Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A long look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Today 2K Greg and two developers from the XCOM team at FiraxisJake Solomon and Garth DeAngelis, have an hour long gameplay demo of XCOM: Enemy Unkown to show off and they have plenty of explanations for everything. It is a rare, informative and lengthy look at this turn based strategy game that hasn't shown a whole off a whole lot of gameplay yet. They did just announce that the game will feature multiplayer, but they haven't done an indepth look at that yet either. This video however shows a good chunk of singleplayer and gives you a real idea of how the game will play. The video doesn't actually start until about three minutes in, but they quickly load up an abduction singleplayer mission that is a 3rd of the way through the game. That first mission lasts until about thirty minutes in and it is pretty damn entertaining, especially since they have someone in their squad get permanently killed, but after that they show the world map, character sheets, mission details, salvage and the home base. I wish they had shown something like this at E3, it is a hell of a lot more interesting than the presentation they showed us that was entirely scripted. Take a look at the video below and check out the main website for more information on the game. It will be coming out on October 9th, 2012, for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.


-Written by Sean Cargle


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