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!