Wasteland 3 offers new screenshots as crowdfunding deadline nears

The game has already passed its goal of $2.75 million. Only a few more hours to go.


Wasteland 3 has created quite a buzz through crowdfunding site Fig, and the deadline to get in as a supporter is rapidly approaching. As an extra push, developer inXile has released some new screenshots as a little extra motivation.

The game takes the Rangers to the frozen areas of Colorado this time with multiplayer and a story that will continue even if you aren't playing. InXile was seeking $2.75 million for the development, but has already passed the $3.1 million mark with less than 10 hour to go before funding ends.

With all the faulty crowdfunded games that have been publicized recently, inXile has had some stellar launches, from Wasteland 2 to Torment: Tides of Numenera. In addition to Wasteland 3, it is also currently working on Bard's Tale 4, which is successfully crowdfunded last year, 

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    November 3, 2016 9:25 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Wasteland 3 offers new screenshots as crowdfunding deadline nears

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      November 3, 2016 9:44 AM

      Although I am glad to see that they've finally caught up to the 2000s in terms of graphics, I'd much rather be offered assurances that there'll be some smarter writing and game design this time around.

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        November 3, 2016 2:12 PM

        Really? I thought the writing was very well done in Wasteland 2. I'd say that was one of it's stronger points actually. I loved that game, I can't wait for this one (I backed this one on day 1).

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          November 3, 2016 4:51 PM

          The dialog is pretty good (although there is A LOT of it) but the plot and main story felt really blah. I think the game treats your role very inconsistently because you're supposed to be a soldier yet you are frequently forced to make decisions with either unknown or extremely serious consequences that you quite obviously have no business making considering it's like your first ever mission. It's like they're so in love with their grimdark shades of apocalyptic grey that they can't stop reminding you how fucked everything is, no matter what you choose. They should have just made you a dictator or whatever since the fate of the world and the future of ranger policy is entirely in your hands.

          Take the farm/water choice at the very start for example. Making the player choose between two equally bad options isn't anything new but it's so hamfisted that it made me annoyed rather than immersed. Not only does the general leave this choice of which vital resource to save in the hands of a rookie squad of rangers, the people you save hardly show you a lick of gratitude and the other NPCs around the base actually criticize you for making a choice afterwards. On the first go I saved the Ag Center because it happened to be right next to me when I got the distress call. When I had to restart later because I'd gimped my party composition with the dense character creator, I'd realized that it would be one or the other and so I saved the water place instead, thinking water to be a more crucial resource than this tiny research farm. Came back to the citadel only to have every shopkeeper call me an idiot for saving the water and question my sanity, even though I couldn't just call the general and ask him what to do.

          I still like the game but only for the gameplay. I've seen the story a hundred times before and can't be bothered to care about yet another homicidal maniac intent on conquering and/or killing the world with his unreasonably vast army of minions that only I could stop (with extreme ease because my characters are so hyper-focused that they die in one or two shots).

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      November 3, 2016 10:58 AM

      Backed Wasteland 2, enjoyed it, although with the standard "there's so many storylines / quests that there will undoubtedly be bugs" that you get from a game of this complexity.

      Looking forward to the third one as well, as I can't get enough of this genre...

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