360 Magazine: XCOM narrative director Jordan Thomas tells 360 Magazine about one of the more controversial changes to the game.
most developers shun hardcore PC origins sadly. because why make unique gameplay and style when you can skin a generic first person shooter. also I will laugh wholeheartedly when they inevitably announce multiplayer that mirrors call of duty with xp popping up in the middle of the screen when you kill someone.
There is always that same elephant in the room when talking about PC gaming, piracy.
@zootang an elephant that no one knows the weight of. meanwhile Steam is making developers a shitload more than retail does per game. http://www.rockpapershotgun...
The rest of the xcom games were pc only and did ok, piracy was even easier back then too.
im not sure how this shuns the pc? it just has no perma death.
CoD style multiplayer? You know for sure they'll try something like it and then claim they're exploiting the unique world and its rules to create something new.
Honestly, I don't care that they've removed some of the harder elements of the original game. It's not ten years ago (i'm pretty sure) and they wouldn't work properly in today's genres anyway.
Well since it's a fps now I don't care.. Dice did't shun us so It's all good.. Basically since strategy is really bad with a controller they just made a complete different game? I wouldn't even care if this wasn't coming to pc! But that's just my opinion. Make it a kinect game if you want I will play other the 100 strategy games on pc! This not not like when we could get any game and feel good about a port pc has games son..
Wait, they've made it an FPS? :/
Yep, I was hoping for something along the lines of Full Spectrum Warrior with aliens, but yet here we are.
Shame really, the fact that your troops could die was a good aspect of the original. Using the low level scrubs in your squad to lure out the beasties is the way forwards. If they survive great they level up, if not its no big deal. More where they came from. :D
I don't think you can compare new XCOM to a traditional FPS. It's closer to Bioshock (obviously, being 2K Marin) and driven by long-term strategy, rather than pure shooting ability. Not at all like CoD or Battlefield.
I love the "Shuns PC", crap! This is a FPS game, call me when the game goes back to it's roots.
I wonder what ps3 fanboys think about this game? First it was exclusive to the 360, now they shun the pc verion of the story. lol
It's listed coming for the PS3 as well though.....
I think the ideas brought by this game are great, what saddens me is that they found that they needed to call it XCOM. This could have been called anything else, it's an alien game with so little in common to XCOM that the name is purely for marketing. The issue is that when, one day, a developper will want to actually bring back XCOM, they'll have to deal with this game. The only thing that cheers me up a bit is that 2K Marin is making it...
devs like to make generic game with little effort and try to reap profits. I love how they dumb down games for consoles and then use words like "streamlined" and "continuity" or "fluidity" to hide that fact.... Any console RPG players? I challenge you to try witcher 2. Show me a game that is even half as complex on consoles.
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