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21. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 21:01 Prez
 
Shataan wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 16:01:
So far for what MWO is, no it is not bad. But it as well is not THE Mechwarrior for ME. I was hoping for a Mechwarrior 3 type incockpit piloting experience repleat with single player campaign..... and a game more about piloting immersion...

I totally agree. I was extremely excited when they released that awesome trailer for a Mechwarrior game a couple of years back. And I was SO disappointed when I found out it was only going to be some F2P competitive multiplayer abomination. I couldn't possibly have any less interest in this game that they've made.
 
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20. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 16:01 Shataan
 
So far for what MWO is, no it is not bad. But it as well is not THE Mechwarrior for ME. I was hoping for a Mechwarrior 3 type incockpit piloting experience repleat with single player campaign..... and a game more about piloting immersion. What I am seeing is a truly robust Mechlab. A thing I could care less about.

I like fewer choices as far as a Mechlab is concerned, and more get in and do Mech battles. And for peeps like me this is the kiss of death, cause the game is more tailored to some Egghead Tabletop NerdBoi. When it comes to Mech games, I am more of the Neanderthal type. I JUST wanna pilot some Mechs and duke it out.

So Founders Package or not, I am gonna prolly sit this 1 out and wait for Heavy Gear.
 
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19. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 15:53 nin
 
Gameinformer is owned by Gamestop, isn't it?

Believe so.
 
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18. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 06:30 Jerykk
 
Bet wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 21:01:
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 17:47:
If you are excited about the Firaxis version, then great. X-COM is one of those rare properties that I love so dearly that I am super anal about it and freak out when anyone messes with the formula (Way more so than with Fallout, so I was able to enjoy FO3 and NV). I by no means think this game is gong to suck - It looks really good. It's just that they named it XCOM... Bah, I'm just going to stop posting about it. Everyone is excited about it and I don't want to sound like the guy who has to pooh-pooh everyone else's enthusiasm.
I'd estimate that 90% of NMA members enjoyed Fallout 3 and New Vegas once they got past their blind hatred of change.

Getting past one's own prejudices is one of humanity's greatest dilemmas.

No, they still hated Fallout 3 because it only provided further evidence that Bethesda has terrible writers. New Vegas was a much better game with much better writing and a worthy successor to Fallout 2.

On a side note, I love how Game Informer is so quick to dismiss the advantages of the PC version over the console versions. Guess it makes sense, since GameStop relies entirely on used sales and you can't buy used copies of Steamworks games.
 
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17. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 00:57 Creston
 
Yifes wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 17:54:
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

First review is up: Gameinformer 9.5/10

"Firaxisí outstanding design strips away every last vestige of tedium from combat while maintaining the agency that makes the original such a classic."

No idea if Gameinformer is reliable or not, apparently the reviewers were all fans of the old game.

Gameinformer is owned by Gamestop, isn't it? To be fair, they do really cool preview sections for the year's top new games (they had like month long coverages of ME3 and AC3 etc.) Whether their reviews are trustworthy... it seemed pretty legit.

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16. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 00:49 Creston
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 17:47:
That's the one. What I meant was waiting for them to release it - I already donated to the kickstarter multiple times. It looks to be more what I'm looking for.

Oh, my bad. Should have figured that... duh.

If you are excited about the Firaxis version, then great. X-COM is one of those rare properties that I love so dearly that I am super anal about it and freak out when anyone messes with the formula (Way more so than with Fallout, so I was able to enjoy FO3 and NV). I by no means think this game is gong to suck - It looks really good. It's just that they named it XCOM... Bah, I'm just going to stop posting about it. Everyone is excited about it and I don't want to sound like the guy who has to pooh-pooh everyone else's enthusiasm.

Nah, you raise valid points. Originally I thought that this wasn't going to have much going for it, but RPS has done so many really detailed and interesting previews, and has constantly said that they had many of the same misgivings and have constantly had them put to rest by playing (and having the game showcased) that I do genuinely think that this will be a worthy Xcom title.

To be honest, I don't think I could play the original Xcom anymore and just do 100 missions for the fun of it. (I think I once approached that number in Terror from the Deep. God, those HOURS I wasted trying to find that one last fucking monster that was hiding in a fucking closet somewhere, and since you'd just spent 30 minutes walking around a 9 level ship the size of the fucking empire state building, you opened that closet with your most experienced soldier's last AP, and of course the fucking alien was in there and he'd kill your top guy. FUUUUUUUUUU.....!!!!!

Xenonauts looks like an excellently faithful remake of the original. In fact, it looks so excellently faithful that I kind of have to wonder why they're bothering? It's not as if you can't get the original game anymore...

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15. Re: Morning Previews Oct 6, 2012, 00:28 Slashman
 
Honestly, I can't see any reason not to be excited about this game.

After reading everything that went into its development, and seeing the preview feedback, I can't think that it won't be a great game.

I played and loved the first two X-Coms, but I wasn't necessarily looking forward to a perfect duplication with updated graphics. I think this will work out just fine.
 
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14. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 22:45 Yifes
 
Bet wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 21:01:
I'd estimate that 90% of NMA members enjoyed Fallout 3 and New Vegas once they got past their blind hatred of change.

Getting past one's own prejudices is one of humanity's greatest dilemmas.

New Vegas yes, Fallout 3, fuck no. Fallout 3 is a prime example of a remake that completely misses the heart and soul of a franchise. The only thing good that came out of Fallout 3 is that it made New Vegas possible.

From what I've seen of the new XCOM, it seems like it's going to be more like New Vegas than the piece of shit that was Fallout 3.
 
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13. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 21:01 Bet
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 17:47:
If you are excited about the Firaxis version, then great. X-COM is one of those rare properties that I love so dearly that I am super anal about it and freak out when anyone messes with the formula (Way more so than with Fallout, so I was able to enjoy FO3 and NV). I by no means think this game is gong to suck - It looks really good. It's just that they named it XCOM... Bah, I'm just going to stop posting about it. Everyone is excited about it and I don't want to sound like the guy who has to pooh-pooh everyone else's enthusiasm.
I'd estimate that 90% of NMA members enjoyed Fallout 3 and New Vegas once they got past their blind hatred of change.

Getting past one's own prejudices is one of humanity's greatest dilemmas.
 
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12. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 17:54 Yifes
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

First review is up: Gameinformer 9.5/10

"Firaxisí outstanding design strips away every last vestige of tedium from combat while maintaining the agency that makes the original such a classic."

No idea if Gameinformer is reliable or not, apparently the reviewers were all fans of the old game.

I've also been skeptical of the new changes, but the lead designer Jake Solomon has been very open with the community. He has explained all of his decisions in interviews, and it seems like every change was carefully thought out and made only after extensive iteration and testing. I'm satisfied enough with the man's reasoning to pre-order.

Also, I've bought into the Xenonauts remake. While the latest build looks promising enough for me to join the kickstarter, I am really doubtful that the people behind the project can bring it to a good level of polish. TBH, it's so similar to the original, that unless they do a really good job balancing and debugging the game, I'd rather just replay the original.

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11. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 17:47 Prez
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 13:19:
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

Didn't xenonauts already do a Kickstarter?

Yeah, it did.
Creston

That's the one. What I meant was waiting for them to release it - I already donated to the kickstarter multiple times. It looks to be more what I'm looking for.

If you are excited about the Firaxis version, then great. X-COM is one of those rare properties that I love so dearly that I am super anal about it and freak out when anyone messes with the formula (Way more so than with Fallout, so I was able to enjoy FO3 and NV). I by no means think this game is gong to suck - It looks really good. It's just that they named it XCOM... Bah, I'm just going to stop posting about it. Everyone is excited about it and I don't want to sound like the guy who has to pooh-pooh everyone else's enthusiasm.
 
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10. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 15:41 SpectralMeat
 
Just preordered from GMG got my steam key instantly and the game is now preloading on Steam 13Gb!
Also this is for the North American preorders because the 25% code doesn't work on the NA XCOM: http://www.greenmangaming.com/xcom-deal/#

Get $10 credit* in your GMG account when you get XCOM Enemy Unknown!

So when you pre-purchase XCOM Enemy Unknown before launch you also get:
-The Elite Soldier Pack DLC + $10 GMG credit + Civilization V
* $10 will be credited to your account within 24 hours of the game launch
** This offer is only available on the pre-purchase PC Download of XCOM Enemy Unknown in North America (including those pre-purchases made prior to the announcement of this offer).

Looking forward to play this game
 
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9. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 15:28 Jerykk
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

Xenonauts is definitely more faithful to the original X-COM but I don't think that necessarily means the new XCOM will suck. Granted, the XCOM demo was pretty terrible but that's mainly because it only had two levels, one of which was a worthless tutorial and the other was set to Easy. You can actually edit a config file and set the difficulty to Classic, which makes a huge difference in the AI and overall experience.
 
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8. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 14:52 dj LiTh
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

After watching the hours and hours of gameplay video, and trying the demo. I've never been more excited for a game.
 
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7. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 14:40 RailWizard
 
Change is good as long as it's for the better and not just 'because'.  
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6. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 14:24 SpectralMeat
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.
I've never played the original, so I guess I am lucky I can enjoy this game fully without missing what the original game had?
 
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5. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 13:55 briktal
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

When you "remake" a game, you either have to change nothing at all, or change a lot. And changing nothing is pretty boring and a bit pointless when the original remains.
 
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4. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 13:36 RailWizard
 
I played MWO. Once you actually get into a game it's not bad, but absolutely everything else about it SUCKS bigtime. Of course while it is still in beta, I was unable to play with it much because it crashes like nothing I've ever seen before.  
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3. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 13:19 Creston
 
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:53:
Okay, after reading that interview on XCOM I've gone from nervous about the remake to flat-out terrified. It really sounds like they changed WAY too much. Looks like I'm back to waiting for the kickstarter X-COM remake project.

Didn't xenonauts already do a Kickstarter?

Yeah, it did.

Creston
 
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2. Re: Morning Previews Oct 5, 2012, 12:58 Doomie_77
 
The TTH preview of MW:O is utter horse crap. He reviews it as if it's a finished product, and gets a LOT wrong. :/

PGI should NOT have lifted the NDA so soon. People will be alienated before it gets a chance, and that sucks for me because I'm quite enjoying the game.
 
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