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Wasteland (DOS)

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Written by  :  JASON chamberlain (3)
Written on  :  Mar 29, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

I cut my gaming teeth on this game and haven't been satisfied since

The Good

the best aspects of this game is that is scripted like a book. Wonderful storyline, funny hidden jokes, a great, fundamentally sound idea as a basis, also It had a depth of character unlike any i have seen. In the food world the rpg games today are like a cheap cola, but it was a fine wine. It was very well thought out, but also it was very well felt out.

The Bad

The knock on this game is the knock on any game of it generation, the graphics. It was born in an era when the graphics were poor by todays standards. Today the standard game graphics has is something like a high resolution "quake" type 3d graphics, wastelands was closer to a 8 bit first generation nintendo type graphics.

The Bottom Line

wasteland is like a book. it doesn't have the same sensational splash as the new ones that just came out. But, what it had in writting, depth of character, & empathy, will surely make it a classic for years to come.