paultakeda wrote:Why do I get the feeling this is exactly what a publisher was pushing on Brian Fargo and counts as one of the things that made him see red?
Best is relative. I enjoyed Dragon's Age: Origins and Mass Effect. I even enjoyed older games that did the same thing, like Fallout and Hard Nova. But this is not Wasteland. You want that, you have Fallout. No, really, you HAVE Fallout.
Wasteland is a return to the party-based CRPG, something that I don't think exists in this century's crop of RPGs. That, to me, was the pitch.
Bad luck, I hate dragon's age and mass effect is just a TPS for me.
And we already know the gameplay in wasteland 2 will not be the same as wasteland. You said frequently, this is not Fallout 4 (wait where is the 3?
), but it's not Wasteland: Enchanced edition in HD too. Something are great in wasteland, other things aren't, and don't forget some elements in wasteland are here just because they are technically restriction in 1988.
For Brian Fargo, don't forget who create this section and I just share my point of view for made the best RPG ever and I think it's the goal and the spirit of this forum.
Last thing, RPG is for Role Playing Game, that's means you play a role, you play your character, that's not really possible to do with 4 characters. What's the difference betwen create the all team or recruit them? In made your own team you can have a fully control on your stats but you lost the soul of your team, they don't have story, they don't have opinions and they don't interact with you, for me it's a big loss just for a little optimization.
edit: I'm a ok with the "Up to four player-created characters, with a cap of 2 or so on extra recruits" if the recruit still have a background and interaction with you
PS: I hope my post don't look like arrogant or agressive, I haven't mastered enough English for make more gently