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UFO: Afterlight Dated, Too

IDEA Games announces a February 26 online release date for UFO: Afterlight, which will be released on the Sprocket Website. This is unrelated to the story above (in case two different "UFO: Subtitle" series weren't confusing enough), as Afterlight is ALTAR Interactive's continuation of their 3D strategy and tactics of UFO: Aftermath. The UFO: Extraterrestrials announcement (above) likewise calls itself "the latest addition to the popular UFO series," but at this point we're unclear on what series that is. Here's word on Aftermath:

UFO: Afterlight is a third installment in the legendary UFO series which was sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide. “We are excited to have an opportunity to sell UFO: Afterlight directly to players around the world, without the limitation of release dates or territories,” said Martin Klima, Lead Producer at IDEA Games. “From now on you are able to buy UFO: Afterlight no matter where you live!”

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10. Re: None of them are sequels Feb 22, 2007, 23:38 Fletch
 
Damn Yifes, one marketing department conspiracy after another, eh? Those damn marketing people are really trying to upset you, aren't they? But they can't fool you! No sir!

"UFO: Aftermath is a 2003 singleplayer game heavily influenced by the X-COM series. During its development, the developers solicited comments from the X-COM fan community. But they emphasized that their game, though similar, is not an X-COM game."

(From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Com)

Then again, maybe you're right...


 
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9. None of them are sequels Feb 22, 2007, 18:00 Yifes
 
None of the new UFO games are sequels. It really upsets me that all these companies are name raping the old UFO/X-COM series. I remember when UFO:Aftermath first came out and the marketing department used a lot of clever language to suggest that the game was a sequel to those classics, resulting in a lot of confusion by reviewers and consumers alike.

Well, I wouldn't be that upset if the game was any good.

Too bad UFO can't be copywrited... Now lets see how ALTAR feels when another game (UFO:Extraterrestrials) competes for the UFO name.

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8. Re: Series Feb 22, 2007, 15:58 Awesome Spume
 
You forgot to mention how irritating the voices were in Aftermath. Every time a squad member finished their action they said the same thing. Again and again and again.

I still have Aftershock to play but I think the tutorial has turned me off it.

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7. So confused.... Feb 22, 2007, 15:29 Nighthawk
 
UFO AFterlight, and UFO Extraterrestrials???
I just want to know who's doing what for sequals...
I'll probably get them both anyway. I liked the UFO: After_____ series.

What the hell is this sprocket thing anyway? Am I going to be able to pickup the game at a store??

 
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6. Re: Series Feb 22, 2007, 14:03 Beamer
 
The first game, in a nutshell:

"Hey you, stop moving. Stop moving. Dammit, I said stop... oh great, now you're dead. Idiot."

"Ok, you three walk over there and start blasting that alien... go! Ok, two of you are there, start shooting! No, don't wait for fat and slow to get there before you start shooting, the alien is... great, now you're both dead because you waited for fatty before you began your next action... why wasn't this turn based again?"

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5. Re: Series Feb 22, 2007, 14:01 Beamer
 
The first one was unplayable.

I see no reason to believe the next two have been any better.

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4. Re: Series Feb 22, 2007, 13:41 Raven
 
UFO: Aftermath
UFO: Aftershock
UFO: Afterlight

To be honest, I'm not too happy with the latest game, but it is pretty cool to be able to cut Martians in half with buzzsaws.



 
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3. Re: Series Feb 22, 2007, 13:33 Slaughter
 
Um, UFO: Afterlight - the third game in the UFO: After series...  
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2. Re: Series Feb 22, 2007, 12:56 jonbly
 
EDIT: jonbly is an idiot.

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1. Series Feb 22, 2007, 12:04 Cutedge
 
at this point we're unclear on what series that is

They're trying to claim it's part of the X-Com series, which is called UFO in europe for some reason.

I got burned with the last game (Aftershock) but apparently this one is better from what I hear. I still don't know about it though...

 
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