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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1208d ago | opinion piece

XCOM: Enemy Unknown — Definitely Not Halo Reach 2

Time - You’d be forgiven for mistaking the new XCOM: Enemy Unknown launch trailer for a Halo Reach 2 teaser. It’s a slick, one minute, 38 second guns-and-aliens action brief — a festival of body armor, jetpacks, green plasma and explosions.

Trancebeat punctuates the money shots. Detonations bloom in slow-mo. Near the end, some guy wearing what looks like the segmented soot-black nano-suit from Crysis scowls, conjures a spiky orb of energy, then flings it at a throng of husky aliens. (Halo: Reach, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

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