XCOM Under Attack: EXALT Security Breach Video

XCOM Under Attack: EXALT Security Breach Video

OK, Commander, see that human over there? Kill him. The guy next to him too.

In the revamped XCOM: Enemy Within, one of your biggest threats comes from the new human traitors, EXALT. This Cold War style cat-and-mouse battle will have you tracking down its sleeper cells all over the planet, and hopefully putting an end to its threat for good. But what if you don't do that? What if EXALT wins? Well, Commander, let me show you a video and remind you that, if humanity is to survive, EXALT had better not win.

EXALT's a spy organization, a hybrid of Bond villain SPECTRE mixed with XCOM: Apocalypse's Cult of Sirius. EXALT can muster pretty much the same kind of soldiers you can, so expect to be going up against Snipers, Supports, Assaults and Heavies; but EXALT can also upgrade, just like you can, hence the rather fancy sniper rifle that fella in the video is pointing at your troopers. Alien tech is also on hand to give EXALT an extra boost. The AI's pretty bright too, so don't expect EXALT to be a pushover on the battlefield.

Will there be a base assault? Well, lead designer Ananda Gupta kinda poured cold water on that notion when he spoke to Greg Tito, and suggested that defending your base from alien attack really wasn't what XCOM was about. But he also said that "if we were to do that we would need to sort of hammer down all that narrative stuff," and maybe this EXALT trailer is Firaxis' way of doing just that. Sectoids in your basement? Probably not, but EXALT spies in your team? Maybe ...

XCOM: Enemy Within is due November 15th on PC, Xbox 360 and PC.

Source: 2K YouTube Channel

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This thread'll probably go the same as both of those yesterday. I was actually surprised at how negatively XCOM2012 is being considered at the moment, but then I wasn't paying much attention to public consensus last year when it was first received.

I'll certainly pick this up, I'll maybe wait for sale prices, and I have Xenonauts/the original games for everything I want that this/EU doesn't provide.

Teoes:
This thread'll probably go the same as both of those yesterday. I was actually surprised at how negatively XCOM2012 is being considered at the moment, but then I wasn't paying much attention to public consensus last year when it was first received.

I'll certainly pick this up, I'll maybe wait for sale prices, and I have Xenonauts/the original games for everything I want that this/EU doesn't provide.

Funny enough it was well received.

But now the expansion is being blasted for having things that old XCOMs had.

I guess people are spoiled on resistance, Mass Effect, and the bureau now so anything else a "rip off" even though XCOM predates them by a long while.

Ultratwinkie:

Funny enough it was well received.

But now the expansion is being blasted for having things that old XCOMs had.

I guess people are spoiled on resistance, Mass Effect, and the bureau now so anything else a "rip off" even though XCOM predates them by a long while.

the last part doesn't make many sense since most of the people who complain are XCOm Veterans who feel that XCOM:EU isn't deep enough and too focused on only doing one thing instead of having a bigger scope.
I'm pretty sure that those are the same people who complained when XCOM came out.

....EXALT is gonna fuck with my stuff...all snipers, aim for the head.

Also the eyes in that one guy...did the aliens perfect the Thin Men?

Fuck the haters. This game is awesome, and this expansion looks awesome. I have high hopes.

erttheking:
Also the eyes in that one guy...did the aliens perfect the Thin Men?

Nope, most likely an EXALT infiltrator with some genetic modifications.

Bindal:

erttheking:
Also the eyes in that one guy...did the aliens perfect the Thin Men?

Nope, most likely an EXALT infiltrator with some genetic modifications.

I suppose that's a possibility. It's just that I always thought that it would be the perfect WHAM moment in an X-COM game to have someone be a very good loyal ally then at the most crucial moment they spit poison out of their mouths at you.

looks cool and cannot wait. more turn based funs and more ironman.

Drummodino:
Fuck the haters. This game is awesome, and this expansion looks awesome. I have high hopes.

Pretty much the same. The haters are clinging onto elements that distracted players from the core concept of XCOM, and the old Microprose title feels needlessly complex in the face of how gratifying EU can be.

Kyrdra:

Ultratwinkie:

Funny enough it was well received.

But now the expansion is being blasted for having things that old XCOMs had.

I guess people are spoiled on resistance, Mass Effect, and the bureau now so anything else a "rip off" even though XCOM predates them by a long while.

the last part doesn't make many sense since most of the people who complain are XCOm Veterans who feel that XCOM:EU isn't deep enough and too focused on only doing one thing instead of having a bigger scope.
I'm pretty sure that those are the same people who complained when XCOM came out.

The veterans that complain forgot what xcom was about.

1. "I want base attacks"

Answer: How are you going to fend off an infinite wave of aliens? Especially when they have the ability to bombard you from space? You might take a few aliens, but its clear that you won't win that fight. having aliens attack you base means you fucked up along the line.

2. The inventory system needs to be back.

answer: the inventory system sucked, and the majority of the items you were given were useless. The only thing you should even bother to give your troops is heavy plasma, blaster launchers, and possibly a psi amp. everything else is pretty much useless even the med kit that didn't really work. XCOM was so basic you have to use copy pasted soldiers, whcih means the inventory system was nothing more than busywork.

3. I want more bases!

Answer: bases were meant to be air fields and radar stacks in the 1994 XCOM. Bases were cut into a main one and the air fields and the radar stacks instead of having many copy pasted bases. Everything is covered. Since you shouldn't be fighting aliens in your own base anyway, all this makes sense.

The arguments veterans use make literally no sense.

 

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