The grandfather of the dynamic RPG is releasing a sequel next year, and those of us old enough to remember the original are throwing out our hips with joy. Twenty five years is a long time to wait for a rightful heir to the throne, even though we've been treated kindly with spiritual successors along the way in the form of the Fallout
franchise. Still, nothing compares to the original Wasteland
and how it changed the RPG genre, and Wasteland 2
has already begun to redefine gaming
with one of the largest crowdfunding drives to date.
For those who pledged $55 or more to Wasteland 2
during its Kickstarter campaign
, a shiny new early access beta key was waiting for them earlier this week. This Steam key allowed early-access players into this very early beta build to kick the tires a bit and see how this game works.
Read on for my impressions of Wasteland 2
from the perspective of both an original Wasteland fan and a modern gamer.