The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review | Bag of Games

Josh from Bag of Games writes "Initially revealed at E3 2010 as a FPS reboot of the beloved PC franchise X-COM – incidentally before Firaxis announced their now-successful turn-based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown (a reboot of 1994′s X-COM: UFO Defense), 2K Marin’s original vision for XCOM suffered from numerous delays, the on-going threat of cancellation, and even an apparent identity crisis during its development cycle before finally reemerging from the cold, uninviting confines of videogame limbo as a reinvigorated, third-person squad-based shooter promptly renamed The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. While it might always remain a mystery whether this drastic design overhaul was initiated in hopes of potentially gaining the approval of the classic strategy series’ more vocal diehard enthusiasts, one thing’s for sure: 2K Marin has successfully implemented enough thought-provoking tactical opportunities and intriguing – though not necessarily innovative – concepts into the core of Th...

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