Wasteland 2 walkthrough reveals early gameplay

Ten months after its smash-hit Kickstarter ended, inXile Entertainment has shown off the first proper footage of the crowdfunded Wasteland 2. The trailer packs a whopping fifteen minutes of post-apocalyptic RPG fun, narrated by dev director Chris Keenan, looking a fine follow-up to the 1998 classic.

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Ten months after its smash-hit Kickstarter ended, inXile Entertainment has shown off the first proper footage of the crowdfunded Wasteland 2. The trailer packs a whopping 15 minutes of post-apocalyptic RPG fun, narrated by dev director Chris Keenan, looking a fine follow-up to the 1998 classic.

"We're just past the halfway mark, so don't expect to see everything that you can expect from the final game just quite yet," inXile pointed out. Accordingly, the demo doesn't have all particle effects; sound effects weren't running so they were added in editing; the mini-map doesn't work; it doesn't show inventory and character screens; and so on. But none of that matters.

The gameplay demo sees a squad of Rangers investigating reports of rampaging plants, gunning down mutated insects in turn-based combat, chatting with the locals, picking locks, cracking safes, and generally living the life of a post-apocalyptic Ranger.

Before that, though, inXile has packed into the video a selection of the radio messages you'll pick up roaming the wasteland, adding flavour to the world and giving you leads to investigate.

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    February 11, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Wasteland 2 walkthrough reveals early gameplay.

    Ten months after its smash-hit Kickstarter ended, inXile Entertainment has shown off the first proper footage of the crowdfunded Wasteland 2. The trailer packs a whopping fifteen minutes of post-apocalyptic RPG fun, narrated by dev director Chris Keenan, looking a fine follow-up to the 1998 classic.

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      February 11, 2013 6:08 AM

      Watched this earlier, looks awesome

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      February 11, 2013 6:19 AM

      So excited for this.

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      February 11, 2013 6:20 AM

      Also it's 1988, not 1998.

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      February 11, 2013 6:47 AM

      This looks great so far.

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      February 11, 2013 8:16 AM

      I hate media sites and their overuse of "packs". Kind of like how restaurants and grocery stores all overuse "fresh".

      Tomshardware is a major offender in this area. You use a word too often and it loses its punch.

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      February 11, 2013 8:32 AM

      Awesome.

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      February 11, 2013 8:37 AM

      Wish you guys would use Youtube for videos. That video player is awful.

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      February 11, 2013 10:49 AM

      I kind of wish contextual text like inspect descriptions would show up in a popup box instead of in the text box. That text box is a lot of eye travel.

      That said, the old school feel is strong with this game and I'm really looking forward to it.

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      February 11, 2013 11:58 AM

      Looks like a game I want to play.

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      February 11, 2013 1:03 PM

      Wasn't that Merle (Michael Rooker) from Walking Dead, in the 2nd Radio message (complaining about the Rangers)?

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        February 11, 2013 11:11 PM

        Nah, that was Henry Lee Lucas (Michael Rooker).