More Reviews
REVIEWS Titan Souls Review
Titan Souls isn't much like Dark Souls, but the Prepare to Die tagline still works.

StarDrive 2 Review
A 4X strategy game in space. Sounds like a perfect match, right?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Tales of Zestiria Preview
Oh boy, a new Tales Of game? Gosh, I hope it will be a high-fantasy anime-styled JRPG... that would be so unique.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Farming Simulator 15
Release date: 05/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Dragon Quest Heroes: It's Warriors, It's Action RPG, It's Tower Defense, It's Damn Fun [Hands-on Preview]
I'm not a fan of Warriors games, but I sure dig the hell out of this.

Bandai Namco Understands Niche Games Better Than Any Other Third-Party Publisher
Pac-Man, Dark Souls, F1 2015, and Naruto... any other publisher would just give up.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Old Before Their Time
By oblivion437
Posted on 04/13/15
Bloodborne's apparently successful launch (see note below) has yielded two interesting points, for me.  One is that it's being hailed as the PS4's savior (see note below) and the other is that it seems to have serious technical problems.  Conversations erupting around...

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   SmartFeedSmartFeed   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
xcom vs x-com enemy unknown

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> General Gaming Topics
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
drathbone



Joined: 19 May 2011
Posts: 407

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: xcom vs x-com enemy unknown Reply with quote

Could somebody please clear this up for me. I came across an old game magazine I didn't read (was sent to an old address between moving) and saw something about Xcom, an FPS based on the old turn based strategy/rpg alien game. Recently, X-com: Enemy Unknown came out which is a turn based game based on the old one, I thought this was the FPS that was coming out.

So, was this an old announcement/teaser and they decided to make it truer to its roots (strategy vs fps)? Or was this an entirely different game?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cyberjim2000
Forum Bum


Joined: 28 Feb 2010
Posts: 1832

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Entirely different game, I heard. Enemy Unknown is a remake of the original game while XCOM is a FPS reboot of the series just like Syndicate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
drathbone



Joined: 19 May 2011
Posts: 407

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. That was bothering the phuck out of me, especially when I played EU demo and was waiting for the FPS part. Totally unexpected.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 21111

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the FPS still looks great, even if it's in development trouble.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
danielrbischoff



Joined: 13 Nov 2009
Posts: 8938

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Mass Eff-XCOM at E3... uh, two years ago now? I didn't really like what I saw, if only for the never-ending river of shit XCOM fans were about to throw at 2K while screaming. And yes, they dialed development on that one back and turned out Enemy Unknown as a "remake" of the original.

I think the FPS has some interesting ideas, but it's not the XCOM fans of the series wanted.
_________________
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/halo-the-master-chief-collection
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/tales-of-hearts-r
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/sunset-overdrive
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/wwe-2k15-ps4-xone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 21111

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but fuck them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
drathbone



Joined: 19 May 2011
Posts: 407

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
I saw Mass Eff-XCOM at E3... uh, two years ago now? I didn't really like what I saw, if only for the never-ending river of shit XCOM fans were about to throw at 2K while screaming. And yes, they dialed development on that one back and turned out Enemy Unknown as a "remake" of the original.

I think the FPS has some interesting ideas, but it's not the XCOM fans of the series wanted.


Wait I'm still confused (maybe more than before, thanks Daniel). So it was originally announced as an FPS but fans said that's stupid so they released EU as the throwback to the original but are still making the FPS? Or is it two seperate developers making the game? I'm sure I could google all of this but I like to facilitate discussion on the forum.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 21111

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2K Games is publishing both games. One team (Firaxis) made Enemy Unknown, the tactical strategy game that's out. The other team (2K Marin {Bioshock guys}) are/were working on the FPS reimagining.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
danielrbischoff



Joined: 13 Nov 2009
Posts: 8938

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used has it right. Sorry I made it more confusing.
_________________
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/halo-the-master-chief-collection
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/tales-of-hearts-r
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/sunset-overdrive
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/wwe-2k15-ps4-xone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
C_nate



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 747

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny thing is, I didn't even know about the original xcom till I went to the steam forums looking for help about my special edition box I bought and the dlc that came with it not activating on my steam account.

Then I saw the threads from the original xcom players going on and on and on about how their childhoods were raped by this latest xcom game and if you liked it, you had no idea what good games are.

I quietly exited my browser, no solution to my missing dlc to be found, still wondering wtf they were crying about.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> General Gaming Topics All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum