Zero Punctuation: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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DioWallachia:
He didnt like the old game because of the interface??? how about any criticism worth of mention like, how much of the customization was lost in the new game and etc?? Is that really your best?

Yeah. Because he's right: the old interface wasn't very good. And most of the 'customization' lost was unnecessary busywork. I don't want to individually select my soldiers' knee pads, shoulder pauldrons, waist pouches, the contents of their waist pouches...the list goes on. It might've been nice if they'd found a way to make base attacks practical, but given the fact that it'd been streamlined to just one base, it was best that it got left behind.

Roman Monaghan:
Yay. Now all his blind dribbling fans can go buy it and this game can become successful in the eyes of the game industry and send a message of anti-FPS bullshit to the rest of the companies out there and hopefully even encourage them to finally cancel that other XCOM game they were making that was horrible.

I...wait, what? I can't tell if you're happy or bitter right now. On one hand, you seem glad that XCOM got a good review, but the whole "blind dribbling fans" insult seems bizarrely out of place.

Roman Monaghan:
And maybe a remake of Syndicate that's actually a strategy game, that'd be cool.

Christ, that'd be nice. If they could adapt the old Syndicate games as well as they did XCOM, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Char-Nobyl:

Roman Monaghan:
And maybe a remake of Syndicate that's actually a strategy game, that'd be cool.

Christ, that'd be nice. If they could adapt the old Syndicate games as well as they did XCOM, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

How about the other Bullfrog properties like Populous and Dungeon Keeper?

I really want this game, why can't i have free time and money. damn it!

Wait...

He enjoyed a game?

That's modern... and a remake??!!

MADNESS O:

No but srsly I love this game and totally agree with the UFO thing. Fortunately there's mods to fix that.

I freaking love you for the Octodad reference^^

DioWallachia:

Char-Nobyl:

Roman Monaghan:
And maybe a remake of Syndicate that's actually a strategy game, that'd be cool.

Christ, that'd be nice. If they could adapt the old Syndicate games as well as they did XCOM, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

How about the other Bullfrog properties like Populous and Dungeon Keeper?

I'd adore a new Populous game given the same treatment that XCom did. It would be amazing.

CAPTCHA: heartache

Yeah that's what I feel..

DeimosMasque:

I'd adore a new Populous game given the same treatment that XCom did. It would be amazing.

CAPTCHA: heartache

Yeah that's what I feel..

But there is a problem, both IP were sold long ago to a bunch of Korean MMORPG developers that will not release the games to Western audiences.

I am not sure what option is worse: EA or the Koreans

DioWallachia:

But there is a problem, both IP were sold long ago to a bunch of Korean MMORPG developers that will not release the games to Western audiences.

I am not sure what option is worse: EA or the Koreans

And there it is, all my hopes crushed.

Ah well, time to play more XCom

This review made me laugh even though I haven't played the game yet, chiefly because most of the issues he raises come straight from the 1994 original that I know and love. In particular, the joke about Nigeria withdrawing funding cracked me up, because it was always Nigeria who would make a pact with the aliens in the original.

"HIS STEPMOTHER WAS AN ALIEN: Ben *Yahtzee* Croshaw" ...soo, Yahtzee was raised by the Condesce O.o?
It would certainly explain a LOT.

This game was crap. They couldn't even be able to give me a name. The main communication guy looks bad, I mean first year college student bad. There was no story to speak of, all of this could have been forgiven if the game play was good. It was the most disappointing part of the game, slow, clunky and completely made no sense. It shouldn't have been one side then the other side, it should have been broken up. This guy with more speed goes first then that guy etc etc. Two people can't go back to back behind cover? The commander can see through walls and ceiling without trouble? The more I played to more the problems became completely glaring. So glad I didn't pay 50 bucks for this pile of shit, but it does make me worry about Bioshock Inf.

thisbymaster:
This game was crap. They couldn't even be able to give me a name. The main communication guy looks bad, I mean first year college student bad. There was no story to speak of, all of this could have been forgiven if the game play was good. It was the most disappointing part of the game, slow, clunky and completely made no sense. It shouldn't have been one side then the other side, it should have been broken up. This guy with more speed goes first then that guy etc etc. Two people can't go back to back behind cover? The commander can see through walls and ceiling without trouble? The more I played to more the problems became completely glaring. So glad I didn't pay 50 bucks for this pile of shit, but it does make me worry about Bioshock Inf.

What?

Really, what? You necro a whole thread just for incoherent "criticism?"

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