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Wasteland coming to iOS!

10-31-2011, 10:41 AM
#1
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Wasteland coming to iOS!

http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/31/el...teland-coming/

YES! Finally!

This is one hell of an old-school RPG.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_(video_game)



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10-31-2011, 11:43 AM
#2
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Oh.. My... GOD! I can't wait!!! Didn't even notice this when I looked at the front page!

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10-31-2011, 12:11 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Really looking forward to this Elite app. I loved the Speccy app they released but this surely will be a bigger hit for them as it'll feature famous 8/16 bit games which most people will know (As the Speccy was mostly UK based).

Shame it didnt come out last weekend but i hope to get this the second its out. Shame Elite release their apps on a friday (or saturday) instead of the usual wednesday at midnight. Probably get more exposure if they did it on the big release night ?

But i'm looking forward to trying out lots of these old classics
10-31-2011, 12:27 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 845
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1nonya1 View Post
http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/31/el...teland-coming/

YES! Finally!

This is one hell of an old-school RPG.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_(video_game)



This is where Fallout began...
No... way.

Holy crap.

2 Questions. #1 = When, #2 = How in the hell are they going to deal with the "paragraph" system of delivering the story?

For those that don't know Wasteland, the "copy protection" for that game was basically that it shipped with a little paperback book. At certain points in the game, you would be prompted to "read paragraph 12" or whatever. At these points, the little paragraph in the book would give you the related part of the story (some of which were essential for progressing through the game).

I actually still have my paragraph book, so I'm good to go. However, I'd hope they've added a way to access the paragraphs "in game" somehow.

Also, how are they going to deal with the persistent world issues? Thing about Wasteland was that back when it was released, they actually encouraged you to copy your disks before playing it. Once you started playing it, anything changed in the game world was actually written directly to the disc. If you wanted to start over, you had to start from your backup copies (basically... you could actually start over on the same discs, but anything the previous characters had blown up/wrecked, etc, would still be wrecked at the start of the new game).

Actually, that's 3 questions, but what the hell, I love me some Wasteland.

If this actually comes out for iOS, I'll doubt you'll see much of me around here, as this would literally be the only game I'd need.

EDIT: Read this before actually reading the article, and just came back to say HOLY **** Neuromancer too??

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10-31-2011, 03:25 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2010
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Had this running on my PSP using DOSbox, should be nice to get a portable version of this on my phone! This was one of the first RPG's I beat, played the whole thing through on my AppleIIe!
10-31-2011, 03:31 PM
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The coming titles he speaks of are likely to include an excellent collection of games from Interplay Productions: the classic fantasy RPG The Bard's Tale (I, II & III), the post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland, as well as Dragon Wars and Neuromancer.
Likely.
So nothing is, in fact, confirmed..?



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10-31-2011, 03:48 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
Likely.
So nothing is, in fact, confirmed..?
Oh.. crap. Umm. Boooooooooooooo!

Though honestly, they must know something, or have an idea that those are titles which are going to be released. Would be a hell of a tease if they just pulled those titles out of their collective rears.

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10-31-2011, 07:34 PM
#8
Such a great old school RPG! Can't wait for this one to hit the app store.
11-01-2011, 01:46 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Athens
Posts: 66
Amazing news indeed! Wasteland does after all remain one of the best classic CRPGs, has aged much better than expected and is easily Fallout's granddaddy. A brilliant, brilliant game.

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