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Edited by Stimpack

hurray! Also, I can't wait to play X-com again. Enough of the imitations! =)

Posted by Morningstar

No I dont. Waiting for the full game.

Posted by Zurv

I can't wait! pre-ordered it on steam yesterday (when the pre-order FINALLY went live)

Posted by CaLe

I was looking at the Steam page trying to find some gameplay of this and there was none, so this is timely, thanks.

Posted by Veektarius

I think the little action cutaways might be a little too long, but then again, they might just build the tension of what your attack will accomplish.

Posted by Butano

Looks sweet. And of course Sid is a bionic.

Posted by DeathbyYeti
Posted by TheEvilCory

6 minutes is lengthy? I guess this is the internet.

Posted by DMan777
Posted by Silvergun

Now we know the REAL reason we say up until 4am playing Sid Meier's games!

Posted by warxsnake

I wonder if you could turn off the action cinematics, they seem to slow down the pace

Posted by crusader8463

@TheEvilCory said:

6 minutes is lengthy? I guess this is the internet.

6 is average. Nothing to be ashamed of by 6.

My birthday is on September 21st, and I'm more excited for October 9th then my own birthday because it means I get to finally play this game. I think I would go something something if they pushed this game back.

Posted by genericHenle

@Veektarius said:

I think the little action cutaways might be a little too long, but then again, they might just build the tension of what your attack will accomplish.

If I remember right, I saw an interview where the dev said you can turn off the action cutscenes. They're only there if you want them.

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Posted by Foggen

This is the pimpest looking turn based strategy game I've ever seen.

Posted by Dustpan

@warxsnake said:

I wonder if you could turn off the action cinematics, they seem to slow down the pace

Yes, they can be turned off.

Posted by Veektarius

@genericHenle said:

@Veektarius said:

I think the little action cutaways might be a little too long, but then again, they might just build the tension of what your attack will accomplish.

If I remember right, I saw an interview where the dev said you can turn off the action cutscenes. They're only there if you want them.

Yeah, but I do want them. I just want slightly less of them.

Posted by Rodin

i thought that ammo wasn't a thing in this, did they add it in while i was looking, or did i just miss that?

Posted by BeachThunder

@crusader8463 said:

@TheEvilCory said:

6 minutes is lengthy? I guess this is the internet.

6 is average. Nothing to be ashamed of by 6.

:o Oh no you di'int

Already preordered; I hope that if this does well, they'll consider doing a Terror From the Deep remake...

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Posted by Bandit_Fox

I've been on the fence since I could never really get into the original X-com (heresy, I know), but now I'm in. Looks pretty sweet.

Posted by Ghost_Cat

Is it just me, or was there only one female model in this entire demo?

Posted by Saganomics

@CaLe said:

I was looking at the Steam page trying to find some gameplay of this and there was none, so this is timely, thanks.

2K has some fantastic gameplay footage from PAX up on Twitch.tv, including a couple of matches between the lead designer and some goony-looking dude they pulled from the crowd. You should check it out if you get the chance.

Posted by Mumrik

2:55 in they're really doing everything in their power to channel some Mass Effect. The setting, the music and even using the word "reaper" there - what a weird little moment.

Posted by Undeadpool

THAT! WAS! AWE! SOME! *clap clap clapclapclap*

Posted by Heti

You call this lengthy?

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Posted by dgSean

There will always be room on my shelf for another lighthearted inter-planetary romp, especially amongst the heavy collection of games that take themselves way too seriously that I've seemed to amass.

I actually replayed A Crack in Time a few weekends ago after pounding through spec ops and darkness 2, it was incredibly refreshing, IMO there aren't enough quality titles to fill that space, nor do I have confidence in many dev shops to pull it off. If Insomniac keeps making them I'm going to keep buying them. Definitely one of my favorite franchises.

Posted by Abendlaender

Already Preordered. Giving me the chance to play as a Psychic Sid Meier? DEAL!

Edited by Fredddi43

Sid Meier? That's just too much awesome

Posted by advkow

Totally going to play this game. So awesome

Posted by Weatherking

I think the enemy visual design was way better in the original xcom, but hey! Aliens and shit!

Posted by asantosbr

Never send a rookie to do Sid Meier's job. VIDEO POSTED BY ALEX ON SEPT. 7, 2012 ??????? What is that supposed to mean? This game looks amazing, i had the chance to play it at gamescom and it is the game i amos exited about to the rest of the year. Also 6 min is a lengthy videao? LOL

Posted by KlUMZeE

I think it's great that they just use Sid Meier as a playable unit in the game like it's not weird.

Posted by MrKlorox

Wait, it's six and a half minutes? I was expecting a 20+ minute demo, which isn't even considered lengthy by GiantBomb's standards.

Posted by SkullcrusherMountain

Want some Rye?

Posted by triviaman09

So... "Reaper Squad" = Spectres from ME?

Posted by SuperJoe

Avengers 360-pan at the end.

Edited by Tennmuerti

@triviaman09: Seriously?

@asantosbr: There are rookies at the start, who fail, so they send in Sid Meier, it's an expression Alex a staff member used to be funny.

Posted by Amafi

Can not wait for this to come out. I've played a ton of the original and most every other turn based strategy game that could capture some part of what made it so great over the years (JA, Silent Storm are the only ones outside of the first two x-coms I've ever returned to) and this looks even cooler than what I'd imagined a Firaxis made remake/reimagining/whatever would be like. October can't come fast enough.

Edited by Kamylow

@CaLe: Hey there. On top of the youtube channel they have a Twitch account too and there is 3 vids for around 10h worth of Xcom (multi too) with the dev team & BL2 if you want. Just go there and scroll through the vids as there are some idle time, talks about those plus NBA 2K13 and they switch from one game to another.

Posted by andrewf87462

Not exactly a lengthy demo, but it does look interesting.

Posted by RetroVirus

Just pre-ordered! Looking forward to digging through it.

Posted by VooDooPC

Did I miss it or did they never kill the little Alien that was next to the Berserk?

Posted by wewantsthering

Man oh man this looks good!

Posted by Beomoose

I played this at PAX and nearly went back through the line to do it again. Great demo and it looks/feels great.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

I'm kinda proud that this has become the focus of the X-Com rebirth instead of the FPS. Way to go, people. Way to go.

Posted by fox01313

Not too lengthy but does great at showing off the interface & the general gameplay which looks like a great improvement on this new x-com game. Can't wait.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

Well. This looks pretty awesome.

Edited by Cavalier

@Rodin said:

i thought that ammo wasn't a thing in this, did they add it in while i was looking, or did i just miss that?

You still have to reload, just don't have to carry any clips in your backpack.

Posted by JSwan13

Looks great!

Posted by l4wd0g

The music was very Mass Effectish

Posted by Floppypants

Another game from Firaxis that is going to absorb my life. This is looking phenomenal.

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