If you aren’t aware, and as I haven’t seen much coverage on XCOM since Steerpikes last post on its development, alongside the revelation that 2K Marin were the developers leading the charge, I thought it would be nice to give those of you who don’t buy PC Gamer (before press coverage at E3 goes wild) the opportunity to feast your eyes on a couple of screen shots (7 in total) I managed to get my hands on. There doesn’t need to be any more said really. Hit the jump to see them, just in case some of you want to save the surprise.
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Looks promising, I like the retro setting. I’m still holding out hope for some kind of research and development gameplay similar to the original.
There will be research like the original, as you can take photographs like in Bioshok in order to return back to your lab for analysis but I doubt it has the originals depth (I believe the lab to be the first screenshot). I’m goin to pour over the articles contents and let you all know.
Pretty Bioshocky but looks promising, although it’s just 7 screens.
Sadly even in PC Gamers scoop there is very little information besides the use of a camera ;(. I’ll post an update soon.
Not played the game it is based off but the generic alien setting? Isn’t that besides the point for the original game?
If it isn’t the point of the originals, then I can say it looks, well, pretty I guess, and it’s nice to get some “real-world” areas in a sci-fi game.
I think the greatest aspect of this game that I can see so far is suspenders.
I’m a big fan of suspenders.
It reminds me very much of Destroy All Humans, the first of which was set in the 1950s. I’m sure it plays different, of course…but, a shooter…meh. I guess.
Ah, I couldn’t place the game that it reminded me of but Destroy All Humans was the one. My head kept snapping to Mars Attacks! which is the same thing really. I like the look, and it’s good to see the UFOs resembling those geometric shaped ones in X-COM: Apocalypse. I should admit, these shots are getting me excited.
@loki: hahaha, the humble side parting is my weak spot.
The biggest news in the PC Gamer article is the fact that someone who’s (a) a respected games journalist and (b) a passionate fan of the original X-Com games actually seems excited about the new one. That’s far more telling than any screenshots or feature lists.
I just used the phrase “respected games journalist” with a straight face.