The Veteran, on 11 June 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:
How can any of you say you would rather play the game they originally pitched??? This isn't about originality, it's about an X-Com game that STILL DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE HYPHEN!!!
Seriously, if they can't even spell the name right after so long in development there will NEVER be any hope for this game. Especially after the excellent effort that was the recent Firaxis turn-based strategy game...
You do realise the Firaxis game does not have the hyphen, either, right?
We should be absolutely delighted that 2K are heeding the fan community and at least TRYING to make amends for their blasphemy but instead, even the people who cursed the original release are now saying it's a shame they changed it?!?! And let me point out that changing to a TPS still doesn't make it a strategy game, it just makes a slightly more turn-based FPS...
They are not aiming at making a strategy game, they never were, but they did change it from a straight FPS, to a tactical shooter, at least that's their reported intention; but never was the term "strategy game" used to refer to this game by any party.
So they're listening, sort of... What difference has it made so far?
Sectoids are in the game now along with other recognisable foes
Wierd black ghosty monsters are possibly gone?
There are attempts to tie this into actual X-Com timeline and Mythos (even though there shouldn't be)
No base management, save for research and personnel
The aliens only invade America (as usual...)
Highly developed shield and plasma technology is introduced forty years before UFO, but they lose it all...
The initial invasion devastates large parts of the US but goes completely unnoticed by EVERYBODY ELSE
The stupid black obelisks and weapon systems are still in, despite a genuine UFO being shown in the teaser
Only fielding a 3 man team (with a roster maximum of 8) against possibly dozens of aliens
Everything else not mentioned so far...
"Unresolved issue" sounds like it's a problem; the points you made are not problems, are design decisions about how the game is to be played
, they are not incorrect, or bugs, or anything, just not of your liking. Also, let's wait and see the possible ingame explaination as to why they "lose" all technology by the beginning of XCOM: EU.
And I liked the initial black goo aliens concepts.
One of the things that REALLY bugs me is that they go so far as to say the alien invasion was DEVASTATING and every single battlefield in the game is completely devoid of human life. But then they try and tie it into the original mythos? How? Was every shred of evidence of the invasion miraculously destroyed everywhere all at once? And all of the decimated American towns were suddenly rebuilt and their slaughtered inhabitants revived? Really? Noone who saw or heard any of this stuff survived? Or even wrote something down? Phone call to a loved one? Telegram to colleague in scientific community? Possibly PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY???
Not only is it absurd to imagine such a crippling invasion going completely unnoticed in the rest of the world, it's also illogical that such a serious extraterrestrial attack would fail to cross the borders into even Canada and Mexico, let alone cross any oceans (in their intergalactic spacecraft...)
On top of all of this nonsense, there are also the strange and seemingly immensely powerful obelisk weapons that just seem to be discontinued by the invading aliens in favour of floaters by the time they invade again in the 90s... What happened to the Mutons too? After the invasion failed in the 60s and they realised that only the heavily armoured plasma powered ape-monsters had actually had any success at all, they must have decided to do away with the armour and growth hormones in favour of a skin tight green onesie...
Again, you're ranting about things you do not know, unless you've played the game and we don't know about it? I prefer to be disappointed by the actual game rather than by speculations (like Aliens: CM did!
Seriously I could rant about this all day. Sure, they listened to the fans hating on the game, but not to WHY the fans are hating! We weren't screaming out for you to add sectoids, change the era or move the camera. We just wanted you to release the game WITHOUT THE XCOM NAME ON IT!!! At least in 2010 we could all accept that it just wasn't even remotely X-Com and the name on the box was just a typo. Now though? They've gone out of their way to include recognisable aliens and link it into the pre-existing X-Com universe. But they've done such a half-arsed job of it they would've been better off doing nothing at all! All they needed to do was CHANGE THE NAME!!!
What is this game even meant to be a prequel too by the way? I presume the Firaxis one? In which case forget the onesie comment... In actual fact though I don't really care that much if it's only trying to tie in with the new re imagining. That means it isn't trying to sully the original franchise after all!
And for what it's worth, I don't think this game will be even remotely comparable to Enforcer. No it wasn't even the least bit tactical and had nothing at all in common with the original. But you know what it was? Canon... Like it or not, Enforcer DID happen in the X-Com universe... There are a lot of people out there (possibly a majority) who refuse to acknowledge Enforcer as a true X-Com title but the truth is, we don't get to decide that. The people who own the rights do... Right now it seems the people who own the rights are incompetent and unsympathetic buffoons. They should've cancelled this game years ago and just used the assets elsewhere. It'll no doubt still be an entertaining game (as it would've been for different reasons in 2010) but it STILL won't be an X-Com game...
The same as you don't get to decide that this game occurs in the XCOM timeline or not, this will be canon once released. Enforcer was a ridiculous and pointless piece of shit, but according to the people who owns the rights, it's X-COM, and it's canon, so there.
I still fail to see anyone's point as to why an FPS, or tactical shooter, can't be X-Com because it's not strategy. There is an XCOM universe, and I don't see why waste the potential on just strategy games, shooters are not inferior genres, just different, and can contribute to the XCOM universe from their perspective.
I enjoyed Interceptor back then, and I was dying to play Alliance, I still think this game can be a nice addition to the franchise, and help boost it.