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Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Digital Classic Edition (pc game)
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The original Wasteland is a still superb piece of old-school RPG adventuring that stands alongside Ultima and Bard's Tale as one of the most influential games in the genre. This sequel took a long time to come to fruition and looks a world away from the crudity of its predecessor but retains much of its appeal and is well worth digging out if you want an update to the classic gameplay of the first game. You're still out in the dreaded Wastelands, a nasty post-apocalyptic world overrun with mutants and all sorts of other nasties. You're given command of a squad of Desert Rangers and charged with exploring the nightmare, engaging in combat and following the massive, epic storyline. This has the flavor of the old-school RPGs like Baldur's Gate, with the combat and customization of Laser Squad and Jagged Alliance, with lots of different strategies available for any given situation and some tough decision making to be done. For the most part this is a very welcome update to a much-loved classic and this modern take works extremely well. It's not for people who view the past with rose-tinted glasses, as it's possible you've forgotten how slow and clunky these text-heavy games can appear in the modern world, but if you do genuinely like such things, then you'll have a great time here. There's a well realized world to explore, a gripping story to follow, highly tactical combat to get stuck into and heaps of customization to be done, most of which is handled very well. There are issues with the interface and other elements, but for the most part, this is a fine game.