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XCOM Shooter Going Third-Person?

Kotaku has some screenshots claimed to be from a marketing survey that suggest that the upcoming shooter based on the X-COM series may now be a third-person shooter after being announced as an FPS. According to their unverified source, these shots came along with questions about the appeal of such a game as a $30 download for Xbox 360 and PS3, with no mention of a PC edition, suggesting a downgrade from a AAA game to a downloadable console title. They received the following no comment from 2K: "We have not made any new announcements regarding the XCOM title currently in development at 2K Marin, and it is our policy not to comment on rumors or speculation."

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32. Re: XCOM Shooter Going Third-Person? Oct 2, 2012, 03:31 Jerykk
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 18:39:
Flatline wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 17:41:
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 15:53:
Flatline wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 15:28:
The gameplay in that video looked totally pedestrian and a lot like... well... dumbed down call of duty.

And the new pictures look like they took the previously available artwork, compressed the hell out of it, and slapped it back up in all it's ugly glory.

Except with some kind of pausing and action points I didn't have time to watch but can't imagine is a great idea.

Which was done in some James Bond game or another, Brothers in Arms, and a bunch of other games. Situational awareness isn't terribly new.

But it's basically a pause menu to activate all the nifty squad powers you get. Your "action points" is just a mana bar.

I mean, it was done in Fallout, too, but Fallout had so many other things going on that I actually enjoyed combat being taken away.
Again, haven't watched this video, but the brief bit I did see looked slow. No other way to describe it. Not deep, slow.

Pausing/slowing down time to let you strategize and manage your squad worked fine in Mass Effect, Dragon Age and every Infinity Engine RPG.

As for the XCOM shooter, it just seemed boring to me. It didn't really have any tension and appeared to be completely linear and scripted, two things that go against what XCOM stands for.
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