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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:37 am

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I'm not good at the whole game reviewing thing, so I'll just dump some info on you followed by my thoughts.

The game is a TBS. After logging 12 hours on the first day, I can't really say the game is anything other than fantastic (by my standards). Considering how this was an impulse buy and I had no prior knowledge or experience with the series, I surprised even myself with my bout of academic negligence. The game is well presented; the audio is there with radio chatter, ambient noise, and some fairly good music. Visually, even on the lowest graphical settings the game looks good, and I don't think I will ever get tired of the cut-scenes/cinematic sequences that occur in game (camera view switches to third person focused on the unit executing its actions), like watching my soldiers kick down doors or burst through windows. Hell, even watching snipers line up their shots is entertaining. XCOM, although it isn't a very complex TBS(friends of mine have compared it to Fire Emblem while watching me play), still offers enough options and customization with your units to make up for that. Overall, a very good game so far.

It is however worth noting that there is the occasional camera glitch, and sometimes movement can be a pain due to lack of clear vision. Expect to rage every now and then due to bad rolls as well.



Some music and screenshots for you (screenies are mine : D)


PRO
Modern TBS
Colorful Graphics
Good Audio
Fun Multiplayer/Gameplay


CON
Small squad size cap, even in multiplayer
Limited number of multiplayer maps
Multiplayer is limited to 1v1


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Post by Gauz on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:42 pm

fucking adbots
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:54 pm

I'll ban this one, picked a stupid ass name for itself.

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Post by KristallNacht on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:57 pm

wow...that ads on youtube made this look at a TPS....I'm much more interested now that I know its a TBS! (not sarcasm)
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Post by Tylertlat on Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:26 pm

How would you rate the base-building experience? I played the demo, but there it was constrained and actually made me worry about it somewhat.
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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Tylertlat wrote:How would you rate the base-building experience? I played the demo, but there it was constrained and actually made me worry about it somewhat.
It's very basic but important... running out of money/staff is constantly a problem.

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Post by KristallNacht on Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:10 pm

can i equip my entire team with vaginas?
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Post by Elabajaba on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:04 pm

KristallNacht wrote:can i equip my entire team with vaginas?

I believe that is does have mod support, so yes.

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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:16 pm

Elabajaba wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:can i equip my entire team with vaginas?

I believe that is does have mod support, so yes.
Your team can be entirely composed of females. Does that count?

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Post by Gauz on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:21 pm

Kasrkin Seath wrote:
Elabajaba wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:can i equip my entire team with vaginas?

I believe that is does have mod support, so yes.
Your team can be entirely composed of females. Does that count?
fuck yeah
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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:57 am

Just lost my main squad in campaign.
MOTHERFUCKING ZOMBIES AND ALIENS

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Post by KristallNacht on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:01 pm

gonna pirate it because my computer isn't good enough for me to want to buy it just to have shitty framerate, nor do I have a tv for my xbox.
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Post by Tylertlat on Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:19 pm

KristallNacht wrote:gonna pirate it

Boo. Mad
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Post by KristallNacht on Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:53 pm

I gave the reasons why I'm not buying it lol If there wasn't a Pirate option I'd really just not be getting it.
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Post by KristallNacht on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:11 pm

I can only imagine the best way to play this is with personally naming and customizing every member of your team...
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:13 pm

Make the Lord Pheonix character Crimson Color.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:14 am

Lord Pheonix wrote:Make the Lord Pheonix character Crimson Color.
But he's always the first to die.

Stupid redshirt.
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:56 am

He auto respawns as well in the same place. Twice as strong too.

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Post by KristallNacht on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:54 am

So I played it for a couple hours. VERY fun.

I've been naming and customizing all my soldiers for a more personal connection. My first and only KIA so far was Taylor Swift in the mission where you rescue the first person. She got hit with 2 very low probability attacks in a single turn.

I've also learned how to maximize the use of my 2 Assaulters by being super risky with them and just charge straight into whatever building the aliens are in.
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Post by PiEdude on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:29 pm

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Post by KristallNacht on Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:09 pm

I was on that mission and my game froze......now I have to go back an hour of badass gameplay where I captured the fuck out of lots of guys and lost no one....
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Post by KristallNacht on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:47 pm

I lost my entire main team in one UFO mission.....3 of my Colonels got mind controlled in 1 turn.
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Post by Vigil on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Played through it, loved it you guys should play it.

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Post by Vigil on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:04 pm

So did you feel like XCOM was too easy and needed more options to be make it harder? No? Firaxis apparently thought so.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/08/xcoms-second-wave-dlc-available-today-adds-new-gameplay-opti/#continued



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Post by dragoon9105 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:22 pm

For a game like Xcom though this is a very appropriate DLC
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