Storm Jul 22, 2013 @ 12:47am
The bureau: XCOM Declassified.
R.I.P XCOM. And R.I.P challenging games. People are getting more brain dead as each year goes by. They should have just made this a console game for kids.

People are getting too pathetic for words.

I played XCOM defense when i was eleven and i didnt cry when I lost. I got better through failure.

Humans are being bred to be so weak in every aspect of life; it is disgraceful.

Grand strategy and intelligence in games are a thing of the past. Welcome to the world of mindless desensitization to killing things.

Go have a look at where XCOM is headed.
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Georgi Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:23am 
What is your point really? We have a remake of the original concept in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, haven't we? So people still do games that are pretty close to the original x-com. Do you come here to tell us that game producers should ONLY make one type of games? If you don't like third-person shooters, no one force you to buy it.

And of course you are absolutely wrong about the "mindless" classification. Have you seen the gameplay? Have you seen any of the trailers for the game? The Story seems to be quite deep and good - it might even turn out that the story in this game will be the best in all x-coms.

I can't wait for this game to come out.
Storm Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:50am 
It is just a money grab.

And when it is released im positive you will eat your own words.

Yes of course I have seen the trailers. It is a 3rd person action game with added whistles and bells to seperate it from the normal generic genre of this type.

As people have been saying; the art direction is the only interesting aspect. And im talking about the people who have been able to play it and give first impressions because they are in the game reviewing industry. Or they played it at E3.

It is a huge shame they did not invest in a sequal to the rebooted XCOM. They might have expanded on the gameplay and made it more like the original games. They might have expanded on the multiplayer aspect aswell.

Or even made the best XCOM to date.

Just to see it from my perspective take CIV for example. What if the next CIV game was an RTS? ruined. Thats what if.

Sadly this new XCOM game wont even be a plug for the traditional (original) XCOM as it will attract the usual suspects. And they would not know what they were doing if they sat infront of enemy unknown.

If they continue to build on the original formula over time It may have created a new wave of strategy gamers.

What the devs are doing is taking the concept and story to different levels. To milk it. Don't be so naive.

The devs might score a win and come up with a new formula like this 3rd person and just milk it with sequals.

Why didn't they make a sequal to the FPS XCOM? because it was so bad. And so they made a reboot because they couldn't screw it up too badly (which they didn't).

And the mass marketing they are using.. shesh It will be another one of those "hype" games that get alot of attention and ppl buy it but it is garbage. Then the people condemn the game and feel ripped off. But they are naive.

A sucker born every minute but who are the asssholes in the end. The devs cos they know they can do this or the general population for falling for the same old tricks?
Commodore Dannerson Jul 22, 2013 @ 12:11pm 
Theres nothing wrong with a shoot emup, good for stress relief in my opinion.

now as for an RTS version of Civ, that could be quite interesting. I suppose it would play something like supreme ruler.
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Sanek Jul 23, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
OMG, NOT A STARTOGY GAEM? WOW TEH ENTIRE HUMANG RACE IS DOOMED! I PLAYED THIS ONE GAME WHEN PUBERTY DID'NT HAPPEN YET TO ME YET AND IT MADE ME THINK ABOUT STUFF IN THE GAME, NAOW THIS SPIN-OFF GAME IN THE SERIES ITZ NOT A THINKING GAEM ITZ A GEARZ CLONE. SHOOTERZ ARE THE COMING OF TEH ANTI-CRIST...!


That’s what you sound like to me, you liked a game back then and it made you think. It made you use your brain. X-COM: Enforcer was not the end of the series now was it? OH YEA, THAT ONE XCOM GAME THAT WAS A 3RD PERSON ACTION SHOOOTER THAT CAME OUT 12 YEARS AGO? REMBER THAT ONE? Just get a life and stop complaining to the interwebz people.
Sanek Jul 23, 2013 @ 6:20pm 
At least that game has some strategy elements implemented into it. Unlike Enforcer.
tim_thegreenbeast Jul 23, 2013 @ 6:48pm 
Originally posted by Mr. T Cereal:
OMG, NOT A STARTOGY GAEM? WOW TEH ENTIRE HUMANG RACE IS DOOMED! I PLAYED THIS ONE GAME WHEN PUBERTY DID'NT HAPPEN YET TO ME YET AND IT MADE ME THINK ABOUT STUFF IN THE GAME, NAOW THIS SPIN-OFF GAME IN THE SERIES ITZ NOT A THINKING GAEM ITZ A GEARZ CLONE. SHOOTERZ ARE THE COMING OF TEH ANTI-CRIST...!


That’s what you sound like to me, you liked a game back then and it made you think. It made you use your brain. X-COM: Enforcer was not the end of the series now was it? OH YEA, THAT ONE XCOM GAME THAT WAS A 3RD PERSON ACTION SHOOOTER THAT CAME OUT 12 YEARS AGO? REMBER THAT ONE? Just get a life and stop complaining to the interwebz people.

and this is why people need to play more strategy games. z are not the equiviant of an s.
Georgi Jul 23, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
The game is already available for pre-purchase and as always I have to money for games. I hope soon they offer it in a daily deal or something like that so I can buy it cheap.
KahvipannuMNC Jul 24, 2013 @ 4:59am 
I'm actually ok with this. It is a spin-off, not like we have had them before... As long as we get "the real" thing alongside it. Unfortunatelly Firaxis has failed to do that yet, but maybe they will do it next time, or maybe they will dumb it down even more, and then I think it is safe to say RIP X-COM. It's like Civ, they made simple more arcade version of it, but it did not affect the main game, I'm ok with that.
Sanek Jul 24, 2013 @ 5:33am 
Will strategy games help me with my math homework too?

Originally posted by tim_thegreenbeast:
and this is why people need to play more strategy games. z are not the equiviant of an s.
Sergeant Socialist. Jul 24, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
It's not getting my cash, I can say that much.

Storm Jul 24, 2013 @ 7:07pm 
Originally posted by Mr. T Cereal:
OMG, NOT A STARTOGY GAEM? WOW TEH ENTIRE HUMANG RACE IS DOOMED! I PLAYED THIS ONE GAME WHEN PUBERTY DID'NT HAPPEN YET TO ME YET AND IT MADE ME THINK ABOUT STUFF IN THE GAME, NAOW THIS SPIN-OFF GAME IN THE SERIES ITZ NOT A THINKING GAEM ITZ A GEARZ CLONE. SHOOTERZ ARE THE COMING OF TEH ANTI-CRIST...!


That’s what you sound like to me, you liked a game back then and it made you think. It made you use your brain. X-COM: Enforcer was not the end of the series now was it? OH YEA, THAT ONE XCOM GAME THAT WAS A 3RD PERSON ACTION SHOOOTER THAT CAME OUT 12 YEARS AGO? REMBER THAT ONE? Just get a life and stop complaining to the interwebz people.

I can't respect anything you say when you take a condescending and desperate approach by attempting to get personal. It's a weak way of wrangling your viewpoint. You also throw out a cheap insult no premise. It's not constructive. It's no way to debate.

You have fed me enough "ammunition" to get personal with you and I don't think you could defend yourself let alone handle it. And I can't just go down to that level because I would be like you.

Obviously I ticked you off. That was disturbingly easy. This humors me. You even used capital letters in your second paragraph. Ahaha Shesh.




If there was a way to prove I was talking to a kid; I never would. Imo I think it's bad parenting to allow their children to chat on forums. The parent must be incredibly naive or doesn't care much about their childs development or safety. Or they are neglectful thanks to the busy lives most of us live in this age.

But I guess we can't all have our ages displayed thanks to damn pedophiles.




I am already a tad bored of the new XCOM EU. I have found two more truer spiritual successors. Although I will continue to progress through EU. It is apparently good for one playthrough.


I think if (when) the new TPS fails the devs will go back to the tried and tested formula and make a sequal .Hopefully.... I hope they expand on the strategy (greatly) and not just swap and flip things around etc. Otherwise R.I.P


Georgi Jul 24, 2013 @ 8:54pm 
I have found two more truer spiritual successors.

So you already have what you want but still you cry around how people do not make "good" games. Go play your "great" successors and save us from your long boring posts.
Storm Jul 24, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
They are made by Indie developers. Not corporate developers. I am attacking corporate developers.

Why don't you save yourself? You can stop reading and just walk away. Rofl. There's no gun pointed at your head.

A few paragraphs is long these days? It takes less than a minute to read.

I am not writing a thrilling novel either. I don't intend it to be entertaining. Otherwise I would expect to be paid.

Italy Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:28pm 
yeah i agree games that are now are pretty easy and not challenging like x-com and other good old games.
jalepenohobo Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:06pm 
you know if you want people to become less brain dead go force them to read a book on physics
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