Prez wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 13:45: I'm on a very slow network right now so I can't watch the Steam videos at the moment, but I have to say that the batch of screenshots there are quite disheartening - I'm not getting a classic Xcom vibe at all. Hopefully it's just a case of the screens being picked more for their visual punch than their representation of the actual gameplay.
Prez: Check out that hour long gameplay video they released recently. (skip around if you dont want to watch the whole thing). I was pleasantly surprised by how fun it looks. While it does change the formula a bit, I think they've captured a lot of what made xcom good stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VP4YmExQAE
Xenonauts looks like a more faithful remake, but this one looks like it will be more fun IMHO.