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X-com is back guys!

bezadobezado Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 1,148Member

New X-com is back (XCOM: Enemy Unknown), I think I will pre order it not sure, but launch is Oct. 9th. Anyone going to play it? X-com UFO Defense still has me wanting more after playing it back in 1998, hope this one turns out nice.

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  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common

    Already ordered it.

    Even though the Demo is pretty limited (As in: It holds your hand in every mission), the gameplay videos prove that there's a lot more to come.

    I can't wait.

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  • It certainly looks very promising. You can download the demo which contains the tutorial missions on the easiest difficulty from Steam. If you preorder on Steam you can also get Civilization 5 at no extra cost.

    Preordered a while back from my retailer before it came on Steam (also got Civ5 already anyhow).

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.
  • BrenelaelBrenelael Warren, MEPosts: 3,996Member

    The demo is on Steam. Check it out. It is very much still a base building turn based squad combat game but it has been "Modernized" in more ways than just flashier graphics. The biggest thing is the individual squaddie inventory has been replaced with a class based skill system. Every squad member has a class now and skills that are associated with it that are unlocked through research. Some people love it and some people hate it. I for one will miss the inventory as it allowed you a very minute level of control over how your squad was equiped and their capabilities. The differences between the old X-Com and the new system are kinda like the difference between Pre-CU SWG and Post-NGE SWG. It's the best comparison I can think of.

     

    Bren

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  • On the other hand it seems pretty cool they've added a lot of depth to character progression and combat through classes/perks and through a cover/flanking system. The question is if the added depth makes up for the streamlining. We'll know in a few weeks :)
  • And yeah it's still turn-based.
  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.

     

    What? I never got that memo! When was this declared?

  • Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.

     

    What? I never got that memo! When was this declared?

    Someone should definitely inform Firaxis so they can stop having incessant commercial successes with their titles.

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.

     

    What? I never got that memo! When was this declared?

    If anything, we need more Turn-based.

    That is all.

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  • Matticus75Matticus75 Posts: 396Member Uncommon

    Yeah also making another XCOM that looks like its a first person shooter; takes places what looks like its in the 1950's

     

    http://www.1up.com/previews/e3-xcom-preview

  • Originally posted by Matticus75

    Yeah also making another XCOM that looks like its a first person shooter; takes places what looks like its in the 1950's

     

    http://www.1up.com/previews/e3-xcom-preview

    Ugh. Don't remind me.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by Matticus75

    Yeah also making another XCOM that looks like its a first person shooter; takes places what looks like its in the 1950's

     

    http://www.1up.com/previews/e3-xcom-preview

     

    I heard the time for FPS games was over.... image

  • tv2zulutv2zulu CopenhagenPosts: 73Member

    I was so happy back when I heard that they would make a turn-based reboot, instead of all the other horrible FPS ideas.

    Watched the gameplay video taking place at the gas station a while back, but didn't know when they planned to release it, so it kinda drifted outta my mind again.

    So thanks for bringing it up! :) Had no idea there was a demo out, and even tho it is pretty short ( 1 fully assisted mission and 1 free-form mission ), I'm pretty sure I'll spend a lot of time with it when it is released.

    Can't justify 50 euros for it right now, alltho the free copy of Civ V could tempt me in a weak moment... probably they day before release. I can't wait to play now :D

  • SilokSilok Mascouche, QCPosts: 732Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.

    I dont agree, i still like turn-based games.

  • WolfenprideWolfenpride San''doria, WIPosts: 3,988Member

    It looks good. Strayed a bit from the originals as far as mechanics go, but that might not necessarily be a bad thing.

    I'll wait a week just to make sure it sounds like people are enjoying it, if so, i'll definently get it.

  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaPosts: 393Member Common
    Originally posted by Matticus75

    Yeah also making another XCOM that looks like its a first person shooter; takes places what looks like its in the 1950's

     

    http://www.1up.com/previews/e3-xcom-preview

    doesnt look promising (the fps one)

     

    i know them both from here

    http://www.2kgames.com/#/games/

  • Kaijin2k3Kaijin2k3 Santa Monica, CAPosts: 558Member
    Originally posted by Axxar

    It certainly looks very promising. You can download the demo which contains the tutorial missions on the easiest difficulty from Steam. If you preorder on Steam you can also get Civilization 5 at no extra cost.

    Preordered a while back from my retailer before it came on Steam (also got Civ5 already anyhow).

    If you go to where the demo is installed and find the EngineConfig directory, look for the file "BaseGame.ini." Open it and change "GameDifficulty=+0.0" to +1.0 (Normal), +2.0 (Classic) or +3.0 (Impossible).

    I'm been having a few run throughs on Classic. Impossible kicked my ass first time through, though. I did beat it on second try ^^

    In case you decide to do this (at least if you go to Classic or above), word of caution: The last group of aliens in the demo are immensely accurate. Don't try to trade shots with them and expect to live. You best flank those bastards.

     

    And on an additional note, people have been modding the shit out of the demo. There's even been a full fledged demo editor created on the 2k forums. They've also found a few hidden options in the ini files, though not sure if they'll truly have any affect in retail.

    If Firaxis keeps the structure as is for release, the game is going to be pretty moddable through ini altering. Which is most definitely great news =)

  • No way man. I'm not going to tease myself further :)
  • JaggaSpikesJaggaSpikes LabinPosts: 421Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.

    not likely. turn based is simply one way to play games, and that is not going to change. ever.

  • SircaSirca VeveyPosts: 110Member
    Looks like there is no Research feature in this one which was my fav thing with the Xcom serie image
  • Originally posted by Sirca
    Looks like there is no Research feature in this one which was my fav thing with the Xcom serie image

    There's a research tree just like in the original. You can research alien artifacts, perform alien autopsies and interrogate aliens if you capture them alive.

  • tv2zulutv2zulu CopenhagenPosts: 73Member

    Did you play the demo? There is research.

    According to the info out there, all research matters, as opposed to the original were only armor, weapons and psi mattered. The rest was fluff ( except for Martian Solution ).

  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,058Member Uncommon
    For more turn based goodness be sure to check into the new Jagged Alliance Back in Action. They've also got another newer instance but I don't know its name.
  • revy66revy66 NY, NYPosts: 464Member
    Played the demo on steam and really liked it although I haven't played any of the other games in the series. I think I'm gonna get this one.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Is it still turn-based? If so then no, time for turn-based games is over.

    Huh, go figure, I actually agree with you for once.  Maybe the game is still fun though...

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