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The original X-COM was a masterpiece, and nobody is quicker to acknowledge that than XCOM: Enemy Unknown's lead designer Jake Solomon. He cites the original title as his favorite game of all time and he wanted to make sure that the rest of the team at Firaxis understood why the 1994 PC title is so beloved. Many at the studio also cherished the classic title, but anybody that wasn't familiar with it was put on a crash course to absorb every detail. The first X-COM has the scope, depth, and atmosphere to survive the test of time, and the team at Firaxis is approaching the reimagining of the game for 2012 with humility and extreme caution. In this video, the art director, producer, and lead designer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown share their experiences with the original game and talk about the process of dissecting and analyzing a masterpiece.
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Never played XCOM, but I respect it for its impact on the strategy genre and plan to check it out after clearing my backlog. Can't wait to see what Firaxis does with Enemy Unknown, especially with the passion they are showing for the original. Another great video, btw.
XCOM was THE BEST game of its time. From UFO Defense/Enemy Unknown, to Terror from the Deep, to XCOM Apocolypse, to XCOM Interceptor, even XCOM Enforcer, tot he Ill fated and mostly forgotten XCOM Alliance (in which I still have a mit poster for!) They ALL (cept maybe enforcer that one kinda sucked) were amazing games. But personally my favs were the frist 3, UFO Defense, Terror from the Deep and Apocolypse being a 'true' sequel to the original, I can't WAIT for this remake to come out OMG!!!! It's gonna blow your F***ING MIND!!!
*GASP* They mentioned Dwarf Fortress!
cant wait for this, love firaxis's work on Civ and cant wait to see how they do here, i know it will be something great!
Sounds like these guys are legit.
I can't wait.. This is a must have game.. Hopefully they don't make a mess of it, and if they do, I still have the original (hooray for that)..
This is the big reason why I'm interested in this game. I've never played much of XCOM but I'm a fan of Firaxis. Looking forward to seeing how they handle this.
Fog War sounds scary but challenging and also, shooting a guy through two open windows is epic!
This could be a good game!