First XCOM screens

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by rcorporon, May 8, 2010.

  1. Jay Null

    Jay Null First time out of the vault

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    Jun 9, 2010
    The graphics are bad?

    Admittedly, not every game can have as fine facial details as Dragon Age, but . . . I thought it all looked quite decent, aside from being real shiny for some odd reason.

    Just some of the facial expressions and animation was a bit off. (I'm completely ignoring the large balls of goo and electricity that look so like a flailing corpse glitch in Fallout 3.)
     
  2. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008

    I'm pretty sure that there will be a strategy game also, read it somewhere, forget where.
     
  3. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    There's no official word of any strategy game.
     
  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    I'm slightly intrigued, but also very much WTF'ed.

    Why do they feel the need time & time again to use a franchise solely for naming & PR purposes and then just do "whatever" with it.

    tbfh, I might have been interested in this game if it wasn't an X-COM game. It has some intriguing elements.

    But as an X-COM game, I'm pretty much in "I'm not going to support that shit"-mode.
     
  5. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    I'm glad that X-Com was really the first CD-Rom game I played a lot. I remember renaming my squad after the kids in my 5th grade class. And always sending in the guys I liked the least on the front line :].
     
  6. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 9, 2008
    I name my main squad after the space marines on the Sulaco in Aliens every. single. time.

    And one guy I name Halo. eh doesnt afraid of anything.
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Throwing my voice on the pile; what the hell does this have to do with X Com?

    Give it its own name and universe, if its intriguing enough I will buy it, but by no means you can tell me this is a X Com game.
     
  8. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yeah.

    The problem being is that even if this game somehow doesn't sell well (It'll sell well, I feel it in my gut), it's failure won't mean a return to form for the X-COM series.

    The studio heads will just go "See, the kids today don't like this X-COM stuff, shelve it for another 12 years".
     
  9. So, are there any, any at all future plans for a tactical turn based game ever again?

    Or are... we all doomed?
     
  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I say we are pretty much doomed as it will probably end up like generalissimofurioso (respond to PMs now) predicted.

    If the game sells bad they will just put the franchise on ice again.

    I am not sure there is any sort of solution at all, other than finding a way of getting the majority of current day gamers to go away and find some other hobby, so that they are no longer the majority of gamers anymore.
     
  11. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Is it just me or is there entirely too much Bioshock in that trailer? Also, what connection does it have to X-Com? Any at all?
     
  12. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 18, 2010
    Ummm, not sure what to make of that. Are the black blob thingies the Aliens in this or what? It's a shame the X-COM has been turned into Bioshock but with black blob Aliens.
     
  13. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    It's pretty much "Baby's First X-Com" by the looks of it. It just seems like a really stupid concept trying to make X-Com an FPS set in what, the 50's? And it doesn't look anything like X-Com at all. In all honesty, I see more X-Com in Enforcer than I do in this trailer.
     
  14. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    they've already killed the franchise by making this game. I mean, this IS NOT X-Com. in any way. it doesn't matter if this games succeeds or not, X-Com as we knew it is dead.

    I'm considering starting a hate campaign towards these developers. it might include molotov cocktails and kidnappings. I haven't worked out the details yet. who's with me?
     
  15. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Yeah, this will probably be a much better game than Enforcer, but definitely much less of an X-COM game.
     
  16. Arden

    Arden Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Sing me up 8-)

    Deus-Ex, X-com, fallout.... there will be a lot to do.
     
  17. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    I say we start our own company and make our own games. The first virtual company. Then every other company will follow us, and go online. And before the great Internet Crash, we will create HQ a somewhere in the world and every other developer will be destroyed and gone forever. In the end, there will be only us.
     
  18. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Shooting blobs doesn't look like it will be interesting. At all. Unless they can do cool shit like joining together to make trebuchets and shit.
     
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think those bloobls are shapeshifters or have at least the ability like the black oil in the X-Files eventualy taking over and controling certain hosts.

    We will see.
     
  20. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Aliens and R&D: what else do you need to call it a X-Com game? :lol: