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15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The Bureau feels like Mass Effect mixed with LA noir. It is kinda boring at first, but if you play until you get to your base it gets better. I am an Xcom fan so this adds more lore to the Xcom universe. I have had this game almost 2 years and finally started playing, its actually pretty good.
First of all I think this game have some bad reviews is because of X-COM fans. I try playing Enemy Unknown once, but I just didn't like it even though I'm a huge fan of tactics games like Valkyria Chronicles, FF Tactics. So I don't know too much about the X-COM lore and I took this game as an original game and I love it.
+ The gameplay it's a nice combination between Third Person Shooter and Paused Tactis (something like Gears of War but with a touch of strategy) + The graphics are good, it has that 60's vibe all over it. + The music not outstanding, but it fits very well with the game. + The story is really cool (alien invation in the 60's, that's quite original, considering that lately every game is set in "the future") + Different locations from 60's towns to techy alien facilities. + Xbox 360 controller suported, but I would recomend mouse+keyboard just for a more accurate aimming.
- If you like frenetic shooting a la COD, then it's not for you. - Even though graphics are good, it's not the best looking game of its generation. - The story even cool some times it feels a little bit cheesy, like an old movie about all-mighty american heroes.
In conclusion: not a perfect game, but a really good one. A unique game indeed, a breath of fresh air in this era of frenetic shooting and "michael bay" games.
Tries so hard to be a strategy game while being a third person shooter. At least Enemy Unknown knows what it is and has identity. Maybe I should have played this before playing EU, maybe it wouldn't have spoiled me to other xcom games.