GamesBeat's Rob Savillo: I remember playing X-Com: UFO Defense many years ago and losing all the time. I’d get that screen with the three-armed mutant man, and the game would tell me that the alien invaders had enslaved all of humanity.
Well, good. Screw ‘em. I’d just been fighting the struggle of their digital lives when their incompetent governments cut off funding to the only organization (i.e., mine) trying to do anything about their extraterrestrial visitors! Hell, in that last mission, I was rooting for the bad guys, letting veteran soldiers stand in the open so I could watch them melt into little bloody pixel piles.
But just cheering for evil isn’t enough. Sometimes, I want to be the bad guys. I want to lead the invasion personally and bring our species to its knees.