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.
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?!
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.