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Wasteland Wasteland 3 Pre-Release Thread [GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'inXile Entertainment' started by Zorba the Hutt, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Welll....depends. In W2 if you play a renegade the game will end many, many hours sooner than the "correct" path, effectively cutting you off from the majority of the California content. I suppose you can call it "more interesting", in a way, but I wasn't amused.

    In general tho I agree with you ofc.
     
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  2. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    If you ignore the hype speech, it seems like the system is one akin to Div:OS. So more customization and stuff to do in battle compared to the first one, but still something fairly sub-mediocre. I guess it's something, though.
     
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  3. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Mediocre compared to what? What exactly is your standard here? What are all the isometric RPGs with a better TB combat than DOS and W2DC?
     
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  4. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    We're talking about character customization, not that I agree they have great TB combat either
     
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    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/wasteland-3/updates/1251

     
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  6. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    This feels so over the top wacky now. Melee that explodes?!
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    there is literally nothing wrong with this
     
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    Wasteland was always wacky.
     
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  9. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Eh. Disagree that this is of a piece with the type of humor from the original game. Wasteland was wacky, yes, but it had an internal consistency and within its own setting took itself seriously. Occasional easter eggs are one thing, but adding fourth wall-breaking "fight game" mechanics to a primary gameplay style is indeed way over the top in comparison. I'm not pitchforking over it but I agree with Alienman that they missed the mark tonally. It's fine, it's different writers, properties evolve.
     
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    Yeah the vibes I'm getting from this are all wrong. The art style and tone looks as if the game was build with the Angry Joe crowd in mind. Everything is kraaazy and cooooloooourful and aaaaweesooome woooooow. Ffs, it looks like postapo for 12 year olds.

    And what the fuck are those goofy robots portraying your stats? Is this a Nintendo game?
     
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  11. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    Have you played Wasteland 2? It was random zany lulzyness all over the place. Don't really see how this feels out of place
     
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    Wasteland's writing is uneven and inconsistent. One minute it's serious business post-apocalypse, the next it's loony toons rules.
     
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    Wasteland 2 didn't feel this wacky.
     
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    W3 feels like W2 with the wackity of Tides of Numenera. Combat improvement is very welcomed. Combos could only enhance the gameplay.
     
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    Super saiyan limit breaks are definitely unusual for a post-apocalyptic isometric RPG, but I say fuck it - somebody has to try it. Let one game try going full post-apocalyptic D:OS and let's see how it's received.

    But the game is not light-hearted or for 12 year olds, the intro scenario is edgy af.
     
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  16. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    Yeah W2 was shit,but this redemption ark is worst.
     
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  17. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Just curious, talking about Wasteland, Wasteland 2, Wasteland 3, or all three?
     
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    Yeah, things like the bunny master, the engineer saying the brakeman was nuts for suggesting arcaic methods like the use of an engine to pull the train, the guardians with the visa cards signs and the cultists sounds silly, but not in the setting of Wasteland. Fargo's self inserts, the self references in Needles downtown and the Apple running Wasteland 2 are just "easter eggs". Then we have the fake parragraphs, with the first breaking the fourth wall, but doesn't interfere with the game narrative anyways because was a joke to the player trying to cheat. The only really wacky event in the game I remember is when you blow the hot dog stand with the howitzer.

    The thing is Wasteland's "wackyness" never broke the rules of its own world. The exploding melee it's too much, maybe would pass if it's after a "supreme jerk" levels of grinding a skill or something else, like it's not a normal thing everyone could do, but if they are showing it in that video then it's clearly not a unlockable secret gimmick.

    Anyway, I don't really have a problem at all with it.
     
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    I think it's safe to say you'll be able to screw yourself over via story decisions. There seem to be plenty of opportunities to make terrible decisions, with potential consequences attached. You can also really screw up the CNPCs, I suppose, since they're unique characters and there's no respec option.

    But I'm not sure you'll ever really be able to screw over your rangers via character builds. Once you unlock your new base, you have a potentially infinite supply of fresh new recruits who come in at a level close to your current squad average. If you really mess up a custom ranger's build, you can just replace them with a shiny new one.
     
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  20. Mud' Learned

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    Hold up, you can have an infinite source of recruits? That was one of my main complaints of W2 where iron-man felt impossible since if your companions died, you were shit out of luck.

    Also when they mention that you can screw yourself over, i wonder what they mean with that, is it something like "oh shit i am hostile with everyone and the character i need to progress the story is in the city where everyone is going to try to kill me" or something akin to Fallout New Vegas where no matter what you do or fucked up, you have Yes Man to finish the game.

    As for the game itself, the vibe it gives from the trailers and so is just...so off putting for some reason, i really dig this type of setting and combat and it seems leagues better combat wise than W2, however the DBZ tier punching, the wacky stuff and...i guess this left such a bad impression on me that i just dont want to read or know anything about W3, i mean what the fuck were they thinking.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaTmSTxzD6k
     
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    They are obviously going for SUPER COOLNESS with explosions and whatever, which is admittedly a bit off putting... But the game it self seems really promising.
    Looks good, nice fluid TB combat, decent char gen and itemization.. I can live with the wackiness if everything else works.
     
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    https://expansivedlc.com/wasteland-3-will-be-the-best-wasteland-yet/

     
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    is Wasteland 3 a fantasy JRPG now?
     
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  24. Mud' Learned

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    Cant wait to kill post-apocalypse God with the power of friendship.
     
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    Guys, I am a little bit confused here... Our Fig keys were delivered already? Its the same key as the beta keys or will be another one?
     
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