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#21 silencer_pl

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

Watched GT interview. This game will be more satisfying than an orgasm (how many of you know this quote and where does it came from?)

Also they said it will have Ironman mode for you hardcore gamers.

I also saw aliens moving together - turns might be quite quicker this time. Oh and the soldier voices - got to love them too.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

View PostPete, on 6th March 2012, 10:04pm, said:

AND FAR MORE IMPORTANTLY THERE'S A UFO:

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Official government explanation:

'What we have here is a weather balloon that encountered some swamp gas and was struck by lightning before falling near a frisbee contest.'

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

WOW! Finally what we have all been waiting for and dreaming of! I haven't been this excited since losing my virginity! Let's hope this excitement last a little bit longer than that did! :blush:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

View Postflark, on 7th March 2012, 6:51pm, said:

WOW! Finally what we have all been waiting for and dreaming of! I haven't been this excited since losing my virginity! Let's hope this excitement last a little bit longer than that did! :(
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

View Postflark, on 7th March 2012, 5:51pm, said:

WOW! Finally what we have all been waiting for and dreaming of! I haven't been this excited since losing my virginity!

I thought it was a bit of an anticlimax.  :blush:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

View PostFullAuto, on 12th March 2012, 1:06pm, said:

I thought it was a bit of an anticlimax.  :blush:

Were you there for that event? :)

Or are you talking about the game?
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

/checks binoculars and night vision goggles

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

View PostFullAuto, on 12th March 2012, 1:28pm, said:

/checks binoculars and night vision goggles

You're talking about when flark lost his virginity or when you lost yours?  :blush:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

First one, then t'other.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

PC Gamer chat.  They ask some bloody stupid questions.

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The XCOM: Enemy Unknown screenshots that have been released so far have shown lots of Xbox controller command prompts, we asked if the PC build would use a similar system.

“No, no, no. Nooo. Oh man, no. I wouldn’t do that to you, are you kidding me? No,” he said. That’s six noes there, folks.

“We have a team that’s doing the PC UI, and there are some elements where it can make sense to use the base, like when we have menus and things like that, but our tactical UI is a standalone PC tactical UI.”

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Yep - I would say that instead of asking the same questions we've seen before, recap the facts we know (but that some may not of course) with a few intro paragraphs and get onto the new stuff.

Then again I suspect that the more interesting bits might be in the magazine and that's why it looks a bit like they've not asked anything new.

I've got lots of questions I'd like to ask, but nobody even acknowledges receipt of my emails :blush:
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

http://www.eurogamer...ue-x-com-sequel

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

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Is it him, is it him? No, it's a series of scrappy Eastern European games that recreate some of the strategy mechanics but fail to capture the heart and soul of X-Com. Smack! Bad dog!
The bloody bastard. UFO:After series did a lot of things much better than X-COM. MOST, if you ask me. Except acquiring the licence and using the name.

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A free camera immediately stands XCOM apart from X-Com's locked isometric perspective. The purist in me mutters bitterly, but given the attention to visual detail here,...
Ok, that settles it. He wants a complete redo, nothing short - and more even less - will satisfy that creep. GO BURN THE DAMN TIME UNITS IN THE ORIGINAL, that is what you want, right?! Why is he even looking for a new X-COM?!

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With time units gone, bases restricted to one, special abilities introduced and console versions planned, it is, of course, all but an impossibility that XCOM will escape uproar as a result of having the temerity to change things. But, speaking as that worried old dog who's been let down time and again, from what I've seen I am firmly reassured that the core spirit of X-Com does indeed seem to live inside this remake, even if I might quibble about some of the details.
Oh really, free camera brings out the disgust, but single base reassures you of the "core spirit", DAMNIT?!
:suppresses a WHOLE LOT of swearing, which is bound to cost me my health at some point:
:takes a deep breath, removing the need for more oxygen:

Well damn, this article was not very insightful.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

First thing I'll want to mod when it come out is the voices of the soldiers. They sound like their day jobs are spouting hollywood cliches and generally sucking. How can a super special elite unit of extra-terrestrial-hunting soldiers sound like a group of morons? Surely these guys are screened on their intelligence at some point and real world elite soldiers don't talk like Rambo, they can actually be pretty intelligent.
I watched the vids on the first page of this thread and paused it a few times. Noticed some interesting things...
Events eta dates for monthly reports, research, manufacture etc.
The memorial - probably a place where your dead soldiers are listed.
Alien materials has a typo in the research project description... Tut tut tut...
Medikits have two charges only, and their description might suggest the stimulant and painkiller functions no longer have an effect or indeed are no longer needed?
Only 1 proper base... cause console players can't count to two I suppose. Though the interceptor screen suggests you can perhaps have small interception bases around the world.
Was initially excited but getting a bit worried Jock Solomon is not the right guy to do this.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

That is why I mostly piss on other reviews. The only best review is the actual me playing the game.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 27th March 2012, 9:43pm, said:

Oh really, free camera brings out the disgust, but single base reassures you of the "core spirit", DAMNIT?!

He's pointing out that despite those things, he still thinks the game is a faithful remake.

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Only 1 proper base... cause console players can't count to two I suppose.

Or that PC players are using all their cores making that one base look really really good and simply can't cope with processing anything else.

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That is why I mostly piss on other reviews. The only best review is the actual me playing the game.

It is just a preview.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:11 AM

View PostFullAuto, on 27th March 2012, 10:03pm, said:

He's pointing out that despite those things, he still thinks the game is a faithful remake.
I know, I was just a bit
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Personally I don't think this game is a faithful remake and I'm very glad for that. So far most changes (a personal opinion) seem for the better, except a single base.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:17 AM

Yup - its just his impressions of what we've seen in other videos so it's up to the individual what to make of that. If you listen to everything anyone says about the game you will go mad :argh:

It sounds like he's had real experience of watching the actual game demonstration though (not to be confused with a hands-on demo) and that the videos we've seen were probably taken from that demonstration.

As for the voices, I actually hope that depending on your character's nationality they'll say different things in different languages. Maybe even be bold and have some of it with subtitles - that would be awesome. I wouldn't mid the clichés if there were some from all parts of the globe, then it turns what sounds like an annoyance into a decent representation of a global combat unit.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

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