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Edited by lolgreg

775 million alien blobs.

Posted by FunExplosions

SexCom? Eh?

Posted by Mystyr_E
@lolgreg: gah, quit being first :P
Posted by VoshiNova

Really excited for this

Edited by Toxin066
@lolgreg said:

" 775 million alien blobs. "

I see what you did there! And I agree with it.
 
I'm actually pretty anxious to see how this game turns out.
Posted by Branthog
Posted by HooliganTuesday

Brad when they say 
 "  with X-com we're really trying to preserve the spirit of the original games....." 
You say"  by turning a series of quasi-futuristic squad based tactical shooters into a FPS set in the 50s where you shoot blobs of black goo?"

Posted by Daveyo520

I am so looking foreword to this game.

Posted by KainCarver

Meh...disappointment to say the least.

Posted by WWWackyson

Some pretty impressive ears on this guy. 
 
He definitely seems to be aware of each of the specific complaints people have with this game. Even so, I'm still not sold.

Posted by MindSwell

Urge to kill....rising.....

Posted by dvorak

This was probably the first time I've seen a PR guy even admit the presence of a negative attitude to their own game. Really refreshing.

Posted by Tennmuerti
@HooliganTuesday said:
" Brad when they say  "  with X-com we're really trying to preserve the spirit of the original games....." You say"  by turning a series of quasi-futuristic squad based tactical shooters into a FPS set in the 50s where you shoot blobs of black goo?" "
THIS a 100 times THIS.
Posted by Besetment

"You guys have taken a pretty storied and revered franchise that was one kind of game and turned it into a very different kind of game. Brave move on your part, given the devotion of the X-COM fanbase."
 
I'm reminded of Fallout.

Posted by Kagamine

Most interesting at E3 in my opinion.

Posted by kitsune_conundrum

man F this guy.

Posted by Zarx

so there is still the R&D and faction relation elements and such? so maybe this won't be a total wash. if only it wasn't set in the 50s with a light clean art style (the opposite of the original) and dumb looking UFOs and aliens this would be my most wanted game ever (ok maybe if the combat was like the original or at least as an option but a FPS wouldn't be to bad as long as it is squad based and tactical like rainbow six: vegas or something). 

Posted by Tennmuerti
@Besetment said:
" "You guys have taken a pretty storied and revered franchise that was one kind of game and turned it into a very different kind of game. Brave move on your part, given the devotion of the X-COM fanbase."  I'm reminded of Fallout. "
Unfortunately the media pretty much ignored or derided the Fallout fans, voicing no concerns at all.
But they seem quite concerned about how true to the originals are games like Deus Ex or Xcom.
Funny that huh....
Posted by Ratfoot
@Tennmuerti: Yes nobody likes you original Fallout fans now get out.
Posted by Rhaknar

I love the look of this game, cant wait to see more.

Edited by charlie_victor_bravo

OK, this game looks interesting, but it is clearly not proper X-Com game. If I buy this game, I am saying loudly "I am OK with you not making turn based X-Com! Keep making FPS games! Forget the strategy games!" 
 
They just should had released this as a new title with homages to X-Com. Then X-Com fans would have liked it whole lot more.

Posted by thebigJ_A

Ok, it's not the old x-coms. Looking at it without that filter though, this seems like one of the most interesting games I've seen in years. Emergent mission that you have to pick and choose, the stay-until-you-can't-then-run mechanic, managing resources, etc etc. All in a shooter by people who know how to make shooters? I'm sold. I want this, and will buy it. (I really do wish it weren't called XCOM, though.)
Posted by Tennmuerti
@Ratfoot said:
" @Tennmuerti: Yes nobody likes you original Fallout fans now get out. "
Heh funny.
Posted by Norusdog

this game is not xcom.  fuck these guys.  it looks really stupid.

Posted by limecloud

775 million times cooler than Leigh Alexander.

Posted by Baggykins

really loving the looks of this game.

Posted by Periscope

Game has a great art style.  Looking forward to seeing more

Posted by svxtc

Did I hear "Combo Breaker" from Killer Instinct at around the 4:00 mark????????

Posted by Koalanuts

Looks a fun game can't wait

Posted by Robin_Gr

Those enemies don't really do much for me. I hope they change it up once you get into the game.

Posted by Nathando

I'm glad Brad addresses how bold the move to change X-Com's format is.  It just doesn't come off as a game that should be called "X-Com" to me.

Posted by MeatSim

Looks good so far but you might as well call it a different game.

Posted by myslead

still unsure about this

Posted by Blair

I think XCOM looks rad.  I didn't play the originals but I love this art style and atmosphere.

Posted by SuperJoe

Those oily blobs are ripped from the X-Files.

Posted by Saijobob

Not sold on the idea yet, but will wait and see what is interesting about the game beyond "FPS with black goo"
Posted by NutForest

Looks a bit "meh" in my opinion. But let's wait and see.

Posted by CaptainFish

What he said sounded a lot more like the original X-Com games than their advertising and trailers showed. Hopefully we'll get a demo of some of those base features. Honestly, I was saying this game isn't X-Com like everyone else, but if it has those strategic aspects of research, winning approval, and transient dynamic missions, then it has everything I would want. Sure the alien design seems weak, but remember that the designs in the first games were pretty cliche or weird. The more important thing is having a wide array of different aliens with different aspects and strengths. This interview turned me into a hopeful.

Posted by Matterless

Toxic dispersant will fix it.
Posted by Boiglenoight

Which will come out first? An iPhone for Verizon or a real X-Com game?

Posted by Mayu_Zane
@thebigJ_A: Yeah, knowing more about how the game works really changed my expectations for this game. It could be really, really cool.
Posted by zoozilla

I'm interested to see more of the mission structure stuff.

Posted by Jugg

Looks interesting

Posted by demonbear
@CaptainFish said:
" What he said sounded a lot more like the original X-Com games than their advertising and trailers showed. Hopefully we'll get a demo of some of those base features. Honestly, I was saying this game isn't X-Com like everyone else, but if it has those strategic aspects of research, winning approval, and transient dynamic missions, then it has everything I would want. Sure the alien design seems weak, but remember that the designs in the first games were pretty cliche or weird. The more important thing is having a wide array of different aliens with different aspects and strengths. This interview turned me into a hopeful. "
Exactly the same for me man.
Posted by mosdef

you forgot to ask the most important question.  reveal the mystery of where the hyphen went.

Posted by cyrax

Closed doors FTL. Game looks promising. Too bad about the name.

Posted by Jimbo

This is 2010.  There is nothing "brave" or "bold" about taking a popular non-shooter franchise and turning it into a shooter.  Deciding not to do that would be an infinitely braver decision, no?
 
Personally, I'm optimistic about it.  The strategy/base stuff sounds interesting, but I think keeping some kind of squad control element in tact is really crucial.  When people in this situation talk about 'pillars' of a franchise -as the Deus Ex guy did, and the Bioware guys often do- squad control is absolutely a pillar of X-Com.

Posted by Bludgeoner86

What the guy is saying about the game and the trailer sound like two different things. In other words I like what he has to say, but I don't like what I'm seeing (in comparison to the other X-Com games)

Posted by artofwar420

Only after this interview the game clicked, I think it will deserve to be called XCOM. At least in the same way Fallout 3 did.

Posted by Kazona

I've never played any of the other XCOM games, so I'm not all up-in-arms about this new direction. However, I also can't say that I'm blown away by what I've seen. It has a cool art style, and some neat ideas, that's for sure, but for some reason it just doesn't click with me.  
 
But who knows, Red Dead didn't click with me when I first saw it, and now I love it. Maybe the same will happen with this game.

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