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Monday, October 22, 2012

Bought XCOM last night....

And I'm super impressed thus far!  That's a hard thing to do for a guy that's "seen it all" in terms of video games over the last 25 years or so.

Of course I was around when the original XCOM came out, and it still is for me one of the best games ever made.

So, what's up with this one?

Simply put, I just got finished playing Diablo III.  ( I know, late to the party ).  Diablo III was a big disappointment for me after Diablo II (also one of the best games ever made).  All anyone ever wanted out of Diablo III was Diablo II with some updated graphics.  What did we get instead?  A heavily modified version of the game. :(  Nobody wanted that.

What does XCOM deliver?  4 hours in?  An almost identical experience to the original XCOM with updated graphics, game play mechanics, and a user interface.  This is EXACTLY what I wanted from this title.

Not sure when the honeymoon will end, but right now, I haven't been this excited by a game in a long time!


  1. Just what I needed...another distraction to keep me from finishing painting an army...let alone finishing all the other video games I love but haven't finished, including Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3...I suck...

  2. Ooo, loved the old X-Com, definitely one of the best ever. Will have to wait till I have more time to pick this up though.

  3. This new XCom game is probably the best video game of 2012. It is one of the rare cases where they take an original game, in this case XCOM and redo it with better graphics without losing the charm of the original game. I think this game proves that Turn Based strategy games still have a market.

  4. Another couple hours in and still loving it. :) It is extremely rare for a remake to be done so well. :)

  5. Xcom is an awesome game... i couldn't help but wonder how more awesome if it was mod'd to a space marine chapter defending an imperial planet...


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