X-Com being made into an FPS (Again?)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Eternal, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Why is this new Xcom set in the 1950s anyway? The original was set in 1999....
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Right now the best thing that could happen to gaming would be if the Gaming INDUSTRY would collapse.
  3. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well that's easy, considering how popular remakes and reboots are just get some to remake the Atari ET game which will in turn remake the 80's gaming collapse.
  4. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Because the retro-50s themes of Fallout 3 and BioShock were obviously the sole driving reason for the success of those games, and 2K likes nothing more than a good trend to hop onto, even if that trend doesn't really exist.
  5. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    No, just DON'T! :x

    Why this fixitation with FPS? Warcraft III wasn't FPS and had 3D graphics, you wannabe fuckers!
    You know, the same type that says "but FO1 and 2 graphics aren't good or 3D, that's why FO3 is better".

    Hope they don't rape the lore or setting, but who am I kidding?
  6. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 12, 2010
    You know? I was curious about Fallout 3. I don't even think I can be in the same room when someone gives this game a play.
  7. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    I remember making the "what would be remade" thread about a year back and there was some interesting ideas. I figured Crusader: No Remorse would be the obvious choice, and I'd love to play that with a 1st/3rd person option if it kept the puzzle elements in it. Syndicate is just dumb.
  8. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Yeah, it would be so 'easy' to make a new Syndicate with a modern engine without going FPS.
    Probably wouldn't sell enough copies though.

    Press a button = awesome

    "Yo, the best part is when the dude, like, jumps right on top of you! And the music goes nuts! Some serious shit brah! This is gonna be, like, twice as good as Halo! Shit, it's gonna be better than Call of Duty! The multiplayer's gonna be the bomb! I'm gonna headshot everybody with the lazer, man!"


  9. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    Sorry, but if this is the better they have, I still prefer this one.

    At least they are honests about what you'll get for your money.


    or you can watch a commented review.
  10. Tremer

    Tremer It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 5, 2010
  11. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Exactly. But the commentators have a point. At least Fallout 3 used identifiable elements from the previous games. They were very lazy and pointless, but at least they were there. XCOM looks very alien to the franchise :drummer:

    And i like the enemies, even if i don't expect them to be used in their full potential.
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    That game comes out in my birthday.

    Fallout 3 turned Fallout into anotehr kind of RPG and an FPS, it wasn't that good of an rpg but it still was a les drastic change, X-com is a turn based strategy game where you have to really progress thru tecnology, spend a lot of time looking at your map, thinking before deploying your units, building your base, etc, but they decide to make a FPS were you control 2 other guys, thats completely fucking stupid.
    And the best of humanity is a bunch of guys in their thirties wearing casual clothes? WTF? this game is so obviously just jumping on the wagon that is sad. Spoony's video actualy leaves you sad, he is pretty much right in what he says there.

    I can't play X-com in my pc (it goes batshit with the speed), But I have played it in at a firend's PC.
  13. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    They should have just come up with their own name for this rather than slapping X-com on it and made a semi-creative game. It doesn't really make sense to try to associate a FPS with a turn-based strategy. It seems that the only connection this has with earlier X-com games is that there's an organization that fights aliens, and they're not even the same type of aliens.

    Hell what's next, Civilization FPS?
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
  15. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    Why can't they just give new games NEW names?

    Yay, we'll make a new derivative, generic FPS, and slap on an X-COM sticker so all the people who played X-COM in the -90s will buy it (hint: they won't) and all the people who've heard about this awesome game X-COM but were too young to play it and never bothered to later will also buy it (I guess they might).
  16. Hoxie

    Hoxie King Queer oTO Orderite

    May 19, 2008
    That would require effort, instead of hopping on the bandwagon of "reviving" good old series, just liek teh Falloutz Tree.
  17. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Quick! Whatever other long-dead beloved franchise can we dig up from the grave and tart up into some Frankenstein horror? There's money to be had!
  18. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
  19. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    There's a Fallout Tree? Harold?
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I was thinking the same thing when watching this (big Spoony fan), though I suspect he does know the old Fallouts, since he's a very old-school PC gamer. But as said here, the jump just isn't the same.

    X-Com did have an interesting angle with its alien invasion but the game was never about that. This is a game that had TB strategy gameplay at its best and not a lot else because it didn't need that much else. So XCOM was a failure the moment they abandoned that core. And then they abandoned the setting as well. Though the new aliens look kinda neat and original.

    Fallout just had more going for it. It's a TB RPG with its own character system and an original setting. At the end of the day, in broad strokes, Bethesda just removed the TB factor, which is more important than many realize but isn't the only thing defining the franchise. We don't feel they treated the rest of the franchise particularly well either, but at least they didn't cut it out outright.

    It's a good sober reminder for us Fallout fans TBH: it could've been worse. Much much worse.