DHGF: So, let’s get this out of the way up front: I LOVE the XCOM series. X-COM: UFO Defense was an amazing piece of work for its time, and Terror From the Deep, while more of an expansion pack than a full-fledged game, was still pretty fantastic. X-COM: Enforcer (an off-shoot third person shooter) was the last game in the franchise for a little over a decade, though games have popped up in the spirit of the original strategy games since then, albeit without the magic of the original games. Well, somewhere along the way 2K Games picked up the license and has actively jumped into working on it, with a first person shooter dubbed simply XCOM due out next year, and a game that stays true to the franchise roots, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. While there’s a console demo supposedly coming at some point before release, the PC demo dropped on Steam not too long ago, and as a big fan of the series, I was very much interested in what Firaxis was doing with the series. Their work on Civilization has generally been solid, after all, so there’s certainly reason to believe that this could be a return to the glory of the old XCOM titles, if it’s handled right.