First UFO: Extraterrestrials Review


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#1 Slaughter

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 11:26 AM

GamePro spent some time on planet Esperanza recently. From what we can gather, they had a blast staying there!

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In the end, UFO: Extraterrestrials has largely managed to capture the elements that made X-COM such a classic and iconic game. Almost nothing about the game can labeled as innovative or revolutionary, but it is such a well packaged refinement of a proven formula that it is hard to complain. There are some rather questionable design choices that cut into the fun but otherwise it's a wonderful homage to a classic title. X-COM veterans and gaming newbies alike should definitely take a look into this one-old school PC gamer or not, there's a damn fine gaming experience waiting for you.

The Core team is saddling up to join the fray, so look for our own review sometime in the next few weeks!

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:55 PM

Don't read the comments at the bottom of the page. Seriously, don't. You will save your nerves.

#3 Pete

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:03 PM

They were most amusing. I reckon there wasn't one strategy gamer comenting there, and if there were then they'd either not played or didn't like X-COM.

Sweeping generalisation I know, but since they seem to be basing their lame comments solely on a few screenshots... meh.
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#4 Slaughter

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 02:08 PM

It struck me as odd giving the exclusive first review to GamePro... Now well, hope there are some serious strategy gamers reading the review as well.


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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:18 PM

They should have given the first review to us <_< we probably have the largest X-Com community on the net.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

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Don't read the comments at the bottom of the page. Seriously, don't. You will save your nerves.
I thought this comment from IrishDragon23 was rather insightful:

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I don't think I'd buy this. I was never a big fan of the movie "Aliens".

But retarded comments aside, didn't you guys notice something a little odd in the review?
edit: Nevermind. Just saw the other thread.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:26 PM

Reading the review was quite...eye opening. I've asked Michal for a comment.


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:31 AM

Yes, please! And make sure he realizes that immortal soldiers are a reason for some people to NOT buy the game and if he'd change it he would have at least one customer more (me)  :D

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:09 AM

Hmmph. This forum is new. Is the game out in the US yet?
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:37 AM

Only out in Russia so far.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 10:07 AM

Matrix Games will be distributing the game from 4 May. I don't know about EB Games (I'm just a poor bloke from across the pond :D ), but I reckon they should have it in stores soon.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:37 PM

2 days ago EBGAMES didn't even know the game existed. I asked myself and looked the guy over the shoulder, the game was not in their list at all! UFO:Afterlight was, however  :D

Gonna check again tomorrow.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:48 PM

Huh, my EB let me pre-order about a month ago.  It missed the April 16th release date, so maybe that messed it up.  If it isn't in by Friday, I'll digital download instead.




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