Wasteland 2, for the most part, provides everything that its Kickstarter backers and fans of the genre are looking for. It has genuine role-playing, a lot of exploration, solid tactical combat, and a long and satisfying campaign. The game’s ugly graphics are the result of budget-related tradeoffs that RPG fans will probably find perfectly acceptable. Its unimaginative fiction, interface issues, and slow pacing are significant and may be harder (albeit not impossible) to swallow. These issues do keep the game from achieving true greatness as an RPG, but Wasteland 2 is still a very strong entry into the genre.