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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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#1 Cage

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

Anybody stoked for the remake of the classic turn based tactical strategy game X-Com? 2k released a 1 hour gameplay vid today: http://www.twitch.tv/2k/b/330155062

This remake looks really freaking legit (unlike other crappy X-Com remakes). Also another decent looking X-Com remake is Xenonauts which is being released by an indie company. They have a demo out for it, but the game isn't even really in alpha stage yet. Both games are being released around the same time and I'm getting both. Any other X-Com nerds out there?

#2 NCstoner420

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:27 AM

Yes, it is one of the games I have looked forward to playing all year.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

Just got it a couple of days ago. Never played the first one, but I'm enjoying this one. Kind of nice to take a break from all the FPS's I've been playing.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Been wanting this but I haven't got around to it yet.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

there's a game for ios called humans v aliens which is such a shameful rip off it can't be legal.

But it plays great.

#6 BerryLoMein

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Been playing it for a week or so now, really love it. My first time ever playing an X com game, had never heard of them before this.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

its a great game - I enjoyed it.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

I finally had a chance to play it and it is great. I'm only a few hours into it but the aliens that look like they're from Starship Troopers surprised me. Lost an entire unit when I first ran into them. Fought them a second time in another mission and had to change my tactics because those guys don't care if you're behind cover.

#9 Zaximus

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

I have this on Steam but I haven't got around to playing it.  The same with about 50 titles lol.

 

Being an adult sucks, money to buy games but no time to play such games.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

I have this on Steam but I haven't got around to playing it.  The same with about 50 titles lol.

 

Being an adult sucks, money to buy games but no time to play such games.

 

It's a sick game man.  There are some bugs, but not as bad as the old game.  The old game is better in some ways, worse in others.  

 

Bad points: In the new game aerial combat is dumbed down and there is literally no flexibility with inventory management.  The new game is also way too short; you can beat in ~30 hours if you know what you are doing.  

 

Good points: Tactical combat is extremely enjoyable (when the bugs don't act up) and realistic.  The different classes allow you to employ realistic squad based tactics i.e. pinning the enemy with suppressing fire from your 'weapons' elements (heavy class) while your grunts (assault troops) close with and destroy the enemy via flanking or direct assault.  Also the sniper class does an excellent job denying the enemy freedom of movement in the open field much like actual snipers in real life.  The Support class also perfectly mimics medics/docs.  There is also a cover mechanic that makes you think about where to put your guys every single turn; you can also destroy cover with grenades, rockets, and certain other weapons to expose aliens to death...unfortunately the same can be done to you.  The whole environment on every map can be remade with explosions.  When you throw in the perks that your troops get to pick when they level up to make them even more deadly, it is awesome (later in the game you get access to psionic powers as well).  And guys die often and have to be replaced by rookies who suck and panic often until they have been leveled up. Even better, it looks like Firaxis is working on a sequel.

 

I tried the Beta of the other xcom remake xenonauts.....XCOM-EU easily outclasses xenonauts imo.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:55 AM

30 hours is a short game?!?  How much time do you have to play games?



#12 Cage

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:52 PM

30 hours is a short game?!?  How much time do you have to play games?

 

30 hours is short compared to how long it took to beat the original xcom.  That game was epic in scope; I can only play games for about 1 hour a weekday, but games like xcom are meant to be enjoyed.  The old game took about 15 more hours to beat if you rushed it.  I understand that the average gamer has changed quite a lot since the original xcom: ufo defense, but I don't think a longer game would have hurt their profit margin.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

I had been holding out on this, but I did like demo. Good news is that it will be coming to ps plus this month so I'll finally get to play through it.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

No way this game takes 30 hours to finish.  I think it took me like 15 hours at the most.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:52 PM

I'm loving this game.  Just fired it up a few days ago.  I played like 6-7 hours then started a new game after I knew what I was doing (didn't play old XCOM games at all).  Just got my first soldier to max rank, a sniper chick who is a monster.  I love the sniper on this game, squad sight and double tap are amazing.  The trick shots they pull off from overwatch is great lol.

 

Thinking about pre-ordering the next game next month, more of an action game I think.  On steam if it reaches a certain mark (and 3 different tiers) you get bonuses.  First is a DLC, second is Spec Ops: The Line (which I heard is good, yet a bit short), and 3rd is the XCOM collection on Steam, a bunch of games and also Enemy Unknown.




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