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To start off
Do I like Turn based games -> Yes
Have I played the Original Xcom? -> No
So, not being an original Xcom fan, I can only merit this game as it is. Visually, the game is pretty. Graphics were amazing and the maps so far have been a lot of fun. The aliens seem unique and the AI seems decent to pose a challenge. The customization given seem plenty, with what to research, to weapons loadout, but not too much to overwhelm (This is where the original xcom fans are finding "streamlining" being bad). To me, it gets me to the action faster, and when I have limited time...well that suits me just fine.
As for steam, started downloading it last night, went to sleep. Woke up and started playing. No crashes as of yet since playing on steam.
The game play itself is more enjoyable then what I thought it would be. I find myself going "oh yea", when my sniper head shots an Alien or when I rocket launch an area, incinerating a part of the map...with an alien inside it. My take on it...if your a die hard XCom fan - you may feel the game fails to meet the original. If your not, this game is a treat and well worth a look.
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Initial post: Oct 13, 2012 7:12:40 PM PDT
R. Baird says:
First review I've read written by someone who never played the original XCOM (like me) and who doesn't spend most of their words comparing the two. I was wondering if I'd enjoy the game enough to spend the $50 bucks. Being a turn-based strategy game lover, I think I will. There are too few new turn-based strategy games on the market these days.
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