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Wasteland (DOS)

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Written by  :  ex_navynuke! (48)
Written on  :  Apr 13, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

One of my all time favorites! It's much easier to give up tobacco than Wasteland.

The Good

The best part of this game was the apocalyptic RPG aspect. I loved the "temple of the mushroom cloud" where all the priests whispered NRC, NRC, NRC. And you had to avoid all the radioactive areas. Then there were the secret locations you had to locate and solve... and more mutants and bots to kill!

I think this was one of the first games that allowed NPCs to join the party - that really made it special back then.

The Bad

Falling into the river wasn't fun. If you fell in and nobody in the party had swimming skills, expect a couple of drownings. And skill points were too important to invest in swimming!

The Bottom Line

"Fallout" only with dated graphics and a better plot!