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Submitted by killyourfm 1026d ago | opinion piece

Should You Play 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' On PC Or Console?

Forbes: With its revered PC origins, it seems sacrilegious to even consider purchasing and playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown on a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Add to this the fact that any developers daring enough to translate Real-Time Strategy controls to a console gamepad are traditionally met with critical failure, and you have a recipe for avoidance.

Fortunately, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a Turn-Based Strategy title, and developer Firaxis has given thoughtful attention to the game’s user interface across all platforms. So which version is right for you? I’ve played both, and hopefully my experience can steer you in the right direction. (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

Kamikaze135  +   1026d ago
Good. I wish all developers would alter the UI between console and PC versions of their games. I'll get this on PC.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1026d ago
I'm getting it on PC, because I know the PC will have some big advantages (especially when it comes to camera control and overall functionality).

HOWEVER, if you don't have a gaming PC I HOPE you will give this game a chance on console. For starters, it is very rare that consoles get good strategy games. Also, I'd like to see the X-COM name thrive once again.
MikeMyers  +   1025d ago
"For my money, Steam’s option to pre-load the game for $10 less than its console variant and receive Civilization V for free is the clincher."

Another reason why I'm getting it on PC. You also get some in-game items for free as well. Either way it looks like an awesome game on any platform.

*if you pre-purchase
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taquito  +   1026d ago
lol...anytime you have the option for any game ever made, the answer is pc,

pc = amazing graphics, mods, flawless controls, 60-120 frames, massive anti aliasing that gets rid of ALL jaggies

-all things console DO NOT provide.

always game on pc!
provided your pc is not a granny rig
Games4M - Rob  +   1026d ago
wtf is massive anti aliasing ???

Anyway you aren't wrong, you just sound like a bell-end.

That said im getting it on PS3.
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PurpHerbison  +   1026d ago
Stop acting like a clueless idiot. You know exactly what he meant. Ah... already N4G is getting under my skin this early in the morning. Never fails.
Games4M - Rob  +   1025d ago
Of course i knew what he meant, i'm mocking his over exaggerated delivery - if that wasnt made 'obvious by my calling him a bell-end then I'm afraid its you who is the clueless idiot.

And seriously if random strangers comments on a videogame website "get under your skin" then you should probably just turn off the internet forever.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1025d ago
PC = gamer edition.
Console = for the masses addition.

lol Sucks to be popular huh?

"XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC features revealed: prettier and more tactical than on consoles"
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012...

I think it will sell low on consoles anyway it's a strategy game seriously horror is dead, tactical shooters are dead & stealth is dying on console now so why would a strategy game be popular on console.

Cod is coming so this game will collect dust on ps3 and 360 for most.

Just telling it like I have seen it.
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Whitefeather  +   1026d ago
I'm renting it on PS3.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1026d ago
I'm getting it on console since i do not own a PC yet but maybe i'll get it on PC too when i have one.
AllroundGamer  +   1026d ago
just like the original i will play it on PC!
Perjoss  +   1026d ago
Played the original on playstation 1, i even bought the official mouse and mouse mat just for that game. This time around im going to play it on PC with a control pad. Funny world eh?
Captain Qwark 9  +   1025d ago
xbox because thats my preferred gaming system. all my multi plats i get on 360.

end of the day, doesnt matter as long as a bunch of peeps buy this! id love to see it do very well
SolidDuck  +   1025d ago
I'm getting it on ps3, I'm just glad to hear the controls are decent on consoles.
aquamala  +   1025d ago
Console or pc? The answer is yes
kwyjibo  +   1025d ago
Weird that for a PC or console debate, they don't mention mods.

Mods = win.

Hopefully, they'll get Steam Workshop integration in, and it'll be ridiculously easy for everyone.
Enate  +   1025d ago
Yea but every game on PC doesn't feature mods like Skyrim or Fallout does. I opted to get it for PC, that being one of the reason but as of now its just potential. That being said because not all pc games have mods. Now if it was said somewhere it would have mod support then yea but other then that its just speculation.
kwyjibo  +   1025d ago
They did say way back that XCOM would have mod support on PC, a quick Google and you'll find this. How that was to be implemented though is still undefined, which is why I prefixed the Steam Workshop comment with "hopefully".
ExPresident  +   1025d ago
Original XCom UFO Defense worked great on the PS1 and was very tactile at the time. Get it on your system of choice and enjoy it.

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