Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 5, 2012
Okay. Here’s what would be incredibly funny (if unlikely). 2K Marin’s first-person shooter X-Com remake tanks, while Firaxis’s newly-announced X-Com: Enemy Unknown – which sounds to be a straight-up strategy game with turn-based tactical combat – sells near-Civilization quantities.
Anyway, we old-school fans of the original may have reason to rejoice…
The excerpt that makes me fight to temper my glee and optimism with caution:
“Unlike 2K Marin’s previously announced XCOM shooter, which sparked tempers among longtime fans for turning its back on the series’ cerebral roots, this title is a full-on strategy game that puts players in command of a global anti-alien defense force. XCOM’s leader needs a worldwide perspective where threats are identified, populations reassured, and national leaders mollified – but a tactical mind is just as critical considering every shot XCOM’s soldiers fire on the battlefield is under the player’s turn-based control.”
Man, I hope it rocks. The fact that it’s going to be released on the consoles as well does make me a little concerned that it’s going to be too console-ized (which can be a good thing or a bad thing, but too often means “dumbed down” and a bad thing). But while I’m trying to temper my hope, there’s a very good chance this will be my first mainstream game pre-order I’ve made in years.
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