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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-12, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Just found this this morning ... not sure how it slipped past me for so long.

Firaxis is making a new Xcom ... all you older gamers will know what this is, and the younger ones ... well it was one of the BEST turn based games for its time.

http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/
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Been following this VERY closely for a long time. Decided to play through the original one more time on Superhuman before it comes out. I use the word "play" very loosely there, because it's the most masochistic video game (short of its sequel, Terror from the Deep) on the face of the planet on Superhuman... but it's good fun.

I can't wait to see the Snakemen, Etherials, and the "terrorist" aliens--Reapers, Celatids, Silicoids, etc that they haven't shown yet. I'm lukewarm about the way they redid the Chrysalids as quadrapeds instead of the black xenomorph-inspired things with that creepy fucking smile... on one hand, they have a much more brutal appearance to them... almost some Tyranid influence visually, I think... but on the other, the Chrysalid is the original video game troll, and I feel like it's somehow wrong to mess with it.

Also, there's this son of a bitch-- http://images.rtsguru.com/articles/i...-berserker.jpg

Mutons are annoying enough without being pumped even more full of steroids and given close combat weapons... the XCOM player who has been shooting Mutons full of plasma and laser blasts for close to 15 years now is just headdesking at the prospect of one that's even tougher and angrier than the trooper versions. Oh, and Mutons and Floaters changed places in the invasion order. So you may not even have laser weapons by the time you have to deal with them. One of the design notes was that they wanted to remain true to the original in terms of difficulty, and...well, chasing down Mutons with basic rifles and autocannons just seems like it's going to end poorly to me.

As for the Floaters... I always found them kind of silly in the original, and not particularly dangerous. This, however, looks a lot less goofy and a lot more dangerous than the original red-robed thing. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/imag...ay/float2b.jpg

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, my favorite game!!!! I'm soooo going to be on this one.....

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yeah, it's going to be a big blast when it comes out.. as for superhuman.. it's not THAT nasty... once you get your bases properly up and running..

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This has reminded me of something very cool. Back when we played the original xcom my brother had a soldier by the name of Michael Parker. Played the game from start to finish. Michael would not die, he kept getting better, shot amazingly acccurately and by the time we completed the game he was doing all the missions solo. Withstanding blaster bomb hits the works. It was a fantastic game, far ahead of its time. A true classic. I have suspicions that michael parker may actually be the emperor.

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Michael Parker is a DJ I know from my time in london: http://www.mixcloud.com/djparker909/...eptember-2012/

Having seen him mix in states you would think a human couldn't even stand, I think he must be the same guy ;)

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Awesome, its long overdue

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going to get this when my ps3.as i loved the demo



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Having played this extensively at i46 a couple of weeks ago, I can tell you one thing.

If you enjoyed the original, you're going to friggin' LOVE this game. Day one pickup for me.

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I know it has been a while but i will take that advice and get it.

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