As the internet relinquishes details of the new XCOM, a predictable knee-jerk reaction has ensued from disgruntled fans of the original nineties Microprose series: this is why we think XCOM should be a first-person shooter.
don't need to be anything. and whats the point of this ain't it confimed fps
It is. Unless the PC Gamer UK and official XB mag features were a complete fabrication, and the video on IGN is all lies.
why not BOTH ? i mean make a game that the user can switch between 3rd and FPS if he wants unless there is multiplayer then they need to lock it and there everyone is happy then by the way i hope this comes to the PS3 but since its 2K it may happen just like bioshock
What do you mean? The whole point is that it should be a strategy game like the originals
a 360 website, it's obvious that they wan't to be an FPS. I mean, come on, what do they play besides shooters? No offense though
With all the other FPS out there, there needs to be one more. Could have tried for a turn based or realtime strategy title with resource management, R&D, but no, its another FPS...
sell is why. Anyways, this game is going PC/360 right? It's be TERRIBLY shitty to be playing an RTS game on consoles, trust me I still have Starcraft 64.
I for one don't buy them. Also pretty sure that for every MW2 or Halo there are dozens of FPS that aren't worth anyone's time. As for RTS, no ones really explored a console version. The few there are are PC ports.
Immersiveness is the emerging trend as graphics reach believable levels and first-person view contributes to it the best.
I don't buy em either, but they still set the sales records. "Immersion" ain't the reason. It's pretty blatant, the cash in. Console gamers don't know crap about X-COM. The game got its fame on PC. So take an established name, change the genre, and sell it to an audience that doesn't know any better. Not very different from localizing a foreign product.
I ain't surprised to see this come from an xbox site. They should stick with the original style of game and improve on it. The fact that it's going to be an FPS makes me want to try the original games to see what the XCOM series is about since the FPS will likely not do it justice.
Would have loved an X-com game with a similar engine like VC, just more robust. This FPS craze has really stunted creativity and variety this gen. It's easy money so I see why it's being pushed but it is disappointing. + Original Xcom is still a great strategy game. Hard game but engrossing. Highly recommend.
I love it when people complain about there being "Too many FPS's", yet over Hype FPS titles more than any other.....
Is to not be called X-Com. I never played the originals but it seems a lot of fans aren't too thrilled about this game using the X-com name. Honestly I'm confused as to why they bothered considering most of the youngins have never heard of X-Com, so it isn't like the name will attract anyone. Could have called it anything else, really.
I agree but the thing about using the X-Com name is that it already has a following and by using the name you've already got the attention of those people whereas using a new name would have no following until people have played it.
the writer want Xcom to be reverted into FPS , isn't easier to make a new IP that you want rather than fooling fans into thinking it is like the old game. Every genre has its fans so can you please leave people and what they like. Anf FYI , there is tons of FPS games out there , aren't all of them enough for you ?
They could have named the game anything its just a generic shooter. They used the xcom name to get sales which is low and despicable. The game is a rpg, and this crap i wont touch
I'm so over shooters now. Do something else.
Its funny people think rpgs are getting old.....but shooters are worse......
Given the current climate of "make every new game for consoles", it comes as no surprise they chose to make the game an FPS and not a Turn Based Strategy (TBS). There are a few genres that don't work well on a console, one of them is TBS and thus X-Com had to be changed to a different genre that would work. It's sad really.
If xcom worked on the psx it would work on the ps3
But most publishers are all about the bottom line now. Their mentality is that, if a high budget game doesn't sell a couple million copies, there's no point in making it. Shooters sell well, and I guess that's why they made X-COM a shooter, sad as it may be. I really wanted a modern X-COM game. :(
I feel that riding the shirtails of a great game in the past (one of the best tbs games of all time)and turning it into a fps is a shame .Stooping that low and selling a game that that was never meant to be in a FPS and selling it to make money off the Xcom series is sad.... they are basing it somewhat off several things xcom was famous for but I don't know I will reserve final judgement on the finished game reviews and all but I will never remember Xcom like this regardless
Couldn't they have at least had heavy elements of strategy? Look at Valkyria Chronicles; it's a strategy JRPG, but it lets you control your character in 3rd person while your enemies counterattack, giving a unique feel to the gameplay. XCom could similarly try to do things a bit differently. Maybe they could mix action with strategy? If XCom is just a pure FPS, count me ut. I loved the original games, but this reimagining as a FPS doesn't appeal to me. Don't any gamers like to use their brains anymore? It seems like games are becoming too easy and dumbed down.
I wouldn't base any judgment on a 60 second video. Wait and see.
I'm waiting to see how the game turns out; I'm mostly responding to what the author is saying and conjecture that it will be a FPS. There is talent behind this new game, so we'll see what happens.
reading that article can cause brain damage
there. I said it. but in truth, considering it will go mutli-plat at some point, even if it doesn't it has to sell and unfortunately FPS sell more because they are easy. (and fun sometimes)
There was this exact same reaction when they announced that Fallout 3 would be an FPS and look how that turned out, nobody considers that change a mistake. I think this'll end up being similar: fans of the original will be upset at first but then the game will end up being excellent and it won't matter. XCom has a lot of potential and I think first person will suit it well. The graphics look good, the story, weapons and enemies look unique and if the combat is done well it could be a real contender.
Difference being that Fallout was NOT made into an FPS. It was made into an OPEN WORLD RPG with a first-person perspective. The game is not a plain ol' shooter, it is a different style of RPG-- a TES style RPG. Props to 2K Marin if they intend to make a compelling first-person RTS, but that seems like wishful thinking at best.
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