posted by BlaketheReaper (GATE CITY, VA) Mar 1, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
I must admit I'm not really into strategy games as much as shooters, Action and sports games but this game was incredible, I loved how you can build up your soldiers with upgrades and weapons and how the research you do and facilities you build interact with the gameplay so well, so lets get down to it Graphics solid, Sound good, Controls smooth, and Gameplay awesome I gave this game a 9/10 I highly recommend you playing this even if you're not into strategy games because you'll be pleasantly surprised the only suggestion I have for the next one is to allow a little more free movement and some more action to it but it still was a great play!
I have not written a review in awhile because I have been busy getting caught up on the new tittles however after reading some of the reviews for XCOM I felt I had to say something. 1. ITS A STRATEGY GAME NOT A SHOOTER OR ACTION GAME with that being said yes the game play is going to be slower than COD or Battlefield. 2. Its probably one of the best console strategy games on the market right not. If you are a Civilization fan then you will feel right at home with this game. I did find some problems with camera angles however, especially if your characters are on differents levels of a building or something. Also it is somewhat annoying when you are exploring and a Powerhouse Alien one shots your Colonel level sniper. Or when countries go from low level threat to high level threat in the course of a couple of days. That aside the mechanics of building your base and discovering new weapons and armor is definitely fun. The first DLC is already available and I can not wait to see what subsequent DLC releases. I hope they give the game as much support as they give to their Civilization PC versions. Definitely well deserved Strategy Game of the Year.