I don't know how many of you played the original X-COM. It's available on steam right now, if you're interested. Anyway, the remake. This just might be the game to make me become a PC gamer again. Seriously, check this out:
I probably won't buy it immediately. The series has been gone for far too long to trust the devs completely. But hey, if they manage to capture the feel and depth of the original, I'm buying this. What the hell, I even want that thing's terrible Murphy Law engine to come back.
I've been meaning to pick up the original when I get a chance; this looks interesting (I like the re-designs in the link), but like Victor it'll be a wait and see thing for me. I'd love to see a faithful X-com remake (though there are some fan ones about already.)
Also, kind of interested in seeing how the revamp X-Com turns out, the 1950's style one, though I'm not a huge fan of the FPS thing. Hope that turns out alright.
Okay thanks haha I'll have to do that. A friend of mine suggested I also try and make up little stories for my soldiers when they fight the aliens. He says a lot of people used to do that when the game first came out.
Did you get to see any of the aerial combat segments of the game or was it just the shooty bits?
They just did one shooty bit and talked to us about the rest. The aerial combat sounds very interesting and I look forward to seeing it in action.
They also took us to the base and holy crap that is so amazing! You build your own base which you view from a side-view. They said they've taking to calling it the antfarm and that's an appropriate name. You can set your base up however you want and you can research and upgrade the different rooms and your soldiers.
True to the original, if a character dies they're dead and there's no regenerating health during a battle or anything like that.
Your squad is initially limited to 4 but can be upgraded to 6. They did this on purpose as in the original while it sucked to lose anybody, one loss wasn't too big of a deal. They wanted each loss to make a huge impact.
Your reserves can go up to a confirmed 99 people waiting in your barracks and it sounded like there's no hard limit.
As far as research goes, you can't do EVERYTHING so choose wisely.
You collect resources from killed enemies, and killing them with explosives makes it so you don't get anything from them at the end of the mission.
There's something similar to the robot tanks of the original called the SHIV (Super Heavy Infantry Vehicle). These are expensive and better than a new soldier, but can't be upgraded so in the long run a trained soldier is better than them.