Wasteland II: Director’s Cut on the Nintendo Switch is like reuniting with a best friend you haven’t seen in a year. And when you lock eyes with them, you see them a little happier, with a fresh new outfit on and killer shades. Once you start talking, you see that they are still the same person they always were, but they’ve got their mojo going on.
Simply put, there isn’t anything really new in this version. If you’ve experienced this version over the original, you know the added quirk system and voice acting greatly improves an already solid RPG experience. However, seeing this game run so smoothly on the Switch, with virtually no slowdown to hamper the experience, make it a special game on a special console.
That being said, it would have been nice to see some optimization in terms of the game’s small text, both in-game and in-menu. That would have made it the perfect version of a great RPG experience. Nevertheless, the rich and deep story, killer, customization options and novel-like tone and drama make Wasteland II: Director’s Cut an experience that Switch owners sick of first-party experiences on the system should gravitate towards.