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Submitted by Keroyx 636d 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  +   636d 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.
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majiebeast  +   636d ago
What did you talk about with your big sister?

This type of stuff belongs on twitter.
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Donnieboi  +   636d 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.
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joab777  +   636d 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  +   636d 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  +   636d 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  +   636d 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.

:/

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