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.
I AM OUTRAGED that they removed the hyphen.
They might aswell call it by a new name instead.
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
Dont forget how they likewise crapped on Shadowrun ...
It worked great for Fallout
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
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.
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.
I am starting an online petition to bring back the Hyphen in XCOM. Who is with me?
We can assume that ALL games made in this day and age will suck until proven otherwise.
I'm that guy who never played an XCOM game...don't know what to think.
I love the idea of a reboot, but this article left me worrying that it may only be a reuse of the X-COM name :( Here's hoping they get it right.
Maybe they should have added more hyphens?
...and not having the hyphen in the reboot doesn't sit well with me either.
Now only if they left there roots in there some where
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