XCOM Shooter Goes Dark

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  1. Gahars
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    XCOM The... uh, XCOM, was announced all the way back in 2010 to great controversy and consternation from long term fans. Since then, the project has had plenty of setbacks. It's been delayed several times, and rumors emerged that the FPS was becoming a budget-titled TPS.

    Well, the game's roller-coaster ride of a development cycle has taken another strange turn, the kind that gives everyone on board whiplash and uncomfortable chafing.

    [​IMG] Digital Trends

    So what the hell's going on? Well, domain's have been popping up for something called "The Bureau" all around the internet. Considering the game's plot, there could be some sort of relation. Considering how disconnected this title is from the XCOM series, and considering how we've already received a relatively faithful update, going with a different name wouldn't be a bad idea.

    Or maybe, just maybe, XCOM has been XCOM-municated.

    Only time will tell. Then again, considering the game's lengthy stay in development hell, we'll probably encounter actual aliens long before then.
     
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Seeing how it was XCOM in name only, releasing it under a new name would probably be for the best.
     
  3. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    I would argue that they should have released the recent TBS X-COM as a different title, seeing as they dummied it down for the console crowd. It would have had the same effect as renaming the FPS. I would have enjoyed it more.
     
  4. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    If it does become a TPS, they may as well make it into a Valkyria Chronicles clone. It could turn out to be pretty good.
     
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  5. raulpica

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    They should call it "Gears of Alien: Noir".
     
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    I really enjoyed XCOM: Enforcer.

    I'm ashamed to say that's still the only game out of the franchise that I've played. I own them all on Steam (save for Enemy Unknown) but I've played none.

    Sounds like this could have been another XCOM: Enforcer.
     
  7. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    And then replace the gray-type aliens with Lovecraftian monstrosities.
     
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  8. ShadowSoldier

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    I don't get all the hubbub about XCOM. Seems like a boring ass game to me.
     
  9. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    ShadowSoldier confirmed for casualscum peasantry.

    Seriously, though, what looks boring about it? I'm not even much for its genre and the games seem to be a fun, challenging experience.
     
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  10. ShadowSoldier

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    Iono, could be the genre as I don't see any appeal in them, that and it sort of just looks generic.
     
  11. ferofax

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    XCom would be pretty nice on handhelds if it's gonna stay a 4X TBS game. But it's gotta be 4X for me, with the whole Earth and orbit management system, down to TBS battles.
     
  12. Ergo

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    G-d those Dagonites!
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    Looks like they gave it the AX-COM.
     
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  14. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Have you played it?
     
  15. ShadowSoldier

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    No, and read my other post as to why.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    I really suggest that you do, it's great science fiction. Now, the old ones like to kick the player in the gut a little bit too much at times and they tend to be unfair, but they've achieved pretty much legendary status due to how much fun they are. The new one is buckets of fun as well, albeit a tad too easy for my taste, but the quality bar is way up there.
     
  17. ShadowSoldier

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    Yeah.... I'll pass.
     
  18. emigre

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