posted by Skatercore (FORT MYERS, FL) Nov 14, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
Very technical hardcore gamer/role playing but not for me . have to follow orders and move one person at a time with four different players then just a bit later 2 die off then you have to press exact buttons no freedom to run around as far as i know stopped playing after that. good graphics. try it you might like it but i did not.
posted by the89thkey (STUDIO CITY, CA) Nov 14, 2012
Member since Feb 2011
I'm really excited to see that everyone else is excited about this game too. It's so refreshing to have such a satisfying strategic/tactical game. Like another reviewer said, every time you complete a mission, you feel proud, like you lived up to the challenge and got your team to work together...I haven't really felt that satisfied since solving puzzles in Portal. It's a little shocking at first to experience some of the great concepts in this game. It's unpredictable, and characters die, and countries abandon your project...forever! What a concept, permanent death in a game! If you try to exit and reload a game before a mission, it's surprising to see that it's a totally new, but similar map. That chaotic element really adds to the excitement of it all. Great, great game...
Xcom is first off a strategy game I must first very clearly point this out. The decisions you make at the beginning of this game will set the pace and your strategy for the entirety of your game. Now I focused on the armor aspect of the game. I have to say that I think that was an excellent idea because I my battles went much more smoothly because of this. The rules of Xcom are each player on your team gets 2 turns a peice. Those turns can be used to execute a shot, special abilty, or to move. Then it is your enemy's turn, so as you can see you will take damage, now how much you can take is in your hands. I didn't upgade my weapons first so I cann't tell you how hard that route would be. Although by the time I finished, everything was fully upgaded as high as it will go. Incudeing my number of team members, all the facilities I could build, all types of guns, armor, air crafts, a little something in the game called the S.H.O.V.E. This game is all about stratagy and a good decision can change the tide of the game as can a bad one. You have to take your time and make every move very cautiously if your too close to your own guy a bad guy can throw one granade and take you both out. On the other hand if your too far away it could become one guy verses the world, in that scenerio it's not like the movies that guy always loses. The pros of this game are it's diffrent than any other game I've ever played, my closes comparison would be Valkyria Chronicles on PS3, the diffrences being Valkria concentrated on stroy this concentrates on game play and manageing finances in the event of an alien invasion. Another pro would be the game play is really addictive and though the graphics aren't amazeing they do seem to fit the game extremely well. A con would be if you make one wrong move it can cost you to lose every single man on the field. An example is one of my favorite teammates went down so me, being the knight in shineing armor I am, went to save him and lost them both.