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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Reviews

Reviews are appearing for XCOM: Enemy Unknown in advance of tomorrow's North American release of Firaxis' continuation of the UFO strategy series. There's only one review on Metacritic, but you can read write ups on Computer and Video Games, Eurogamer, GameInformer, GameSpy, gamesTM, Joystiq, Kotaku, PC Gamer, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Strategy Informer, and VentureBeat.

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5. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Reviews Oct 8, 2012, 10:38 dj LiTh
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 10:27:
Riker wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 10:25:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 09:49:
The RPS reviewer said this: "When I played it, I played it for some 50 hours and counting. I regret none of that time, I have missed showers, meals and Quality Time with girlfriend, cat and Dishonored in order to obtain it and I want to spend even more of it in XCOM instead of writing these damnable words."

It's interesting that some reviews say they played for 20 hours, but this reviewer spent 50+. Perhaps it depends on the difficulty level? I'm going with Classic.

I'm somewhat annoyed that Dishonored is coming out at the exact same time. FML. Kotaku calls it "Deus Ex meets BioShock meets Thief meets Half-Life." Wow. Wowowowow.

Why would it depend on difficulty level?
Did you play the original? It depends on how many times you play and how you treat end-game missions. I've put thousands of hours into the original because I've replayed it thousands of times. And I always rush through the later game missions, usually ignoring them altogether.

I'd say its 1 part he's a true xcom junky, and another part he played classic as well. More aliens, more difficulty, longer matches.
 
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