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- Oct 8, 2012
Kevin VanOrd stages his extraterrestrial counter-offensive in this video review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a remake and it would have been nice if they would have managed to make it as good as the original. Less content, Static maps, and less versitile characters makes me go look to see where I can repurchase the Original!
Being a huge fan of the original I would have settled for Stable.. Game crashes and characters relocating themselves to other parts of the map make the game difficult to play.
Plays so much like the older titles, yet is a distinctly excellent re-imagining of the franchise. Time and again we've seen other such re-introductions of popular "oldies" fall flat on their virtual faces.
Thanks Kevin, great review.
This game is SO much Fun! I played it for 6 hours straight last night and that is something I have not done with any game for years.
Building your base, researching new items for new armor, weapons and items for your base, your ships and yourself. Promoting, outfitting, customizing and recruiting new soldiers. So fun and I just did not want to stop.
Great story, nice graphics (nothing cutting edge but nice), good sound effects and more importantly just plain freaking fun. It is a VERY addicting game.
@lutarian you just said exactly ! What I wanted to say. I only want to stress on the fact you said "Something I have not done with any game for years " " VERY adicting game " Wanna just add " I wish gameloft would port it on IOS , I don't like AVHs graphics on IOS , gameloft are a awesome when it comes to IOS gaming "
Just like he said, your biggest enemy in the game is your patience. As long as you keep your cool, you will do fine.
AC3 or Xcom? After playing this demo it's a no-brainer, Xcom all the way! Now I just have to decide which console to get it on.
@Bigboi500 I'm a big fan of strat games and, I have played too many FPS over the last couple of years so, it was a no brainer for me too.
Firaxis did a really nice job here. Although not as good as the original UFO Defense this game clearly appeals to older players and new ones alike without losing too much of what made the original one of the best games ever made. In a gaming generation with almost non-existant innovation this game comes pretty close as an instant modern classic.
really ? i didn't find much innovation in it, only simplification, and much more than what was needed
Great game, I love this. Its like the 1990 game.
moreover if you compare this to medieval/magical RPG Tactic game.
Ogre Tactics, Final Fantasy Tactics... Almost the same gameplay the differences are XCOM's Gameplay have a unique strategical and tactical gameplay that will never find to those.
anyway kudos. The best remake of XCOM deserving as a 8.5 - 9.0 ratings
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This looks good. Is it a bit like Valkyria Chronicles in terms of gameplay? Also is there an easy mode? I don't like getting stuck in strategy games.
@robtion Don't know about Valkyria Chronicles, but yes, there is an easy mode which combined with unlimited saves makes the game a cakewalk, if that's what you are looking for.
I still have the PS1 versions (Enemy and Terror) of this game and am happy I can let em gather some dust for a while now cause this one is gonna suck up a load of my life again, DAMN YOU ALIEN SCUM.
@Derugs Well, it forces you to use your brain.
@Derugs I agree, Drugs. Having to think sounds rubbish. Before you know it people will be playing chess & reading books. Craziness!
@Derugs So I guess you don't like any FPS games either then?
@Derugs well it's kind of like a chess game... you know, for smart people. So you might want to avoid it.
@Derugs Yeah, CoD 5984305603 is so much more fun, but then again, if everyone had the same taste in games publishers would have it to easy by forking out same shit over and over again.
@Derugs You are missing a LOT. lol.
@Derugs yeah, it's a tactics game. strategy based. different kind of play
Great game! Great Review! Check out my gameply vid and let me know what you guy and gals think!
Amazing game for me is the Best game i have played this year and one of the greatest games i have ever played, an instant classic.
this is my last post here...love the game and been coming to gamespot since they opened shop in the 90 s dont need to get banned...peace
btw bro..its called an achievement of real life...its called money...i must have it but i guess you dont...lol...rocking the usa out for 51 yrs
@dave2k2 rugripper40Albaficas Not sure what you're getting at here? You've thrown insignificant amounts of money at hardware. This is an achievement how? If you had any net worth whatsoever, you wouldn't be spouting off like a teenager about this. Nobody really cares other than how much of a loser it makes you come off as. A guy with your attitude will always be socially inept, and that?s something no amount of nerd hardware purchased at Chinamart can fix.
lmfao...when you grow up maybe you will be like me. huh??? chinamart??? try gamestop bro " power to the people"...lol
I know that they wanted to make big come back of legendary game, but this is most annoying and stupidest game that I ever played and has nothing to do with old x-com or laser squad or any such a game. Management of the base is too simplified, and combat is crowded with some stupid rules, not to mention that man with a rank of colonel misses every time when he shots. Enemies are excessively superior and some missions are not playable at all, it's just frustrating. Jagged Alliance for example is much better tactical game.
@Ofrst You are right, the original timeunits system was better, this simplified combat is bad, everything is simplified.
I almost forgot, most annoying thing is cinematic in half of the action, every time you meet enemy you are forced to watch this shit.