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Old 01-10-2012, 18:48
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I'm surprised there isn't a thread about this yet. Its not out for another couple of weeks, but who's excited already?

Theres a steam download available if you've not tried it already.
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Old 01-10-2012, 18:52
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Loved the original X-com games and had this game pre-ordered for a long time. Was just saying to a mate not so long ago that i could do with a game that doesn't require me to sit close to the TV and get too into. This could be perfect for me, sit back on the sofa and play some tactical alien killing.

Multiplayer could be very interesting.
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Old 01-10-2012, 19:28
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Im predicting this will be yet another piss poor remake. I cannot think of any remake that was even nearly as good as the original.

You can try it here....kinda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ3B7XPpPmI
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Old 01-10-2012, 21:56
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All the ant farm base stuff sounds good. The lead designer grew up on the original aswell and that is always a good thing. Theres loads of decent videos about it aswell with interviews with the team, which personally always gives me a good idea of a remake. Meaning if its going to be a crap remake and they wont capture the original feel of the game or not.

Speedloafter, rose tinted glasses? You'll have to give me an example of a bad remake to go from.
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Old 01-10-2012, 23:46
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All the ant farm base stuff sounds good. The lead designer grew up on the original aswell and that is always a good thing. Theres loads of decent videos about it aswell with interviews with the team, which personally always gives me a good idea of a remake. Meaning if its going to be a crap remake and they wont capture the original feel of the game or not.

Speedloafter, rose tinted glasses? You'll have to give me an example of a bad remake to go from.
Off the top of my head, Bubble Bobble, Bomberman, Rainbow islands, Wrestlefest, Bionic Commando, Double Dragon, thats what I have played and been dissappointed in. I cant actually think of any remake (not including HD remakes) that are actually decent. They always alter the gameplay and in turn destroy the game. And to me X-com to this day is probably in my top 10 games of all time. I have no faith in remakes.
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Old 02-10-2012, 23:05
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All the ant farm base stuff sounds good. The lead designer grew up on the original aswell and that is always a good thing. Theres loads of decent videos about it aswell with interviews with the team, which personally always gives me a good idea of a remake. Meaning if its going to be a crap remake and they wont capture the original feel of the game or not.

Speedloafter, rose tinted glasses? You'll have to give me an example of a bad remake to go from.
it looks excellent. I don't mind change as long as it works. they have left the atmosphere in tact and there is still bags of strategy from what I can tell from previews and demo plays. i'm starting to get quite excited for it! i'm hoping it gets some proper and thorough reviews when it gets released.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:55
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I played the demo and I enjoyed it. I don't give a crap about a 'perfect' remake, as long as the game is enjoyable then I'm a happy man.
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:21
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I dont want a perfect remake, i want a new game called a sequel.

If i wanted to play the original i'd play the original.
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Old 03-10-2012, 23:30
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I'm a fan of the original and this one, having watched loads of preview videos and interviews, really does seem the closest in spirit to the original. They have a bunch of playthrough stuff listed on their official forums in this thread,

http://forums.2kgames.com/showthread...Preview-Thread!
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Old 05-10-2012, 21:16
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put down my pre order today to pick up from game on the 12th. don't think i'll be getting the special edition which I was hoping to get, wanted to get this one;
http://www.game.co.uk/en/xcom-enemy-...edition-186410
but I think I am down for a more regular one at standard price with a few freebies chucked in
looking forward to it!
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Old 05-10-2012, 22:16
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Its looking like the Steam version will be unlocking before the 12th!

This is an entertaining bloke trying out different hacks in the demo. he's been playing with diff enemies all week.
http://www.twitch.tv/kelerain

Its available to pre-load on steam now too
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Old 06-10-2012, 13:55
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I'm a fan of the original and this one, having watched loads of preview videos and interviews, really does seem the closest in spirit to the original. They have a bunch of playthrough stuff listed on their official forums in this thread,

http://forums.2kgames.com/showthread...Preview-Thread!
Fully concur. Firaxis seem to have an affectionate feel for the spirit of this legendary title.

The original Enemy Unknown released in 1994, remains the finest game I have ever played. A title I still regularly fire up on both PC and more recently on the Android Nexus 7 via the DOSBox Turbo App. The latter version being touch screen compliant, which really is a pleasure to observe and use. Highly recommended.

Next weeks release has an awful lot to live upto. But if it's half as deep, inventive and emotive as the truly great original? Then I'll be more than satisfied. Being a full on fanboy of the original I am slightly sceptical, but also mildly excited by it's vast potential. But from the promo footage I've seen this looks very promising indeed. We'll see soon enough.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:41
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Its looking like the Steam version will be unlocking before the 12th!

This is an entertaining bloke trying out different hacks in the demo. he's been playing with diff enemies all week.
http://www.twitch.tv/kelerain

Its available to pre-load on steam now too
yeah.steam will release it earlier on 9 OCT in North America.So if you wanna early get it.just use flyvpn free trail account.Use the free trail account and connect Free USA VPN
Note:it is legal to unblock your game use vpn.Many players have used vpn to unblock their games.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:56
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VPN is explicitly against steam t&c and your account can be frozen.
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Old 08-10-2012, 21:17
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Defiantly got my eye on this game. I really enjoyed the original on Amiga AGA, a game I discovered only a few years ago but it really hooked me and I'm not usually fan of this type of game.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:23
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VPN is explicitly against steam t&c and your account can be frozen.
Steam will not ban for using a VPN. The only reason they will ban for you using a VPN is if you use it to get the game cheaper from another region or sometimes if you constantly switch your VPN location, Steam can lock your account since to Steam it appears like it has been accessed from a number of different countries in a short time span.
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Old 09-10-2012, 14:01
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The early reviews are in and it is indeed looking very promising..

XCOM EU - Metacritic

Although there are apparently some 'minor' frame rate issues on Console. Hopefully patchable. But a very useful 90% score average to date.
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Old 09-10-2012, 15:54
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Demo for this is up on Xbox live, downloading now.
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Old 09-10-2012, 20:57
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I have pre-ordered this for the PS3 so looking forward to it
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Old 09-10-2012, 22:24
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yea at the moment the scores are looking decent with it averaging at 89 for pc and 360 and 90 for ps3.
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Old 10-10-2012, 23:12
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Wow. This game is getting great reviews! I`ll be rooting for it but there`s an absolute avalanche of big games coming out now.
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Old 10-10-2012, 23:43
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Really enjoyed it.

We've got a sequel coming next year
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:09
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Is it good? I have it, but I'm scared it might be shit and I don't want it be disappointed in it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:00
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Am worried how it plays using a joypad, these kind of games really need a mousey (like the original)
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Old 11-10-2012, 13:56
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Just got back from my mothers and found this on the doormat.

Shopto win again. I'll try it out later.
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