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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo

Steam's XCOM: Enemy Unknown Page is now accepting pre-purchases of Firaxis' upcoming continuation of the X-COM series of counter-UFO strategy games, which includes an unusual program that offers customers increasing levels of rewards as more of them commit in advance of the game's release next month. The page also now offers a demo of the game playable through Steam. This announcement has more details on pre-purchase incentives and a special edition of the game at some retailers, as well as the following explanation of what to expect from the demo:

Gamers who download the demo will be guided through two levels of the single-player tutorial campaign, experiencing the combat controls and effective tactics for defending humanity against the alien threat. The two tutorial missions will also introduce players to the XCOM base, where soldier training and researching alien technology takes place, and offers a chance to experience the tactical and strategic layers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The XCOM: Enemy Unknown playable demo will be available soon for console gamers.

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52. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo Sep 24, 2012, 20:24 dj LiTh
 
dj LiTh wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 20:24:
Stanly Manly wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 19:41:
I'm on the fence after playing the demo. I felt it was far too limited in scope to get a solid handle on what the game had to offer. You couldn't really deviate from the demo path at all, and I just wanted to see how the other features of the game worked...

The combat itself was quite enjoyable. I really liked the UI elements that were overlaid on the environment itself. My only gripe with the controls was the camera, but I imagine with some re-binding and tweaking, I could get it to work the way I want.

My worry is that the game just might be far too short if that is all the content they are releasing for the demo. If the content is there, I'll pick it up, though.

I hear ya, from what i gather from the gameplay videos. You'll be able to rotate the camera. I really did miss this feature in the demo myself as well. Also i noticed that only halfway through the 2nd mission did you get the ability to change the different levels. I believe that the demo is severely limited in what you can do. Also the base you were limited to picking the buttons to goto the corresponding room, from what i've seen in the gameplay videos this is not so. It is much more free on you click here, it zooms there.
 
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