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Submitted by LewisDenby 963d ago | news

Cancelled X-COM remake was 'like Valkyria Chronicles'

The Dreamland Chronicles, the cancelled X-COM remake from the series’ original creator, was ‘eerily’ like Valkyria Chronicles in some respects, Julian Gollop says. (PC, PS2, PS3, The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge, Xbox 360, XCOM)

majiebeast  +   963d ago
And now we get a crappy generic fps that has little to do with xcom the original game. Awesome decision!...
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Xristo  +   963d ago
Check out the demo before you make an assessment on the upcoming X-COM. I thought the same until I saw how they are implementing the team strategy from the original into an FPS. The game looks to going back the its roots in many ways (i.e. choosing team loadouts, your choice of missions, upgrading tech through alien tech, strategic team movements during fights). Although the demo is long, it has made me pretty damn excited about the game!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
slayorofgods  +   962d ago
and then there are those of us that want a good turn based strategy game who don't even like the fps genre.
Everything has to be a fps this generation, I just want a game that has classic game play such as the original x-com.
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Xristo  +   962d ago
I will not argue that....UFO Defense and Terror from the Deep are 2 of my favorite games. If I had it my way, it would be exactly how you described, turn-based like the original. Upon hearing their FPS route, I was initally disappointed. To me, the demo shows that they at least attempted to implement XCOM features (not just making another DOOMish game, milking the XCOM name). I think we can all agree that hopefully the game does good and resparks the franchise, encouraging a team to build a TRUE XCOM game.
Istanbull  +   962d ago
I'm really sad that its another boring shooter.

Valkyra Chronicles is one of the best games this gen, they shouldve gone that way!
japanesedudegirl  +   963d ago
Funny I thought the new one really seemed nothing like the OG
Voxelman  +   963d ago
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU U UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

That sounds FKing awesome WHY THE FK WOULD NO ONE PICK THAT UP?????? Now we get fking Mass Effect meets Bioshock 2 with a dash of bland... Your soldiers can't even die!
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Jdoki  +   962d ago
Think your comment sums it up for me too!

Will probably try the new FPS XCOM as a rental, but not excited about it so far.
JsonHenry  +   963d ago
Even though I am going to play Xcom the FPS, I would have rather had Xcom the Valkyria Chronicles game. :)
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BlackIceJoe  +   962d ago
I would have preferred this version over the one we are getting. So I hope in the future this version will come back to life.

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