Wasteland 3: A Post-Apocalyptic Colorado Full of Characters

“Wasteland 3” is set in the frigid, post-apocalyptic landscape of Colorado, where players take on the role of a Desert Ranger, a member of an organization striving to bring order to the chaotic world. The game begins with a catastrophic event: the assassination of the Ranger General in Arizona. In response to this, the player’s squad is dispatched to Colorado to establish contact with a secretive organization known as the Patriarch, who claims to have the authority and resources to aid the struggling Arizona Rangers.

Plot Description

As the squad arrives in Colorado, they discover a land torn apart by warring factions, each vying for control and power. The Patriarch, a self-proclaimed ruler, requests the Rangers’ assistance in taking down the competing factions and restoring order to the region. However, as the Rangers delve deeper into the political landscape, they uncover dark secrets, betrayals, and moral dilemmas that force them to make tough choices.

The overarching narrative involves the Rangers navigating the complex web of alliances and conflicts while dealing with the consequences of their decisions. The choices made by the players significantly impact the outcome of the story, determining alliances, character fates, and the overall state of Colorado.

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Key Characters

  1. The Patriarch (Rudolph W. Finster): The ruler of Colorado, he is a powerful figure seeking the Rangers’ assistance in dealing with the factions threatening his rule. However, his motives and methods are not entirely transparent.
  2. Arizona Rangers: The player controls a squad of customizable Rangers, each with their unique backgrounds, skills, and personalities. These characters can be recruited, customized, and developed throughout the game. The actions and choices of these characters shape the narrative.
  3. Angela Deth: A returning character from previous Wasteland games, Angela Deth is a battle-hardened Ranger with a history in the Wasteland. She plays a crucial role in the narrative and can join the player’s squad.
  4. Libby “Bell” Peterson: A communications specialist who assists the Rangers in their mission. Her technical skills are valuable in navigating the challenges of the post-apocalyptic world.
  5. Kwon: A character with ties to the Patriarch’s organisation, who joins the Rangers in their mission. His background and allegiances add complexity to the unfolding story.
  6. Faction Leaders: The game features various faction leaders, each with their own goals and ideologies. Players must navigate alliances and rivalries among these factions, deciding which groups to support or oppose.

How about you? Have you played Wasteland 3? We’d love to hear from you.

Other things you might want to know:

Why is Wasteland 3 so good?

A good storyline, characters and post-apocalyptic makes the perfect setting for a gripping game.

How long to finish Wasteland 3?

Around 30 to 40 hours

Is Wasteland 3 a sequel to Wasteland 2?

The game is the third instalment in the Wasteland series, with the previous games being “Wasteland” (1988) and “Wasteland 2” (2014).

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