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Always wanted to play this failed/forgotten game which basically fell between the cracks of gaming history following Firaxis' much more succesful XCOM reboot, and got around to it last week. :)

Left a review on Steam if you're interested, but the short version is basically: it's not bad, it's just not very good either. Shouldn't have called it XCOM, but otherwise the game is interesting enough in its setting and atmosphere. I picked it up for 2 euros, so my expectations may have been low though. :roll: I can imagine feeling really scammed if I'd paid 15 euros or more for it...which is a feeling I definitely didn't have about the Firaxis XCOM which was worth every cent. So yeah, take it with a grain of salt.

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I liked the first part of the game. The black tar thing was creepy enough. The second part was underwhelming. Overall there have been worse xcom games.

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Yeah, they were going well in the beginning with the black goo thing and the mind controls and terraforming...and then it feels like there is a whole middle part missing before you strike back and win the game. I'm not saying that every story should follow the old "beginnings of the hero - all seems lost middle part - redemption/victory of the hero" pattern exactly, but at least create some sense of drama or overcoming. :lol: This was like...omg we're fucked, we can't do anything to oppose this relentless alien invasion (2 days later) wait, we found a way to travel to their world and blow everything up and stop them from ever coming at us again, game over. Ok then. :P

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Yea, I played that game a while ago. Agreed... it wasn't terrible, but it could've been better. I didn't feel like I was ripped off, at least.

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