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Edited by BachoGrande

I'm really intrigued by the new EXALT group! Looks fantastic.

Posted by Morningstar

Sounds underwhelming so far. An expansion with more story stuff would be preferable. Either that or a sequel. I see a lot of people are interested in this though, so good luck =)

Posted by CaLe

I thought this already came out and was wondering why there were no reviews. Seems it's actually not out yet! I'm still undecided, so nice to get a look at it here.

Posted by Zevvion

I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Enemy Unknown. Played over 300 hours on 360, recently also bought it on PC. Finished Impossible, finished all second wind options and still want to play more of it.

This is the only game I've ever followed extremely closely to see what's going to be in it. I was never as interested in an expansion as this one. I seriously can't wait to play this. All the new content looks/sounds great.

I love you guys for making this.

PS: I really hope you fixed the most annoying bugs like teleport and flanking bug though.

Edited by EveretteScott

I like how clearly they are there to show off Exalt and covert missions and Vinny is just asking about whatever he wants. They guy seemed apprehensive at first 'b-but exalt?'.

Posted by Tennmuerti

Woa, nice!

Posted by MikeJFlick

and ummm ah was hoping for a bit more, this looks like it would of made for great DLC a month after the games release, but it's been what...? a year? for what a distraction for mid-game?

Posted by rasko_the_brave

....now i wanna play Xcom again.

Posted by Ares42

These demo tour QL EXs are always really awkward =/

Posted by ll_Exile_ll

I just wish this guy would turn off "PR mode" and just talk about the game more casually. Quick Look EXs are always hit or miss as far as entertainment value is concerned, I'd say this was a miss.

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Posted by Cretaceous_Bob

Oh god it's the "uh" "um" guy again.

Edited by Tennmuerti

Holy shit this was an awkward one.

Posted by Ares42

and ummm ah was hoping for a bit more, this looks like it would of made for great DLC a month after the games release, but it's been what...? a year? for what a distraction for mid-game?

If you ask me, this is exactly how DLC should be done. It's the perfect reason to come back to the game after you've forgotten a lot and it's sorta like getting a fresh start on a game you know is awesome. If this had come out a month after release it would just be a nice little bonus to a game I was still enjoying. Now it's so much more.

Edited by EveretteScott

and ummm ah was hoping for a bit more, this looks like it would of made for great DLC a month after the games release, but it's been what...? a year? for what a distraction for mid-game?

Theres much more to it than just what is being showcased in this video. They mention a few but you can always look it up to get more facts.

Edited by bybeach

Went from misguided to traitor pretty quick. Typical gubinent attitude....can I play on the Exalt side? Unless they are like those guys who mass suicided some years back. I like the gubinent more than suicide, comparatively speaking.

QL EX's are a sometimes un-necessary evil to me. But this didn't go for too long.

Posted by l4wd0g

I can hardly wait.

Exalt with rocket launchers look like real assholes

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Edited by stenchlord

Ummmm... Ahhhh. Umm. Umm... Ummmm.... Ahhhhh.... Umm..

Posted by LarryDavis

and ummm ah was hoping for a bit more, this looks like it would of made for great DLC a month after the games release, but it's been what...? a year? for what a distraction for mid-game?

It's as enhancing, if not more so, than the Civ expansions. And XCOM is pretty similar, though single player only.

Posted by Sarx

Dying makes you bald.

Posted by CharAznable

Is that Lee "Hawk" Reherman in the screen shot?

Posted by MildMolasses

Yo, watching people play xcom is mad boring!

Posted by AngelN7

Vinny is right they should've called them XALT ... is like XCOM but altered!

Posted by Laksa

Ummm .... ah... and....ah ..... emmmm. ....ah .....ah... the ah... ummmmm....because ..ah... until ah....um...and...ah....

Really annoying.

Posted by GunsAreDrawn

The original game is great but I don't really want this. It feels like X COM Enemy Unknown came out many years ago for some reason. I was more looking forward to a sequel than an add-on.

Posted by jaredog

Totally forgot that Ananda Gupta worked at Firaxis. That guy co-designed my favorite board game ever: Twilight Struggle. Looking forward to this.

Posted by drew327

People making way too big a deal, wasn't awkward at all.

Edited by deathstriker666

Sounds underwhelming so far. An expansion with more story stuff would be preferable. Either that or a sequel. I see a lot of people are interested in this though, so good luck =)

Why would Firaxis add more story elements when Enemy Unknown had the most laughable cliched and generic story in any video game from 2012 and yet still sold incredibly well. Don't even get me started on that ending. Fuck. How did Enemy Unknown earn GOTY last year?

Edited by DoctorLazy

This guy is no Jake Solomon.

Posted by Veotax

@morningstar said:

Sounds underwhelming so far. An expansion with more story stuff would be preferable. Either that or a sequel. I see a lot of people are interested in this though, so good luck =)

Why would Firaxis add more story elements when Enemy Unknown had the most laughable cliched and generic story in any video game from 2012 and yet still sold incredibly well. Don't even get me started on that ending. Fuck. How did Enemy Unknown earn GOTY last year?

Because it's a strategy game, who gives a shit about story in Xcom? The story is "Aliens are invading, go kill them" and also some fluff when you research stuff.

Posted by NoelVeiga

@angeln7 said:

Vinny is right they should've called them XALT ... is like XCOM but altered!

The third expansion should have introduced XDEL and getting all three in the same mission would reboot the universe.

Anyway, weird EX demo aside, the music got me right back and wanting to do another XCOM run... but now I have to wait for the expansion to be out, because I don't want to start and lose progress when the thing hits.

I guess mission accomplished for the game's marketers? But not really, because come on, I was always going to buy this right away. I was already gone.

Posted by weavminas

@sarx: I'm hoping thatis just a press build issue that will finally be fixed when it's released. The line coming off his soldiers back to the skyranger was annoying too.

Posted by gaminghooligan

XCOM Vinny!

Edited by Tennmuerti

Man I really hope they redesign the final mission a bit at least.

By the end any Xcom:EU campaign just became a steamroll and the final mission was one of the least challenging parts of the game. If you go into that same mission with even more powerful new toys it would be kinda sad.

Posted by wh00kie

I looked at the comments just to see if anyone had mentioned the "umm, uhhhhhhh, uhh, ummmmm , uhhhhhhh" :P USE WORDS MAN

Posted by Vitor

@zevvion said:

I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Enemy Unknown. Played over 300 hours on 360, recently also bought it on PC. Finished Impossible, finished all second wind options and still want to play more of it.

This is the only game I've ever followed extremely closely to see what's going to be in it. I was never as interested in an expansion as this one. I seriously can't wait to play this. All the new content looks/sounds great.

I love you guys for making this.

PS: I really hope you fixed the most annoying bugs like teleport and flanking bug though.

OMG those bugs broke the game for me. Completed it twice but they steered me away from ever trying a run on the hardest difficulty.

Also, really really wish that enemies would actively patrol instead of just standing in set areas.

Posted by Zevvion

@morningstar said:

Sounds underwhelming so far. An expansion with more story stuff would be preferable. Either that or a sequel. I see a lot of people are interested in this though, so good luck =)

Why would Firaxis add more story elements when Enemy Unknown had the most laughable cliched and generic story in any video game from 2012 and yet still sold incredibly well. Don't even get me started on that ending. Fuck. How did Enemy Unknown earn GOTY last year?

Because it's called Game of the Year. Not story of the year which is the only thing you seem to be taking into account. The gameplay was superb. If you're looking at an XCOM expansion for more story then you really didn't get what the game was about in the first place.

It's like saying you play Borderlands for the story. People don't play these types of games over and over and over again because the story is so great.

Edited by gbrading

Thing is, after I played through the main campaign of Enemy Unknown I don't really want to do it again. I like that they're doing an old-fashioned expansion but it could have done with an expansion-style campaign to go with it.

Posted by RetroVirus

Awww yeah, that XCOM commander announcer guy is back!

Edited by Xymox

Call me when you can play as the XALT.

Edited by soupbones

Im confused - is this an add-on to my existing game? Or a completely new, stand alone game?

Either way, I'm in - love me some Xcom.

--Nevermind. They clear it up at the end of the video. Man...wish this was coming to next gen. It's coming out so close to PS4.

Posted by avantegardener

Wait.. the enemy was... within? Covert ops stuff sounds really interesting and good excuse to replay X-COM and fold in slingshot (which I bought and never played).

Edited by seannao

Yes it's um uhhhh...

Well I can't um.. uhh.. get back into X-Com with this ... is it ok to call it an expansion pack? It's um uhhhh... bigger than a booster pack.. but it's um uhhh.

Posted by Oi_Blimey
@morningstar said:

Sounds underwhelming so far. An expansion with more story stuff would be preferable. Either that or a sequel. I see a lot of people are interested in this though, so good luck =)

Why would Firaxis add more story elements when Enemy Unknown had the most laughable cliched and generic story in any video game from 2012 and yet still sold incredibly well. Don't even get me started on that ending. Fuck. How did Enemy Unknown earn GOTY last year?

Because Xcom's gameplay trumps the simple story it has. Same thing happened to Walking Dead that got a lot of awards because the story and storytelling mechanics trump the lack of gameplay.

Posted by bawalo

I don't want to be so hard on him but the presenter could really benefit from actively trying to stop using "uhhm.. And uhh.."

Made this a bit of a hard watch.

Posted by Zevvion

@gbrading said:

Thing is, after I played through the main campaign of Enemy Unknown I don't really want to do it again. I like that they're doing an old-fashioned expansion but it could have done with an expansion-style campaign to go with it.

I still play Enemy Unknown to this day. I've played it countless times. I'm on game 24 or something. I think this expansion is more aimed at players like myself. It's just meant as a breath of fresh air so people can continue playing like they did before. Civilization has received many of these style of expansion packs. They work really well for the core crowd that was still playing that game anyway.

I actually think it's pretty cool they do this stuff.

Posted by radioactivez0r

Yeah I'm ready for more XCOM - main game + Slingshot + this should be sufficiently new and different, plus it's more XCOM.

Edited by KirkyX

Commander Straker, eh? He's a SHADOwy fellow.

(As references go, it was a tad on the nose, but I'll take it.)

Edited by OllyOxenFree

Edited by FromanCamper

Anyone else think the EXALT guys look a little like the Xcom: declassified guys?

Posted by Ares42

@gbrading said:

Thing is, after I played through the main campaign of Enemy Unknown I don't really want to do it again. I like that they're doing an old-fashioned expansion but it could have done with an expansion-style campaign to go with it.

It's really strange to me how people think of X-Com as having a campaign. You can hear it from how Jeff and Vinny talks about the game too. It's like you haven't understood the point of the game at all.

I get it if you didn't enjoy the gameplay, but then why would you even finish it. The whole point of the game is that if you enjoy the gameplay you can play it over and over and be met with new challenges. Sure it does get somewhat predictable after a while, but thinking you've explored the game after one playthrough is just strange to me.

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