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 XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Remake) 
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The new XCOM's out, guys!
Updated graphics and mechanics, a single base, streamlined inventory management, and smaller squads of XCOM soldiers. I still think it's pretty darn enjoyable.
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I've gotten about 3 months in on Classic with Ironman mode enabled (preventing me from save-scumming). My memorial already has about 40-50 names on it, including a few sergeants and lieutenants. I named one of the living lieutenants 'Nutcase' after he panicked repeatedly during a mission as a squaddie and somehow shot dead 2 weakened Mutons with his pistol.
I know the short demo might've turned some people away from it, but honestly, the full game offers so much more.


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It it worth it?


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I felt it was worth it, personally. Spent my entire sick day playing so far.


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Mingebag7 wrote:
The new XCOM's out, guys!

No it isn't ; -;


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haha.
HAHA.

I've never played an X-COM game. I hear there was a demo, should I try it out?


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metal chao wrote:
Mingebag7 wrote:
The new XCOM's out, guys!

No it isn't ; -;

Yes it is, don't try to deny it you filthy European.


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haha.
HAHA.

I've never played an X-COM game. I hear there was a demo, should I try it out?

No.
Get the original first. The demo doesn't do either game justice.


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Miggles wrote:
haha.
HAHA.

I've never played an X-COM game. I hear there was a demo, should I try it out?

No.
Get the original first. The demo doesn't do either game justice.


I'm glad for all the RPS articles that gave me a better insight into the game than the demo.


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The demo isn't worth your time. It's about an hour of scripted action.


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Well it's the only way I can experience the game without pirating it so should I try it or not?


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Well it's the only way I can experience the game without pirating it so should I try it or not?

No. Legally acquire the original game and play that first. Then play the demo, if you like, but the demo is pretty bad.


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note: getting the originals without ever having played them before has at least a 50% chance of making you hate xcom forever

this is a fact and anyone who says otherwise is blinded by their nostalgia goggles


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Grif wrote:
note: getting the originals without ever having played them before has at least a 50% chance of making you hate xcom forever

this is a fact and anyone who says otherwise is blinded by their nostalgia goggles

What if we don't have nostalgia goggles and just sincerely enjoy the original?


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then your opinions are bad and in conflict with superior authority

therefore you should cease your opinions


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I make a habit of giving all of my rookies the same helmet (which is always blue when you select it at first, to help donate rookie-ness)
and default armour colour.
Then, I rename them to "Meat" "#" with the "#" being whatever number of rookies I've had so far, I think I'm on Meat 16 now.
Once they rank up they get to look forward to being renamed things like: Joe Hairyballs(a girl) Burly McMan(also a girl) 'Murica McFreedom.
I'm so mature..=


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