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NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
Jan 7th 2012 at 7:43:17 AM

This game will be better than whatever those dopes from Altar Interactive churned out (the Ufo Aftershit series). Because it can't get any worse (would you believe that Aftershock had a Game-Breaking Bug that could be fixed only by sending your savegame to the company?!).

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jan 7th 2012 at 7:46:01 AM

@Not So Badass Longcoat: Aftermath and Afterlight is not bad (although Aftermath strategic view is really simple...)

Give me cute or give me...something?
SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Jan 7th 2012 at 7:53:00 AM

Its not that Afterwhatever games are bad, its that they aren't Xcom games.

Time to change the style, for now
Jan 7th 2012 at 1:20:35 PM

Those four letters in the title can't possibly make a real difference, let's be honest.

Jan 7th 2012 at 2:11:55 PM

They're real-time with pause, aren't they? Meh.

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Jan 7th 2012 at 2:22:12 PM

^Exactly.

Second is that they aren't even stylistically similar nor have same feeling. Afterwhatever games are more apocalyptic.

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Jan 7th 2012 at 2:50:49 PM

No. My point is if they had been "XCOM:afterwhatever" games, they wouldn't have been better games.

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Jan 7th 2012 at 4:52:41 PM

Yay! People judging a game before it's even been released - or any sort of info yet.

Jonah Falcon
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Jan 7th 2012 at 10:37:26 PM

^^^And my point was that "Spiritual Successor" doesn't mean "Good replacement for original". In otherwords, the case wasn't that they weren't named Xcom games, Xcom games aren't Xcom games just because of the name.

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Jan 8th 2012 at 4:11:17 PM

Yeah, what the fuck would Firaxis know about strategy games?!

Jonah Falcon
Reflextion Cheerful Misanthrope from Nowhere Relationship Status: What's love got to do with it?
Cheerful Misanthrope
Jan 8th 2012 at 6:28:27 PM

[over-dramatic hipster imitation]Well, every game made in the past decade has been a mindless, soulless piece of crap meant for brain-dead fratbros who break down weeping at the mere mention of difficulty, and anyone who actually enjoys this whored-out dreck needs to be culled from the genepool before they can spread their moron germs across the globe and plunge humanity into the Stupid Ages. NO EXCEPTIONS.[/over-dramatic hipster imitation]

(amidoinitrite?)

EDIT: (Just realized I should probably make it a little clearer that this is not in any way meant to be taken seriously. Poe's Law and all that)

edited 8th Jan '12 6:30:26 PM by Reflextion

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Jan 8th 2012 at 8:21:55 PM

^^If you are replying to me, I've never talked about Firaxis at any point. Didn't they do Alpha Centauri? I was talking about why I hate it that when I missed Xcom, some people told me to what UFO Afterwhatever games.

edited 8th Jan '12 8:22:03 PM by SpookyMask

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Mukora Uniocular from a place Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Jan 9th 2012 at 1:56:28 AM

I'm assuming it's bad that I'm more excited about that little "Mass Effect 3: The First 6 Hours" thing on the corner of that GI cover.

But still, this is awesome.

"It's so hard to be humble, knowing how great I am."
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Jan 9th 2012 at 2:06:27 AM

[up][up]Yes they did, and that's why I'm interested in this despite never playing an XCOM game.

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Jan 9th 2012 at 2:48:16 AM

Too many gamers in Xcom thread not having ever played Xcom D= Has Xcom truly became so obscure?

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jan 9th 2012 at 2:50:05 AM

It's a cult series...not COD-level popularity...diehard fans, yes, lots of fan, no...

Give me cute or give me...something?
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Jan 9th 2012 at 2:53:23 AM

Aww, dang it D: I thought it was "Popular game series, but old series that isn't known by kids these days" not that it always had small fanbase D:

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jan 9th 2012 at 3:13:35 AM

Well I'm not totally 100% on the fanbase back then...(I'm referring to now...1994 I was only 5 years old and just started to use computer...)

Give me cute or give me...something?
Kev-O AWKTUHGAHN
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Jan 9th 2012 at 4:43:12 AM

I prefer for info to be out before I start bitching about stuff. I remember waiting ever so patiently for the Gameinformer issue on Fallout 3 to be released so I could complain about it. Those were the good old days.

Anyway, it's fucking Firaxis. Of course they won't fuck it up.

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DemoralizedAnt Book Fort is Best Fort from Chairman Cheng's broom closet
Book Fort is Best Fort
Jan 9th 2012 at 5:49:55 AM

Firaxis has done good before, so I know that I can trust them...

I'm not going to judge the game so hastily, though, unlike all the other haters.

Okay, fine! I'm going to do something I'm sort of good at!
Jan 9th 2012 at 6:46:35 AM

[up] x6: Well, its available as a cheap download game, so there's more exposure now than at some points in the past. However, speaking as someone who gave it a try, the control interface is rather awful. Some games age better than others, and X Com didn't age so well. Which is a pity, its certainly a strong concept. I just can't really play it for obstructive controls.

( the Master Of games spoiled me, when it comes to retro games and controls. . . )

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Drakovicz Sad.... :(
Sad.... :(
Jan 9th 2012 at 6:59:07 AM

Huh? Right click look, and turn, left click move and shoot, scroll by pointing the mouse at the edge of screen and if you want to do a special action, click on the icon, or use a keyboard shortcut...

I cant really imagine how they could make it more user-friendly. Especially compared to other games from the same time period which relied on arcane keyboard combinations to even do the basic stuff like open inventory or attack enemy.

edited 9th Jan '12 6:59:50 AM by Drakovicz

Has a compulsive editing and re-editing disorder.
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Jan 9th 2012 at 8:21:56 AM

...Xcom controls are hard?!

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