E3 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer: It’s Your Turn Soon Enough…

Even with all those big name , bigger deal AAA shooters out there, turn-based strategy gaming has never really gone away, but it’s just nice to see it getting more notice with higher profile releases such as Firaxis’ upcoming relaunch of one of the best PC games in the genre. I can most definitely recommend giving this one a go even if your only dip into the genre has been something along the line of Advance Wars or other lower stress SRPGs. If this new game is as deep and fun as the original, 2K has a surefire hit that will be played and replayed for ages.

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2 thoughts on “E3 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer: It’s Your Turn Soon Enough…

  1. I’m looking forward to this release. I really liked the original xcom despite finding it really hard and never really getting very far. I’m hoping they keep it true to it’s tactical origins cause I’ll be looking for some payback! :)

    • Well, you’re in for a treat, as the new game is just like the old one down to the base expanding and familiar isometric viewpoint. They added a more flexible difficulty (for the casual crowd), but the game has permanent death for your squad members (which makes you play carefully on any setting).

      There’s a new “cinematic” camera to the combat so it cuts away to action shots at points when you move or attack, but I’m hoping these can be toggled off for those of us who don’t mind the normal isometric view and want to speed up the combat (which is a nice mix of turn-based and real time elements).

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