The Waste Land is a great entry in the genre and while it is not without its flaws has plenty to offer fans. The gameworld is absolutely huge and the retro inspired visuals are spot on. There are also plenty of enemies to battle as well as huge bosses that take some skill to take down. The open world design is great for players who want to forge their own routes through the game, but can be confusing to those who don’t. Some areas, such as the combat, could have been made more engaging, but fans of the genre will still find plenty to enjoy.
Graphics: Imaginative, gory and very true to the 8-bit titles from which it draws inspiration.
Sound: Some nice tunes, but they repeat way too often which causes repetition.
Gameplay: Challenging and entertaining, but could have been a little more rewarding