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Old 03-07-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown developer video

Looking pretty awesome so far to me.


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Old 03-07-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
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nice ... 2 xcom games in one year ..
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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Nope, just 1. The shitter version has been delayed till next year.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #4
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I'm more okay with the X-Com FPS after playing Syndicate, which did the same thing and turned out great with a good developer behind it. The guys behind XCOM did Bioshock 2 after all, which I liked.

I'll end up getting both X-Com games probably, both look great.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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Seriously? Syndicate was average at the extreme best to poor.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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You thought it was. I thought it was fantastic, easily one of the most fun FPS I've played in ages, and I've dabbled in the co-op and that's just as fun, if not moreso.

It got 7 - 8/10 scores too from reviewers which is great.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:28 AM   #7
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I didnt play it. Going by all my friends who play every single fps game released on the xbox since they're all fps whores and seem to enjoy the crappest things. They all said it was shit to average. Considering they find halo entertaining I'd say thats pretty damning. 7 is also what average games get.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #8
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You're taking the word of people who obviously have bad game taste? That's some good sources. Next you'll be getting advice on fixing your PC from Wayne Rooney.

And I'd say 5 or 6 is average. Games with 7 - 8 are quite good.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:54 AM   #9
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I watched my friend play it. I was semi interested in the game at first but after watching him play a couple stages I decided it was not for me. Stage design was bland. There was a part where the stage was copy pasted 3 times in a row with barrels and steps placed in different sections to make it look different. Thats piss poor. The textures/colours/stage layouts were also fairly bland with not much character in it. Being able to disarm every grenade thrown at you just made grenades useless in the game. And the biggest issue I had with it is you would go for ages before you would hear any kind of chatter, whether it be from guards or the people who sent you in. It felt totally lifeless.

5-6 is borderline shit, not average. All the fps games that 'majority' of the xbox gamers seem to like that I think are shit is probably a good example to give by following what all my friends seem to think of the game. If the games they enjoy are shit to me, lord help me if I tried to play an fps they found average. Going from previous examples I've had with them, I think its more accurate then a wayne rooney example. We're talking about people who played and completed duke nukem forever and AVP here.
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And that's your opinion. Mine, on the other hand, as someone who played it all the way through personally and didn't just watch someone else do it who apparently plays every shit FPS on Xbox and loves Halo, and who then said this is shit, is that it's a great game. Felt very much like Starbreeze's other game, Chronicles of Riddick, which I also enjoyed.

I'm quite old school in that I like to actually play a game before making my mind up about it. Funny that.
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Sorry, but I dont need to play a game after watching 2 stages worth to know if its for me or not. Same as playing a game for a couple stages. Dead Space I forced my way through 7 stages before throwing it away. MW3 I couldnt stand past the second stage. Brothers at Arms got 1 hour out of me. I wont even bother getting into the shit that AvP was. Syndicate, is lifeless. Comparing it to Riddick, which I watched my friendplay for 10min and decided I would play it and loved it to death, is an absolute insult. Its one of the best games ever made. Comparing it to Riddick is like comparing AvP 1 and 2 to the new AvP by the same studio. 2 awesome games, one complete and absolute mess of shit.

I'll admit I expect a certain level from games I play, but I cant see how you could find syndicate great.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:23 AM   #12
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Back on track: this game looks fun. I should try out the old x-com games one day.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #13
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Quote:
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I'm quite old school in that I like to actually play a game before making my mind up about it. Funny that.
how dare you form an opinion on a game based on actually playing it ... i insist you stop right now and watch someone else playing for 2 minutes .. that after all is how its done these days
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #14
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Either of you played The Sims, X, Gran Turismo or Vampire Bloodlines?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
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yes, yes, yes, no ...

who cares .. and not sure what that has to do with valuing the opinion of someone who has played a game over someone who hasnt. Or am i a bit old fashioned
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