Just my honest 2 cents
XCOM looks like a upgraded Mafia 2 game.
I really don't have any hopes for XCOM because nearly every new released Game nowadays get's some "fancy" stuff over the old successors and fails so badly that it hurts.
Nothing against the FPS part but couldn't 2k just take the old one and make in an FPS, if it has to be a FPS so badly.
not having the "-" in XCOM makes it viable to totaly take the X-COM name, rip it apart and put stuff in that don't have anything to do with X-COM.
1.) You may have a base...you could have that in dozen games..doesn't make it special..but X-COM always had "base building". I don't count enforcer/interceptor because they have proven to me how things can go wrong if you change a successfull game design. Seems also XCOM (enforcer 2) will fall vitim.
2.) No Geoscape..great...Maps from a part of a planet doesn't count nor will the missing ships and interception possibilities. Not even Transport abilities through a carrier plane..just some prehistoric car that possiblie goes to light speed to cover those great distances in short time.
3.) Tactical Squad Combat/Unit Equipment. So you have some "followers" sticking to you but without "cover this", "go there" through some area map and like in something similar to To Clancys Vegas this ain't do it. Are we even able to "loot" the enemy and use their stuff or do we stick out hands into blobs and wave our hands to a floating donut?
4.) Gone are the days of better armor and even flying abilities like in apocalypse. We are stripped naked and glued to the ground.
5.) No base assaults on our or the alien side..no alien UFO/Base interiors nor their high advanced technology. Maybe they add something similar but it won't be the same.
6.) No Alien planet raid..this would have been totaly cool like in Apocalypse but no..we can't even fly.
7.) No tanks and no customization for them.
8.) The timeline, the story..nothing is remotly similar to X-COM
9.) WE developed cars at that time who aren't faster than a tortoise and shotguns but play Einstein^100 now and understand and reproduce alien tech or atleast things to counter them...could someone explain to me why a high advanced alien race get's kicked in the butt by mafia looking guys? Let the invasion come...if some guys with shotguns can do it, we in our current stage of tech. will blast them into oblivion.
10.) Oh yeah..no soldier stats...in an FPS..why not make it coop then?..atleast there would be some guys who can actually shoot and do what you say or be a bit tactical..i don't trust the AI to be that smart.
Can anyone explain to me why'd they take the X-Com fanchise and turn it into this?
I also wouldn't take the "Street Fighter" franchise and remake them as an FPS with barbie dolls..what's next? nor would i remake "Super Mario" as an RTS with fluffy teddybears.
I would have taken the FPS part but every other change /strip down is really crossing the line.
I came back to see if there has been any change in mind to go the right direction or even some kind of apologizing for even remotly thinking that X-com fans will get along with this.
But no....just silence.
This is like being slapped in the face.
Honestly. Why doesn't anybody learn what happend in history? Even Square Enix took their highly successfull "Front Mission" franchise, turned it into an FPS and FAILED but in the end it was their franchise and it had a rather continuous release life and kicking 1 game doesn't hurt that much like waiting 10-16 years and kicking somthing that you didn't invent. And if true it will be PC and XBOX360...this smells even more like console port or dumped down game.
Edit: If this would have been a short intro story like roswell where you'd have your first encounter and the story continues in the prestent with an established X-COM that has research tech since the past it would be believable and i could live with it but if it stays like this...no thanks. I hope 2k takes their sweet time thinking and reconsiders so mabe there is still a "little hope" for them and their game. Otherwise i'd rather go with a X-Com similar game that doesn't have it's name.