Julkaistu 4. maaliskuu.
So if for some wild reason, you’re reading my reviews in order, Terror From the Deep (TFD for brevity) is the second stop in my walk down X-Com classics lane.
Although there were a few years between the original UFO Defense and TFD, the game feels largely the same. I would say it was more of an expansion pack than a new title. Again, the port is phenomenal. Sounds are actually more consistent than the original, and all the scaling and UI interactions are perfect and functional. And again, much like the port being equally as good, the game itself is just not doing it for me as a newcomer to the X-Com franchise. Now I’m sure pro alien fighters will tell you all the groundbreaking improvements TFD brought to the the table, but to me it felt like the exact same game migrated into the oceans. As the name implies, the aliens are from the ocean rather than space. In place of interceptor fighters, one dispatches interceptor subs. The one good thing is that from my experience with UFO Defense I was able to get into the actual combat faster; sadly that combat was largely the same and just as frustrating to me fighting with the interface. If you’d like to learn a bit more about my qualms with the way the game plays then just check out my review of the original game.
My conclusion for X-Com number two remains the same: newcomers to the franchise will be frustrated and put off but those with childhood memories of the game will find this port to be gorgeous.