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Development Info Wasteland 3 Dev Diary #2: The World, Story & Characters

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, May 22, 2020 at 11:58 PM.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo; inXile Entertainment; Nathan Long; Wasteland 3

    The second episode of inXile's new series of Wasteland 3 dev diaries, again premiering at IGN, is about the game's characters, factions and narrative. It's presented by Brian Fargo himself along with Nathan Long, who it seems has once again found himself the last man standing after the departure of all the other major writers. Together they introduce some of the setting's major players, including the Reagan-worshipping Gippers and their leader Mother Nancy Reliance, who control Colorado's oil supply, and the amiably corrupt Sergeant Kwon, the party's liaison with the Patriarch's police force. Brian Fargo's favorite character however is the psychotic Victory Buchanan, who we met in the Wasteland 3 backer alpha. The Patriarch's equally bloodthirsty daughter Liberty Buchanan makes an appearance in the video as well.


    According to Nathan, Wasteland 3's narrative should feel more cohesive and less episodic compared to that of its predecessor. While in Wasteland 2 you discovered the conflict over the course of the game, in Wasteland 3 the premise is presented to you from the outset, but you won't necessarily know which side to believe. Naturally, reactivity is still a major focus, including multiple endings similar to those in Wasteland 2. Brian says the reactivity will be better telegraphed and reinforced in Wasteland 3, so that players feel like the world is always watching (something that George Ziets also talked about last year). In summary, it sounds promising.
     
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  2. Lhynn Arcane

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    Some cuck says they want to make it just like wasteland 2 at around 1:05, thats where they lost me.
     
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  3. Eirinjas Savant

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    Brian Fargo introduces the character Vic Buchanan, a level 18 Psychopath, that he describes as "batshit crazy", who creates havoc wherever he goes, doing "horrible things to people"; Vic Buchanan looks like Chris Avellone with purple hair.
    :hmmm:
     
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  4. Agame Arcane Patron

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    Who would have imagined?
     
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  5. Gregz Arcane

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    If they release something on the level of Wasteland 2 DC, I'll be pleasantly surprised.

    It seems easier for inxile to completely fuck things up (Bard's Tale 4) than to make a semi-decent game.
     
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  6. Lhynn Arcane

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    They were fairly forgettable and so were their questlines.
     
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  7. Atleticano Shoutbox Addict

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    Pretty cool, I am definitely playing this game.
     
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  8. Nifft Batuff Savant

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    Is there Ronald Reagan?
     
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  9. I will not resist the temptation. I shall play the game and end up disappointed.
     
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  10. Lhynn Arcane

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    The codexian way.
     
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  11. Nifft Batuff Savant

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    Cannot be worse than... everything else.
     
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  12. jac8awol Learned

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    That's my dream, be a successful old guy who wears pyjamas all day and talks with excessive hand gestures
     
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  13. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    And that's how nostalgia milking is still a thing.
     
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  14. Well, I never had nostalgia for the first wasteland and I'm certainly not paying for this thing. The quest design and the combat will still be bad, so.
     
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  15. Skdursh Learned

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    pls dont be total shit.



    lmao yeah right it's gonna be shit.



    :negative:
     
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  16. SenisterDenister Educated

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    The helmet of the NBC suit is way too damn big. Is it just me?
     
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  17. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    In some ways this looks good but it might be something I have to play on my PS4 because this computer is so old it will likely have issues. Just saying that sounds disgusting but I am taking donations. Send old computer parts.
     
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  18. After all these years, Fargo still doesn't understand what makes cRPGs tick, because he is still blabbing in cinematic terms.

    What he really wants is to make a triple-A game.

    Scratch that. What he really wants deep down is to make an action movie. You see, he is just like Chris Roberts, but with less ego and funds.
     
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