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Edited by Levius

Yeah, I'm buying this.

Also dumb Quest completed.

Posted by Hameyadea

This game is still pretty much Unknown to me

Posted by Crab_Slayer

My pre-order is paid off, I'm taking the day off from work, Tuesday just needs to get here.

Posted by Ares42

ye, this trailer honestly portrayed the game very well..... Still looking like a great game though, but if anyone buys the game based on this trailer they're probably gonna get disappointed.

Posted by MonkfishEsq

Don't think I can handle being forced to wait 3 extra days just because I live in the UK. Fuck retail. I hope you die tomorrow. Same with dishonoured too :c

Posted by Greenshoes

Is anyone else having problems with GB-videos lately?

Posted by Abendlaender

@MonkfishEsq:

I feel your pain. I hate you all. All of you. Especially YOU FRANK!

Posted by SadisticWOlf

Previous trailer was better.

Posted by Dahitman

To me it sounds like they're trying to play 3 songs at once over the ambient battlescape.

Posted by BlackLagoon

Aw, I was hoping for a more direct homage to the original's intro...

Edited by Sweetz

Normally I know right away games I will like and games I will not - but I'm having an incredibly tough time on deciding whether to get this. I'm an old PC gamer, but XCOM is not one of the things I played. I'm also not the biggest turn based strategy guy. They only vaguely similar thing I played recently are the Kings Bounty games and I enjoyed them, but I also had to play on easy after getting frustrated on normal.

Played the demo and with it being like 90% guided tutorial I can't get any sense of whether I'll enjoy the full game. The notion that you can play the game for 10 hours and get into a state where you've made too many bad decisions and you pretty much have to restart does not sit well with me.

At the same time I'm very interested specifically because I'm tired of action games and ready for a different kind of game. Ordinarily I'd just wait for the game to go on sale, but the pre-order incentives seems decent, especially the free copy of Civ 5 (though I probably would never play it).

Posted by JamesJeux007

Like I haven't pre-ordered already. You're funny Firaxis :'D

Posted by Solh0und

I haven't been up to speed on X-Com stuff but I'll give this a whirl sometime later this year.

Posted by sarahsdad

I think the most unrealistic part of this trailer is that the humans aren't getting turned to paste through most of it.

And I Love that.

Posted by Chris2KLee

Between the demo and Quicklook EX, I am DYING to play this game.

Posted by nate6858

I'm tremendously pumped for this game. Haven't bought a game on day 1 in quite a long time. It seems so far away :(

Posted by chiablo

I feel bad for anyone who buys the game after seeing the advertisements only. At no point do they ever indicate that it's a turn-based strategy game in any of their television commercials.

Posted by BitterAlmond

So pumped.

Posted by TheeGravedigger

I was sold on the game by the livestream that Firaxis did at Pax.

Posted by chilipeppersman

@Chris2KLee: second that! there arent enough cool turn based strategy games nowadays, this should be very refreshing!

Posted by Hangnail

@BlackLagoon: I feel your pain. =[

Posted by haggis

It looks like it's going to be decent. I hope this is a sign that some other developer will build a turn-based franchise from the ground up on the next gen of consoles, because while I love remakes, I'd love something new that isn't beholden to an old franchise. In the meanwhile, though, I imagine I'll be playing this all year if it actually delivers.

Posted by HalfDane1975

I'm so stoked !

Posted by Dagbiker

Just imagine what Zork would be like with a little wub wub.

Posted by Judge_Dredd

@chiablo: I was thinking the same thing, this looks identical to a Mass Effect commercial. Why not show the gameplay, least for a glimpse? Ha, I guess tactical stuff just doesn't look cool?

Posted by magicafiend

I feel like this game blew its advertising load early. They did so much promotion during the big live show and elsewhere about 3 weeks ago i was interested in the game. I feel the consumer hype was high back then but now many people have forgotten it was even coming out due to the delay between the big advertising push and the launch. Perhaps its just me....

Posted by Meteor_VII

Just pre-ordered on steam and got Civ 5 for free. Awesome.

Posted by mnzy

@chiablo said:

I feel bad for anyone who buys the game after seeing the advertisements only. At no point do they ever indicate that it's a turn-based strategy game in any of their television commercials.

It's almost misleading, to be honest.

Posted by Oherro

Looking forward to this. Last time I can recall ever playing this type of isometric strategy game was Fallout Tactics.

Posted by McDayman

@mnzy said:

@chiablo said:

I feel bad for anyone who buys the game after seeing the advertisements only. At no point do they ever indicate that it's a turn-based strategy game in any of their television commercials.

It's almost misleading, to be honest.

Eh, if people buy a game based on cinematic trailers, then so be it. A game like this could be a bridge for people who like action games to try something more tactical anyway. But then maybe I'd just really like to see this do very well and pull more strategy rpgs on to consoles.

Posted by McDayman

@Sweetz: It's ultimately your money and your choice, but I say go for it. If there was ever a pc genre game that can successfully attract people who are unfamiliar to these types, I'm willing to bet this is it.

Regarding your hesitation about a game you can lose 10 hours in: yeah, that can be frustrating, but keep in mind, this is exactly the type of game where you make your own story. It is not about a single scripted play-through to see all the levels and watch the set events unfold. This is about making choices and creating and customizing your own story. It may all fall apart before you get to the end, but then the next time you try, it can all unfold differently.

Posted by ninjalegend

I can't wait for this game. Also, Dishonored comes out the same day. I will have pizza and beer on standby. "Commander Borracho, your squad is ready." I wonder if I can finish both games before work on Thursday? Probably not.

Also, is blue the new brown? After all the brown military shooters, it seems as if blue is trending. And is the NDA up for this game as it shows the game informer 9.5 out of 10 in the trailer? Probably not, as the review is not up on that site. I wonder how GI feels about their score being revealed in a trailer first?

Edited by Cobra_Kai

And the award for most misleading trailer of the year goes tooo...

I preordered this bad boy already, I`m getting the elite soldier pack and turning EVERYONE into guile guy

-even the women!

X com baby!

Posted by RetroVirus

3 more days and I LITERALLY cannot stop thinking about it. Love that music, too.

Posted by takua108

@Sweetz said:

Ordinarily I'd just wait for the game to go on sale, but the pre-order incentives seems decent, especially the free copy of Civ 5 (though I probably would never play it).

You say that. You say that now.

Then one day you'l be bored and think "eh I'll try this Civ thing and see what it's all about."

Next thing you know, you'll wonder where the last eight hours went.

Posted by Marz

I'll probably get this game if Dishonored doesn't pan out to be the greatest game out this year next week :P

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

@chiablo said:

I feel bad for anyone who buys the game after seeing the advertisements only. At no point do they ever indicate that it's a turn-based strategy game in any of their television commercials.

This. I can't wait for this game and I've had it preordered for many months, but these trailers are misleading.

Posted by Phr4nk0

@Abendlaender said:

@MonkfishEsq:

I feel your pain. I hate you all. All of you. Especially YOU FRANK!

Man what did I do now? I'm sorry.

Did anybody else just get an ad for XCOM before watching the trailer for XCOM. XCOM got me from both ends, I feel violated.

Edited by MeatSim

Get this or Dishonored it's a tough call for me. I will probably just get both and blow through most of my fall game budget.

Posted by torus

Really, GB? Forcing us to watch advertisements so that we can WATCH AN ADVERTISEMENT?

Wow.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

That guy stood in place and out of cover for about five seconds to throw a grenade. ELITE INTERNATIONAL OPERATIVES GO!!!

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Posted by Terramagi

Reminds me of the Starcraft 2 advertisements.

In that, at the end of it, you've seen every cinematic in the game but none of the gameplay.

Posted by Peanut

Wow...they sure did make that look like some kind of third-person shooter and not at all like a tactical strategy game. Kinda disappointed they decided to be incredibly misleading in their ads.

Posted by TheHT

Oh boy. Seeing that biotic soldier and knowing I can customize my troops is making me really want to pick this up. Also almost getting valkyria chronicles today because I was in the mood for some proper "fuck up and this dude is DEAD" turn based strategy also contributes. I think I'm totally gonna buy this on steam tomorrow. Dishonored was never much of a stand out to me, even if dark messiah was fun and the dude what designed city 17 and he combine is involved. I'll get that later.

Posted by MackSterling

You know, the length and the timing of the trailer really seems like it would have been better if they used a remix or remake of the original games intro theme.

Posted by Doppelgamer

@Peanut said:

Wow...they sure did make that look like some kind of third-person shooter and not at all like a tactical strategy game. Kinda disappointed they decided to be incredibly misleading in their ads.

Glad someone else felt the same way. Here I was hoping for some gameplay footage to confirm that it was in the same vein of the original, and as usual the people in advertising showed only the flashy bits, and removed the substance.

Posted by VaultBoy

If only more turn-based, tactical games would get made. While the game looks great, I'd pay to support this game just in the hopes that it'd get a few more tactical games out there.