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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) announced - out Feb 5th 2016
by False » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:21 pm

Firaxis have hired the Long War devs to have some mod content available at launch;

http://kotaku.com/firaxis-hires-the-lon ... 1754256400

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) announced - out Feb 5th 2016
by Monkey Man » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:48 pm

Reviews

Gamespot - 9

So time keeps ticking in XCOM 2, and the best we can do is make the right choices when we have the chance. XCOM 2 imparts the weight of those decisions, and that's what makes it extraordinary. It's mathematical, emotional, and thoughtful all at once. It's exhilarating, even in the face of failure. It's compelling, even though we often lose. Victory is the goal, but that's just an afterthought here--it's the complex journey that counts.

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/xcom-2- ... 0-6416347/

IGN - 9.3

With a focus on variety and replayability, this sequel has an answer to most of my complaints about 2012’s excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and aside from some mostly cosmetic bugs, it comes together brilliantly. Thanks to a new spin on the same great tactical combat, plus unpredictable maps and randomized objectives and loot, XCOM 2 is an amazing game I’ll easily put hundreds of hours into.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2016/02/01/xcom-2-review

Polygon - 9

DESPITE A ROUGH FINISH, XCOM 2 IS THE SERIES AT ITS BEST

In spite of a few glaring technical issues, XCOM 2 represents a high water mark for the entire franchise. Firaxis successfully tells an evocative story. It treats players with respect and includes so many small quality of life improvements over the original they are simply too numerous to mention. It is challenging enough at its basic difficulty level to feel like a complete experience. Despite the bugs, it's still the best-looking, most exciting turn-based tactical game I've ever played.

http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/1/1087259 ... -review-PC

Eurogamer - Essential

Back of the box stuff. Looks good, but does it really make much of a difference? Moment to moment, the thing that makes this astonishing game truly sing is the way in which it's managed to respond to the bad habits we picked up last time around. Move faster, it urges. Take more risks. Become a more interesting player.

XCOM 2 isn't a reworking of the original game, then - it's a genuine response to it. A response to us. Turns out Firaxis was on overwatch all along.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016- ... m-2-review

91% on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/xcom-2

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by NickSCFC » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:11 pm

Some decent reviews there, first big PC exclusive since Civ V/Starcraft 2?

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by False » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:26 pm

yeah we havent had a pc game now for like

4 years

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by NickSCFC » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:28 pm

Falsey wrote:yeah we havent had a pc game now for like

4 years


What big high scoring PC exclusives have we had in that time?

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by False » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:34 pm

I am not getting into this discussion because I value my time too much

Im gonna go watch videos of people falling over

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by NickSCFC » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:37 pm

Falsey wrote:I am not getting into this discussion because I value my time too much

Im gonna go watch videos of people falling over


A simple list would have sufficed.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Super Dragon 64 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:49 pm


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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Trelliz » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:58 pm

NickSCFC wrote:A simple list would have sufficed.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PC_exclusive_games

Sort by date and go from mid-2010 onwards.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Ironhide » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:08 pm

Hype levels increasing.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by jiggles » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:49 pm

Trelliz wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:A simple list would have sufficed.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PC_exclusive_games

Sort by date and go from mid-2010 onwards.


Going through that list, he's not a mile off. I'd say Heroes of the Storm and Pillars of Eternity are the only two "blockbuster" releases on PC only of the last 3 years. Though I do admit I have no idea how big a deal the Total War series is these days.

Anyway, I loved what I played of Enemy Unknown, which wasn't much. It was kind of a "yes, I get it. I will put this on my pile to enjoy later" situation, and I never got around to it.

This changes... NOW.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Karl » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:43 pm

Lots of games I consider "PC games" aren't PC exclusive. That's just down to the nature of PC development -- developing for generic hardware, no console manufacturer in the background to fund exclusivity deals.

The Wii U has this generation's best exclusives anyway. :simper:

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Trelliz » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:45 pm

Also "blockbuster" is an irrelevant term, you don't need to sell millions to be successful or popular.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Super Dragon 64 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:52 pm

jiggles wrote:I loved what I played of Enemy Unknown, which wasn't much. It was kind of a "yes, I get it. I will put this on my pile to enjoy later" situation, and I never got around to it.

This changes... NOW.

I really enjoyed playing it during a free weekend and I bought it as a result but then I got sidetracked by other fans and never went back to it. I'll see if I can get back into it this week and finish it this time.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Bertie » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:55 pm

Enemy unknown and within on consoles was epic, brilliant. It's madness to not bring it to consoles, I'd have snapped it up!

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Trelliz » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:08 pm

They've said it may happen in the future, but it didn't sell well enough on consoles to justify doing a port of the sequel at launch.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by That's not a growth » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:56 pm

XCOM is my favourite game I never competed. I was terrible at it yet probably got about 80 hours in it. Will give this a look if I can find a decent price.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Irene Demova » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:00 pm

That's not a growth wrote:XCOM is my favourite game I never competed. I was terrible at it yet probably got about 80 hours in it. Will give this a look if I can find a decent price.

I finally finished it like a month ago by just powering through. The problem I had was that campaigns were just long enough for me to always end up playing something else, plus it drags a bit once you start seeing repeats of maps.

Thankfully 2's changed up the map system to stop the repetition

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by That's not a growth » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:10 pm

I would always like starting again to try a new strategy once I've got my furthest through the campaign compared to the previous game, like I had some bastardised snakes and ladder mod going on.

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PostRe: XCOM 2 (PC) - out on Friday. Reviews out now (p2)
by Banjo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:50 pm

Enemy Unknown did inevitably reach a point where you would become unbeatable (unless on the very highest difficulties) so I hope that this one can keep things dynamic for longer.


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