akaps's forum posts

#1 Posted by akaps (4 posts) -

Thanks for all the replies guys. You are awesome.

I am DEFINITELY checking out Valkyria Chronicles and will probably go buy it asap! I'm really interested in Shadow Wars too, and yeah, I have a 3ds - i never use it, so it would be nice to dust it off.

Would be nice to dust it off. Not impressed with Jagged Alliance and I am not hearing good things online about it - same goes for UFO. Maybe I'll check out Xenonauts.

And yeah, Frozen Synapse is amazing - I have played that game a lot and absolutely love it. Wish more people were playing it online though.

#2 Posted by akaps (4 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

@akaps said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

The original XCOM. Boom.

I did look at it. I'll try it out, but I have no guilt in saying that very outdated graphics is a huge con in my mind when it comes to games.

Then you're kinda screwed, because pretty much every game I would recommend to you came out in 2004 or earlier.

Doesn't mean im not willing to check it out! I'll take any recommendations :D and I definitely still appreciate the guy who recommended the old XCom.

@AngelN7 said:

Valkyria Chronicles weird/anime WW2 greatness.

I'll definitely check this one out. I remember picking up an art book for the concept art of Valkyria Chronicles a while back and just drooling over some of the art in there. Always kinda digged the game's looks / feel from what I have seen of it, but I totally spaced on it when I started this thread. Definitely will check this game out! Not a fan of a lot of anime shows out there, but I defnitely love the style visually. Thanks for this recommendation man

#3 Posted by akaps (4 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

The original XCOM. Boom.

I did look at it. I'll try it out, but I have no guilt in saying that very outdated graphics is a huge con in my mind when it comes to games.

#4 Posted by akaps (4 posts) -

Hey Giantbomb. New to this forum, but I've followed the site a bit in the past and know you guys are all fucking awesome.

Anyways, I just recently played the demo for the upcoming XCOM game on steam. I fell in love with the gameplay. I guess you would call it "tactical" or a "tactical rpg" but that ends up throwing it under the same category as Fire Emblem and FF tactics.

Not saying I don't like FE, Advance Wars, or FF tactics - I love those games. But they are MUCH more rpg-ish and honestly the RPG aspect is a huge part of your performance in the game. I felt like XCOM: Enemy Unknown weighted your decision making and positioning a lot more.

I dunno, I had a blast. I'll probably buy the game but until then, can anyone recommend me any other really good games that play similar that I might enjoy? For PC, by the way. I guess give me some 360 or PS3 recommendations if you want, but odds are, unless the game looks fucking amazing, i am not even going to bother. PCPCPC =)

Thanks doods