How to make X-COM FPS


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#1 Space Voyager

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

Suddenly it hit me what an easy job it would be right now to come up with a concept.

Nuts?

Well.

Take XCOM:EU and redo the tactical missions into a squad based FPS. Voila!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

This all really comes down to you wanting to be shot, doesn't it? ;)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

If you will follow how Full Spectrum Warrior was made - that could work.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

Still say do a modern make of Republic Commando with XCom theme.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

My brother and I came up with a cool idea before Interceptor came out about how you could have the micro management of bases, with FPS for some of the gameplay (a la X-COM Alliance) and big dogfights in space in the vein of X-Wing.

Too many genres in one game? No, devs just aren't thinking big enough - it would be awesome :D

And yes, we did find it a bit spooky, and ultimately disappointing, that both of those genres came to pass (in the case of Alliance it never quite came to fruition) after we'd had lengthy discussions about it back in the day.

If only we'd been as hardcore as Jake and actually took up game design and followed that dream ;)
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

You still can :P
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

Whilst I do have the years left, I don't think I've got the skill or the patience for it sadly :( I'd be too worried about any game I worked on getting canned after several years of work.

I worry too much :D
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

Funny Pete, me and my older brother had very similar talks, but since then he grew up. I never will.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Well you have the patience to run this site for quite long :P
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:09 AM

Print a reasonably large photo of arms sticking out the corner of a photo frame with a gun pointing away and tape it to the bottom of your monitor. There, anything on your screen will become a FPS, even Microsoft Excel! You've got to supply your own sound effects for some games though.

After seeing a tv thingy on Call of Duty while channel surfing the other day, I got my first look at that game. Didn't think much of it at all. A bit off as I used to play games like the Doom series, Hexen and Quake almost religiously between the X-Com games, but these days I find them so passé. Having a right hand for an avatar does get a bit boring after a while!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

View PostNKF, on 10 October 2012 - 05:09 AM, said:

There, anything on your screen will become a FPS, even Microsoft Excel! You've got to supply your own sound effects for some games though.

*pew-pew* *pew-pew*

It's a dainty little gun, but it makes those Excel formulas dance! :D
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