Eurogamer’s alpha and beta reviews are reviews of games that are still in development but are already being offered for sale or funded by micro-transactions. They offer a preliminary verdict but have no score attached. For more information, read our editor’s blog. Wasteland is not Fallout. It’s worth remembering that, because inXile certainly has. It’s a series with something of a convoluted family tree though, and that other post-apocalyptic role-playing game’s branches haven’t exactly been pruned. Mechanically at least, Wasteland 2 is every bit as much a spiritual successor to the original Fallout games as they were to the original Wasteland, with exploration and turn-based combat that have next to nothing in common with how the original game handled things. In both soul and setting though, it’s unmistakably the sequel it claims to be; a trek through a rather more tongue-in-cheek apocalypse where, for starters, rabbits have as much chance as scorpions of being rapidly promoted up the food chain. This Early Access version is, however, firmly a sneak peek at the full game, and quite a short one. As in the original Wasteland, you’re not simply a wandering nobody with a knack for finding trouble, but a squad of… Read full this story
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