Totally worth it.
By Liam Gilroy on December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am
What did you do on the weekend folks? If you’re anything like the people on my Steam friends list, you played one of two games – Starbound or the Wasteland 2 beta. For cool people with handsome haircuts like me who backed Wasteland 2 at a high enough level, inXile handed out the beta on Thursday, and on Saturday they followed this up by making it available to everyone, on Steam Early Access.
To begin playing the beta you will need to hand over $59.99 – a high price, but a necessary one – Kickstarter backers needed to pay at least $55 to gain access to the beta – the full release will cost less. Buying the beta on Early Access will also get you a copy of the original Wasteland – redesigned to work with modern systems – two digital novellas, an art book and the excellent Wasteland 2 soundtrack.
If you’re looking for some old school RPGin’, it’s definitely worth checking out – as Fargo notes in a post regarding the beta (which you should definitely read if you want to play the beta) the beta is more linear than the final game will be, but there is still plenty of content. You can grab Wasteland 2 from Steam and you can watch the beta launch trailer embedded below.