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Arklight

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318 posts

75 months

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Only about a month to go on this, very very excited about this one as this was the first PC game i ever bought.

High expectations as the old one was just classic, but from the trailers etc it looks amazing!

http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/

S13_Alan

1,088 posts

129 months

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I've been watching all the videos and can't wait for it. Fingers firmly crossed that it's as good as it looks. The fact that all the guys involved are such huge XCOM fans can only be a good sign! Their reasons for some of the decisions start making sense once you watch the newer demos and live streams.

toxicnerve

8,254 posts

63 months

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I've never been keen on turn-based games, not sure if I would be able to get into this...

rhinochopig

17,061 posts

84 months

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Anyone remember genesis: LASER SQUAD.

Ah, the start of it all.

davepoth

23,321 posts

85 months

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S13_Alan said:
I've been watching all the videos and can't wait for it. Fingers firmly crossed that it's as good as it looks. The fact that all the guys involved are such huge XCOM fans can only be a good sign! Their reasons for some of the decisions start making sense once you watch the newer demos and live streams.
That they left it as a turn based shooter speaks volumes. That's a gutsy choice these days.
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LandR

5,989 posts

140 months

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davepoth said:
That they left it as a turn based shooter speaks volumes. That's a gutsy choice these days.
Got this pre-ordered! Can't wait!

I loved the originals.

Shinobi

3,201 posts

76 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
I may be late to the party but has anyone on Apple products purchased Aliens Vs Humans?

It actually is Enemy Unknown the original, it has the same graphics and time units and everything!

Lurking Lawyer

3,819 posts

111 months

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rhinochopig said:
Anyone remember genesis: LASER SQUAD.

Ah, the start of it all.
N00b! wink

Rebelstar came quite a way before Laser Squad, from the same writer.

I played and loved them both, and am really looking forward to this cool

S13_Alan

1,088 posts

129 months

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davepoth said:
S13_Alan said:
I've been watching all the videos and can't wait for it. Fingers firmly crossed that it's as good as it looks. The fact that all the guys involved are such huge XCOM fans can only be a good sign! Their reasons for some of the decisions start making sense once you watch the newer demos and live streams.
That they left it as a turn based shooter speaks volumes. That's a gutsy choice these days.
From what I read/watched that part wasn't really ever in question, and it's what will make it really playable on a console (not that I care too much about the console market).

Things like doing away with carrying or manufacturing ammo and having a reload turn instead, cutting down the huge squads of people you don't really use, getting rid of time units, taking away the exit from the ship on each mission. Looks like they really evaluated what was good about the original and removed or added stuff purely on the basis that it makes it a better game, instead of feeling tied to make a copy.

rhinochopig

17,061 posts

84 months

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Lurking Lawyer said:
rhinochopig said:
Anyone remember genesis: LASER SQUAD.

Ah, the start of it all.
N00b! wink

Rebelstar came quite a way before Laser Squad, from the same writer.

I played and loved them both, and am really looking forward to this cool
I'd completely forgotten about that game. I had Rebel Star 1 but not 2. In my defence, Laser Squad was were the ideas all came together.

A game series that spans my entire computer owning history.

Lurking Lawyer

3,819 posts

111 months

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Some thoughts from Rock Paper Shotgun after around 40 hours gameplay:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/09/13/hands-o...

For the first time in ages, I'm genuinely excited at the prospect of a new game being released.

Four weeks to go!

LandR

5,989 posts

140 months

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Lurking Lawyer said:
Some thoughts from Rock Paper Shotgun after around 40 hours gameplay:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/09/13/hands-o...

For the first time in ages, I'm genuinely excited at the prospect of a new game being released.

Four weeks to go!
Sounding awesome!

Dan_1981

10,836 posts

85 months

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I was rubbish at the origional.

Despite it being brilliant... I was rubbish.

How did it end?

Mr E

15,445 posts

145 months

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Dan_1981 said:
I was rubbish at the origional.

Despite it being brilliant... I was rubbish.

How did it end?
Went to mars to kick arse and chew bubblegum. And we were all out of gum.


davepoth

23,321 posts

85 months

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Mr E said:
Went to mars to kick arse and chew bubblegum. And we were all out of gum.
That about covers it. I've never been able to finish it without a massive amount of cheating though.

Mr E

15,445 posts

145 months

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davepoth said:
That about covers it. I've never been able to finish it without a massive amount of cheating though.
From memory, powerful psychics and a few troops armed with the amazing nav point nuke weapon. Everyone else is on crowd control from a very defensive perimeter (and needs to be resistant to mind control)

Use the psy to mind control the aliens, thus clearing the fog of war. Use the nukes to clear out big groups when you find them.

Done correctly, you only advance when most of the xenos are exotic (and lightly irradiated) pâté.

Shinobi

3,201 posts

76 months

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Can't believe how good the review sounds for rockscissorspaper. Defo going to pre-order this now.

davepoth

23,321 posts

85 months

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Mr E said:
From memory, powerful psychics and a few troops armed with the amazing nav point nuke weapon. Everyone else is on crowd control from a very defensive perimeter (and needs to be resistant to mind control)

Use the psy to mind control the aliens, thus clearing the fog of war. Use the nukes to clear out big groups when you find them.

Done correctly, you only advance when most of the xenos are exotic (and lightly irradiated) pâté.
150% accuracy on snap shots and 255 time units helped a lot too. wink

Killboy

684 posts

88 months

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davepoth said:
Mr E said:
From memory, powerful psychics and a few troops armed with the amazing nav point nuke weapon. Everyone else is on crowd control from a very defensive perimeter (and needs to be resistant to mind control)

Use the psy to mind control the aliens, thus clearing the fog of war. Use the nukes to clear out big groups when you find them.

Done correctly, you only advance when most of the xenos are exotic (and lightly irradiated) pâté.
150% accuracy on snap shots and 255 time units helped a lot too. wink
Firing was in percentages, so TU did not help on the combat front, only the running around. I never let anyone die, so my guys advanced and a bug allowed them to tick over from 255 Time Units to 2. Had to hex edit the save games every time this happened, to reset the TUs.

I cannot wait for this.

The real question is PC or Console?

3sixty

2,785 posts

85 months

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I never played original as I was young at the time and thought it was too slow.

After seeing the gameplay on Youtube though its going to be a definite purchase, looks awesome.
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