The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
A Great Name But A Different Game
XCOM games are relatively new to me. I wasn't one of the hardcore series gamers that grew up on the PC titles, but when I played XCOM Enemy Unknown I couldn't set it down. It was one of the most surprising games I have every played. That being said even with the new style of game play, I had very high expectations. Unfortunately, The Bureau doesn't hold up to my expectations. The game play was fun, with a command wheel comparable to the Mass Effect games. And the vast array of weapons and backpacks were a added bonus. However, I could never notice the backpacks abilities and the combat got repetitive quickly. The most disappointing part was how confusing and mediocre the story was. The being said if the price drops, which I guarantee it will, I still think the game is worth a play through, but it will never be in the same category as the XCOM name.
Just what we needed ...
with the rise of the FPS, it seems the tactical 3rd person shooter has sunk; not so fast if Firaxis has anything to do about it! After bringing strategy and turn-based combat back to the consoles with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it looks as if XCOM: The Bureau will bring tactics back to their roots now, and that is an exciting proposition. It looks as if the tactical layout will be easy to access and manipulate, and while the graphics don't look incredible, they look realistic enough to keep your attention engaged in the scenarios. I'd be interested if there will be a multiplayer component to the game - although I wonder how it could possibly work as a paused-time strategy with 2 competing players - but even if there is not I think the single-player campaign will offer enough replayability to make the cost worth it. Count me in ...
No!! X-COM fan for almost 20 years, I wont buy it
I have played every X-com game since the beginning long ago, I love those games and I thought that enemy unknown kept the dynamic that I have grown up loving. this new game does not. its not turn based and more important there is no base construction. I think that any long time fan of this franchise would agree that these are two very important aspects of the games. I for one will not be buying this game. I hope that the next release of X-com will follow the dynamics that have worked well for almost 20 year now. They should have not even called this game x-com, permadeath is the only thing that they kept true. I am crushed to see that popular opinion and the FPS hype has ruined this game. I hope that it does not ruin the franchise that I have grown up with
This game may look good but the gameplay just doesn't work. They use Mass Effect style gameplay but in first-person so its harder to aim your actual skills. Its also a squad based shooter which again doesn't work well in first person. From what I've seen of the gameplay the "aliens" are interesting to look at, but there is little variety all you fight are leeches that infect humans, shapeshifting cyborgs that use guns for some reason, and shape-shifting satellites that fire surprisingly small but destructive lasers. Chances are the only people who are going to buy this game, are people who have no idea that XCOM is actually a series of RPG's on the PC, now being turned into an FPS.
August 20th is a good day.
So Far August 20th has some wesome releasing titles such as the new Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Saints Row 4 and the new FPS XCOM: Declassified. I am looking forward to this and can't wait for it to release, I have been seeing comparisons to COD but in no way this looks like COD. Neither does it have zombies! This game is about your elite squad defending the Earth from Alien invasions not zombies people we have enough good zombie games like: Dead Island, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil and many more, XCOM Enemy Unknown is persoanlly an awesome game I just think an FPS turn could make a good impact on the XCOM games.
Looks Interesting. 8/20/13 = Great Day!!!
ive read and seen lots of things from this game and i got to say i am glad they decided to go the same route as the older xcoms and leave behind that FPS version from what ive read and seen (and also i have to say i love the way they have been advertising this game as well) this actually looks like its shaping up to be better than i expected but well see when it releases on 8/20/13 which is also the same day splinter cell blacklist and saints row iv come out and i have those pre ordered as well. 8/20/13 is going to be a great day and it cant come soon enough.
There are 2 games called xcom
For some reason 2 different companies are both making new games called XCOM. This is the FPS version of the game which looks semi interesting but they are indeed remaking the original TURN BASED Strategy version as well. Go to gameinformer.com The strategy version is the February 2012 cover story, it also has a fall 2012 release date and i expect that us real XCOM fans wil much prefer a modernized reimagining of the original game, which will be called XCOM: Enemy Unknown, not just XCOM which is the FPS.
Its gonna be good
This looks good. Its being made by 2k, who generally make good games. The trailer potrayed it as kind of creepy, but in the zombies kind-of-way, where it freaks you out, but then you shoot the zombie and everything's okay. The xcom series has responded well with critics and audiences. Let's hope 2k can carry on this tradition.
I love this game
I don't know what people were expecting but as a tactical, squad based, shooter, this ROCKS! They have streamlined the command process so it feels smoother, and keeps you engaged in the fighting. This reminds me a lot of MASS Effect. I love the story and the voice acting in this game.
Now, I never played the classic XCOMs but I have played and liked XCOM enemy unknown which was similar but kicked my fps-loving butt. Now I can't wait for a possibly easier game that has you in control of someone! cannot wait for this to come and for more hopefully in the future.