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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's report of the ten bestselling games for the past week:

  1. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  2. Borderlands 2
  3. Torchlight II
  4. The Elder Sculls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
  5. The Elder Sculls V: Skyrim
  6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  7. Darksiders II: Death Lives
  8. The Elder Sculls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire
  9. Arma II: Combined Operations
  10. War of the Roses

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27. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 7, 2012, 16:37 DarkCntry
 
Prez wrote on Oct 7, 2012, 16:04:
Okay who is the biggest classic X-COM fan here on Blues (That would be besides me) who is also buying XCOM on release day? If you convince me of your faithfulness to the almighty Microprose version and swear on your Ufopedia that the new one will be every bit as good I will preorder.

Otherwise, at least let me know if it is true to its divine heritage once you've played it and I'll buy it.

It won't be the exact same experience as the original, but it will be fairly close in my opinion. The early build I played a couple months ago showed that Firaxis was aiming to keep the feel of the original and attempting to keep the pace moving.

Not sure the difficulty level it was on, but the Tall Men I encountered used equal amounts of coordination that I did when moving into position, more often than not they opted to stay back and pick me off from a distance until I tried to close the gap...then decided it was a good idea to flank me. The AI's ability is near-par from my memory of the original, and in a few places, better.

And what I experienced of the base side of things was almost a carbon-copy of the original. Researched a few Sectoid blasters, got a power armor, and built up a SHIV.

The combat itself felt smoother to me since they consolidated skills to more automated effects (IE: the dash when you moved past the normal run range). Still on the fence about the 'skills' though, I liked the inventory management that kept me pondering when I should use the grenade or rocket launcher in the original.

Overall, as someone who bought the original game on it's release day I found myself pleasantly surprised at how Firaxis did.
 
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