XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Postby SnakeEaterDan » 12 Oct 2012 18:47

rarely trade games but i picked this up today for 2 pound, and got a 5 pound network voucher thrown in by trading tekken tag 2 and marvel ultimate aliance 2 that i had for yonks and hated anyway result, worth checking games list of titles they will accept 2 and get this for 99 pence, of top my head there was asuras wrath blaz blue extended, darksiders 2 tekken tag 2, marvel ultimate alliance 2 and quite alot more, pleased to be rid of marvel ultimate alliance 2 and dont really know why i bought tekken tag, i way mroe into mk9 and umvc3 and super street figther 4 :thumbsup:

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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Postby Navid » 04 Sep 2013 15:00

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's expansion, Enemy Within, will be issued as DLC on PC and Mac for $30, but the only way to get it on consoles is through a new Commander's Edition – a retail re-release that includes the XCOM: Enemy Unknown game, the Slingshot and Elite Soldier add-ons, plus the Enemy Within expansion.



The reason for issuing the Commander's Edition is because Enemy Within is simply too large a file to patch into the console game as DLC. "For the expansion on the PC, it was fairly straightforward," Garth DeAngelis, senior producer at Firaxis Games, said during a PAX Prime interview. "But when it came to the consoles, it was too big. If we wanted to deliver the same content to the console players, we had to do it this way as a standalone expansion on a disc. We couldn't simply just patch it in."



DeAngelis added that Enemy Within includes so many changes to the base XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience – new unit types, upgrades and even skill changes – it necessitated an entire re-issue of the game. "These things are tied deeply into Enemy Unknown so we wanted to release [the Commander's Edition] as sort of the ultimate edition, with all the previous DLC on this one disc. It was either deliver it this way or not deliver it at all."

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/02/xcom- ... x-360-ps3/

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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Postby Navid » 12 Nov 2013 13:24

Enemy Within (which is a kind of expanded re-release of the original for those who haven't kept up) reviews up now, check them out at the link below:
http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2013/11/xco ... nd-up.html

Considering the original scored great it's really no surprise that this 'fuller featured edition' has equally high scores all round.

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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Postby Waylander » 13 Nov 2013 00:55

Had this installed from Plus for a long time. Finally gave it a go tonight (I never did play the demo) & really enjoying it. It is not a looker at all, but the strategic gameplay is excellent. It's already sucked me in. Aspects of the command centre & mission staging areas remind me of Mass Effect, even the music there is similar. The game is quite different of course though.

Unfortunately pretty much every time I name a character they die. :sob: Poor Ellen Ripley died when her commanding officer Hulk panicked at the sight of a new alien and shot her by accident. On the same mission poor Buffy Summers newly promoted and made sniper specialist bought it too! It was a bad day at the office for Hulk. lol :ahwell:

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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Postby judoblo » 08 Feb 2016 10:25

I've just started playing this, albeit the android version - works well with touch screen.

Hopefully they'll bring XCOM 2 to PS4/vita.

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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Postby Waylander » 08 Feb 2016 13:01

judoblo wrote:Hopefully they'll bring XCOM 2 to PS4/vita.

I hope so too. Seems to be getting good reviews on PC. :)