Mr Fargo

    delicious LoS will make up for the autocombat because hey there's no chance of slipping up with superior numbers rite
    :thumbsup:
     
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    This sounds like a game I would be interested in playing.
     
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    I have just read the vision document, and I must say, that I'm very impressed and happy, and hope they can pull it off. Man, he just says everything so perfectly, I couldn't think of a better dream game if I created it in my head. That worries me a bit actually... :(

    Man, I haven't been excited for a computer game like this for, I don't know, a decade? That 2013, or 2014 is so far away... :mad:
     
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    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!


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  20. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Like this but with my penis.
     
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    Now just hope they can actually deliver up on this PR material.
     
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    Fargo really knows how to court us fickle ladies. :love:

    Here's hoping the vision document can be realized.
     
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