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22. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 10, 2012, 12:49 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 12:44:
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 11:13:
I only watched one of last weeks videos but it already sold me on XCOM, the good one anyway. The FPS one I will just wait until other people weigh in after it comes out.

Last I heard it was undergoing a major redesign. The best thing about it was the setting, but I think they changed it from the stylized '50's theme to a quasi futuristic theme. I wouldn't have minded the old style if they would have made the aliens less like ink blots and made it feel more tactical. It looked way too action-y in the videos.

I'm ok with action-y. In fact, I thought those initial videos were fantastic. I loved the polygon nature of the enemies, and loved the setting. How many 50s scifi shooters do we have?

It had little to do with X-COM other than an alien invasion and secret government agencies/conspiracies, but all of that is kind of fitting more with 50s scifi than X-COM. I didn't much care, though, if the game was cool then so what? We're getting a "real" X-COM so I was ok with the name being used for an unconnected shooter so long as it was quality.
My guess is the powers that be realized it was kind of dumb to release two games with the same name and zero connection so they changed the FPS. A shame, the value was the unique setting, not the name, and they simply should have renamed it rather than changed it. Maybe that's what they're doing...
 
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