|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Why People Give a Shit About a 1988 RPG @ Kotaku

Default Why People Give a Shit About a 1988 RPG @ Kotaku

February 18th, 2012, 08:32
Kotaku briefly explains why anyone cares about Wasteland revival:
Released in 1988 on the PC, Wasteland was a pioneering RPG. Set in a post-apocalyptic future in the aftermath of a nuclear war, the player controlled a team of soldiers sent on a mission into a…wasteland. It was one of the first games to ever boast a persistent world, and also featured a rich and flexible approach to its obstacles and combat. It even tied into the real world by including documentation in the box that had to be kept tucked away and only read when the game instructed you to.
Most importantly, though, it set the tone which Fallout would follow a decade later. Wasteland was a dry, violent and smart video game. Its NPCs would sometimes bluntly refuse your requests. It revelled in the damage and pain you could inflict on your opponents, to the point where publishers EA stuck a PG-13 sticker on the box, despite the fact games didn't really need to be rated back then.
More information.
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,968

Default 

February 18th, 2012, 08:32
Pretty sure it was 16 colors, and still blew me away. May have been 4 colors, but that can't be right. I'm not that simple.
Majnun is offline

Majnun

Sentinel

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 331
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Why People Give a Shit About a 1988 RPG @ Kotaku
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:52.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch