Worries about 2K's Hyphen-less XCOM Reboot

2K unveils the long-awaited reboot of the X-Com series, but it's not a tactical, squad-based strategy game. Unlike Bethesda's Fallout 3, the new XCOM seems to miss everything that made the original great.

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rod_furlong3127d ago

I AM OUTRAGED that they removed the hyphen.

sashimi3127d ago

They might aswell call it by a new name instead.

Tony P3127d ago

That's really smart.

Take a game that's basically only famous amongst PC gamers then ruin it for them by mangling the franchise to appeal to console gamers who know *nothing* about it.

Worked wonders with Baldur's Gate, right? /s

Baka-akaB3127d ago

Dont forget how they likewise crapped on Shadowrun ...

2late3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

Plasma pistol clip ... 4.440$
Power suit ... 31.100 $
Heavy laser ... 61.000 $
Taking a piss on one of the most unique franchises in gaming history ... pricelss

Letros3127d ago

yea, not so sure about this, you can't just try to revive a franchise name which 99% of current gamers have never played, then completely change the game mechanics. It really boggles me.

Silellak3127d ago

The only way an X-Com "shooter" could work is if the gameplay was done similar to Valkyria Chronicles. Combine that with an X-Com Geoscape and you'd quite possibly have a winner.

This? This reads like someone accidentally typed "Com" instead of "Files" when writing the press release. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go work on my "re-imagining" of Ultima as a 2D puzzle platformer.

M3rkMast3r3127d ago

I am starting an online petition to bring back the Hyphen in XCOM. Who is with me?

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