70°
Submitted by Keroyx 643d ago | article

The Moment I Retired From XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a great game full of unique, tense encounters and stressful situations. But there was one moment in particular, a perfect storm of game crashes combined with a long mission and a soldier's death, that caused me to stop playing it for a while. (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

Donnieboi  +   643d ago
Zzzzzz....
Wow, y'know: Yesterday I raged quit in Battlefield 3. Oh and I also used the bathroom a few times, had a beer with friends, watched tv wit my lady, called my big sister and checked my email.

Maybe I should write an article about that too, and submit it to n4g.
#1 (Edited 643d ago ) | Agree(13) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
majiebeast  +   643d ago
What did you talk about with your big sister?

This type of stuff belongs on twitter.
#1.1 (Edited 643d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
Donnieboi  +   643d ago
Lolol

We talked about her daughter, and how I owe her for smoking up a few bags of her good leafy green without her permission!

<3

I agree man. Article "topics" like this are spur-of-the-moment tweets at best.
#1.1.1 (Edited 643d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(3) | Report
joab777  +   643d ago
Very odd. Its title makes u think there's a reason he quit. At first maybe bioshock...maybe the game crashes...nope. there isn't an answer at all. He experienced exactly that which makes the game great, which he already knew...and then the article ends...wtf?
McFist  +   643d ago
Agreed. He wins, loses both Heavies and then says what his mistakes were. He was reckless and that's no reason to retire.
McFist  +   643d ago
Game crashes aside, it sounds more like the author failed to adhere to tactics, which they do mention their mistake at the end of the article.

I never dash, unless it is with my assault, who is designed to be a lone wolf that can charge at enemies, even into unknown areas (if you're that brazen). The Heavy was given a terrible order (even one for an Assault)and died because of it. They should not be on their own and the should not move into unknown territory. No reason to retire from XCOM because of a rookie mistake, but being attached to your squad should be enough reason to not make silly errors.

I get attached to my squad and, because of that, I rarely make mistakes. Sometimes, during the enemy's free move they might move to a position where I am easily flanked. That's easy to fix, as I never Dash immediately. I still have a chance to move or fire/overwatch. I work the flank with either two 3-man teams or two 2-man teams, depending on my upgrades. I attempt to catch the enemy in the middle to allow myself the chance to catch them in crossfire. However, if they are ahead of one group the other group can easily maneuver to outflank them.

Anyway, I know I'm preaching to the converted. Fact is: mistakes get veteran operatives killed and, yes, the hit percentages are dumb, because I have missed on shots that had 100% chance to hit. Those are what hurt.
Heisenburger  +   643d ago
I miss my Bubblegum McGee :( .....

Luckily his twin brother Bumblebee McGee soon enlisted...

Then.... good ol' Bumblegum McGee.

Then Bubblebee McGee.

All with their pink flattops, mustaches, and yellow armor.

:/

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Shape of the World trailer shows off… well, the shape of the world

1h ago - A brand new trailer of Shape of the World has been revealed, bringing with it the peaceful specta... | PC
20°

A Case for Twilight Princess: The Music, Part 3

1h ago - ZI: This article series demonstrates how the music of TP is among the most sophisticated and int... | GameCube
20°

Brilliance in Level Design: Ocarina of Time’s Water Temple

1h ago - ZI: "No, it's not April Fool's Day. I really am analyzing the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time a... | Retro
40°

Dying Light review | Following The Nerd

1h ago - Following The Nerd "I’m in love with this game. Jumping from roof to roof and smashing zombies i... | PC
Ad

Check out the new Bloodborne Trailer

Now - Sony just released a new trailer of the upcoming PS4 exclusive by From Software and SCE Japan Studio. | Promoted post
30°

Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

1h ago - When will Nintendo show off Shigeru Miyamoto's project? | Wii U