Bits 'n' Bytes Gaming's Chad Morelock takes the time to ponder just what 2K is thinking when it comes to the X-Com series. Or perhaps what they’re smoking.
This articles sums up my thoughts exactly, why pee all over a respectable franchise? They might as well have called it "Robot Cowboy Baseball" as the writer puts it. Somebody post one of those stupid images with "you mad?" plastered on it because, as of the announcement of this game, I am in fact mad. Now excuse me while I go quench my anger with some 'Terror From The Deep'.
It looks like a shooter from 3 or 4 years ago.
Here's some gameplay from Xcom: Terror From The Deep, not much to look at these days but it was an incredibly deep gameplay experience. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
they should have kept the game to its roots instead of this casual approach
The game looks awesome, really unique. Those XCOM games are too old to really give a crap about anymore.
Have you played them? As the article states the "old" Xcom games are constantly popping up in top 'X' best PC game of all time lists. They are classics, just like... oh let's say... Street Fighter.
I guess that explains why, even though it wasn't multiplayer, me and my best friend would take turns playing a single player game, and planning out tactics for eachother and where to allocate resources for literally 8-10 hours at a time? But since it was 15 years ago I guess that means it sucked, right?
I have actually. They're unique, the way you upgrade your ship and have random encounters with aliens and have a crew and need to keep it all up to scratch.* But this is an FPS, it's got the XCOM name but it's more due the success of Bioshock (no similarities with System Shock) it's gone in the FPS direction. *- Having said that, re-remembering the game... Maybe it would work REALLY well as a reimagining of those old games. Most strategy games on PC nowadays are following a very similar formula and could do with being shook up a bit.
Apologies, did not see your second post.
i loved xcom back in the day! wish they were remaking it properly and not into a fps! we have enough of those to fill our boots with!
Whether they have been accurate or not, am I the only one who thought the new one looked better at last years E3 trailers? It seems like it is even worse now.
that IS NOT x-com, that is an fps that claims to be set in the same universe, though there is zero evidence of anything in any of what has been shown to link this game with the xcom titles, other than the title. and giving a project a name doesn't mean that's what it will be, it didn't work for catwoman, and it's not working here. and really, is this industry so creatively bankrupt that they can take a well respect strategy title like xcom and all they can think of doing with it is turning it into an fps? if they wanted to make an fps, why not make an fps without the xcom ip? or find an ip that fits an fps. trying to sell the game on the xcom name is pointless because most of the fans of the originals will be annoyed that you turned a deep strategy experience in to something like the millionth fps this generation. it's such a waste, they could have created something pretty unique with the xcom ip, they could have made a title that stood out, but now this will get lost in the crowd. the same thing happened to shadowrun, and that game took its studio down with it.
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