StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 29, 2011, 15:49:
SO FUCKING WHAT?
The obvious response: So don't call it XCOM...
As for the mention of other X-Com clones, yes, I've played most of them, they are mediocre at best. For some reason every X-Com clone game is either full of bugs or has some horrible balance issue or something, or maybe it's just nostalgia getting in the way, but none of them are quality successors to the original.
1)UFO series: Aftermath, Aftershock, Afterlight(all buggy)
2)UFO Extraterrestrials(Unrelated to the UFO After* games, acceptable but almost a direct clone)
3)UFO Alien Invasion(freeware, open source, might be good before I die of old age, this one is the real long term hope, to be honest)
4)A couple of completely freeware or so low budget indie ones that are unplayable or have been in perpetual development
X-Com adaptations, aka what I would have wanted XCOM(2012) to be:
Silent Storm series (arguably awesome, but the developer is gone now)
Fallout tactics( actually a great game, but sort of a ripoff of FF Tactics too)