& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Wasteland by Electronic Arts is a game of extreme
awesomeness. Many believe that this is the definitive
RPG of all time. I have to say that for its time it was
an epic game of incredible depth. I never managed to
complete it, so I needed to beat this one once and for
game is set in a post-apocalyptic future where robots
rule the radioactive chaos that once was earth. Your aim
is to destroy the base where these machines are
produced. There are tons of quests to complete, items to
collect, characters to interact with and areas to
explore. The game is huge. Your characters can develop a
ton of skills to aid you on your quest and provide many
different ways of beating the game. It's so open ended
that it will have you coming back for more as the game
experience changes every time, depending on which
choices you make. There's just too much to tell you all
about this game. If you like sci-fi and you like RPG's,
then you must play this game. It set the standard for
many future RPGs. It was a pleasure to play again all
these years later.
Things were peaceful
And so begins the
...and a little more.
And finally... some
Ah - looks like the
mission is coming to an end...
...yep - here we
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a character editor to boost my characters
attributes to save playing the game for weeks to build
up my character's experience points.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you reach the final base, set the self destruct
sequence and escape to safety - the game is complete.
You are then treated to a neat little end sequence. A
picture of the base at Cochise appears on the screen
showing the roof exploding. Following that is a message
describing the events that happened at the base once you
escaped. Finally a larger picture is shown, where you
can see the victorious player looking at the smouldering
ruins of the base. A final passage of text is then
displayed below to neatly conclude this fantastic game.