@Fallen189 said:@Rewcastle: I'll assume you're upset because it got spoilt. For one, read the other comments. For another one, why would you read the comments before listening? Bizarre
Guess I just assumed despite this being the internet, the Giantbomb community had slightly more finesse. Especially on the subject of game of the year spoilers. I suppose people like you prove me wrong. Congratulations.
Literally the first comment for this podcast spoils the GOTY. That's a fucking bummer. And since the podcast was only out for a minute, the douchebag definitely just skipped to the end to make the comment. Sucks.
Really guys? Xcom? You know there were these games called Advance Wars on GBA and DS, they did turn based strategy better than Xcom both original and current. Walking Dead felt like a once in a generation experience, when this gen ends we will remember Super Mario Galaxy, Uncharted 2 and Walking Dead.
Oh well, good show and i wish Vinny would press his case more he just accepts being pushed around =P, tough it was great having Alex there, i hope you have him next year too.
How about Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and Devil Survivor? I feel like I was lied to when people were talking about how XCOM was one the greatest strategy rpg. The game was best in the beginning and got progressively worst as the story dried up and the combat became stale. The game was essentially over for me by the time you had to build the hyperwave relay thing. The biggest enemies (etherials, sectopods, cyberdisks) went down before they had a chance to do anything and I did it using half the fire power (ending stats screen) that the majority of people had.
In the end I feel like you had to be bad, like literally bad at the game, to feel the tension or get any satisfaction from the combat, which is all the game had going for it. The game was over once I had my trio of sniper ladies with squadsight.
Yeah, and you're forgetting Valkyria Chronicles which is probably the closest thing to XCOM and that came out years ago and modernized the SRPG genre in a huge way (with a good story).
Hearing people talk about XCOM for any length of time on the various site and it becomes painfully obvious that people didn't really play any SRPGs. I am fairly certain that all the good will is coming from the fact that XCOM is a first for a bunch of people.
Open question to everyone who put XCOM high on their list because I really feel that I am right on this...
Is XCOM your first trip into the SRPG rabbit hole?