tisdag 31 augusti 2010

X-COM: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense

X-COM: Enemy Unknown or as it was called in the us: X-COM: UFO Defense.

This was one of my first gaming experience with turn based strategy growing up.
This was also one of my best memories as far as in pulling my hair out in frustration over how fucking hard this game was.

First made in 1993 by Mythos games and MicroProse this game was one of the most complex games for it's time and style.
The game itself was as they called it a turn based strategy game but if you have played this game more then 10 minutes then you know that it is A LOT more.

The amount of research upgrades and training you can do in your base, on your soldiers, ships and more  made it look more of an RPG/Sim game then a strategy game, and the simplicity as well as Depth at the same time made this game a very player friendly yet a complex gaming experience for you to waste half your summer on (Or well fall as it is now).


Fun fact: There are 2 books that is based on this game story (even thou this game lacks it)
The only story you can make out of this game is that you are a mercenary that is getting paid to kill aliens.





Your object in this game is simply put, Build a base upgrade your troops hunt aliens upgrade some more build some more hunt some more and build more bases. Sound easy right?
W R O N G.
The Ai in this game is a bitch on wheels and a jet pack on it's back.
If you like saving and loading a lot this game can be easy but if you wanna play this game as it is intended to on super human and only save/load after each mission then you are going to have a hell of a time and pulling your hair out more times then a scab fox.
If you do not have more then one base for instant the aliens are going to take over some country and cut your funding's and make your life a living hell.

Think of this game as a game of poker, even if play all your cards right and have the best hand before the last card some fucking idiot is going hit the straight flush on the last card and blow a nuke on your ship or some thing...... Or at least an eteral is going to mind control your best unit that has a high explosive rocket that is going to kill at least 90% of your team and destroy any thing of value.



The artwork in this game is as you can expect from a 90's sprite game simple but made well
even thou it might seem a bit primitive for it's time 1993 was the year that grate games like; Sim City 2000, Myst and Doom to name a few




Fun fact; the world record in completing the game is as of now 60minutes. my personal best was about 9years......



Even thou it had a bit primitive look it still felt like a AAA+ title on the graphic's and info and i think it was all because the beautiful artwork beside from the in game sprites for example, when you had researched a dead alien the pictures and all the info about the creature or even item or ship that you captured was detailed and magnificent


Fun fact; The secound installment of the game X-com terror from the deep was EVEN harder then the first title.
Not even i haven't yet completed it whiteout cheating... 





I have loads of fun memories from this game growing up cursing at the screen whining about the game and getting yelld at for yelling and cursing to much..
And with the "remake" of this game coming for xbox 360 in 2010(?) this is a sure pick for any strategy fan out there that likes a challenge.

I rate this game a SOLID 9/10

48 kommentarer:

  1. I remember this game. Loved it back in the day.

    SvaraRadera
  2. I remember seeing cheats for this in some PSX mag years back.

    Might actually go and check this out now.

    SvaraRadera
  3. I never actually got around to playing this... too bad they're gonna ruin it with the FPS coming up.

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  4. Joenan the Barbarian. well this game series died after apocalys and some say even on terror of the deep so i dont think a newthinking in the gameserie can be that bad.

    SvaraRadera
  5. whoa im actually gonna get this, thx~

    SvaraRadera
  6. Damn I might have to check this one out. Looks interesting.

    SvaraRadera
  7. isn't there a new game of this coming out.

    SvaraRadera
  8. Regh, yeah i hope you will review it. i sure will when it comes ;)

    SvaraRadera
  9. Wow this one really brings back memories from my old gaming days.

    SvaraRadera
  10. Nice article. Will see if I can get a hands on this game.

    SvaraRadera
  11. cool
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  12. nice showing my support ;) following follow back.

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  13. whats up dude. checkin out new blogs and showin support. view mine?

    SvaraRadera
  14. hi bro, nice post today..
    i'll sure keep coming to check the news
    so bring that shit up!
    also, i might post about that thing i told you tomorrow
    be sure to check it out
    take care :)

    SvaraRadera
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  16. Will be interesting to see how the new one turns out.

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  17. i never played this. looks awesome

    SvaraRadera
  18. lol it look like realy old :)

    SvaraRadera
  19. @ poopstm read the article maybe =P?

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  20. Hey man, I enjoyed this review..check my blog out..you might like it.

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  21. I've never played this game. I'll probably check it out. If you had to compare the AI to any more "Modern" game, what would it be?

    SvaraRadera
  22. Hey there! Never played this game actually.. Thought I'd check in and show some support, still got a nice blog going here I see, very good ;-) Have a great day!

    SvaraRadera
  23. @ Berial well i can't really think of any.. but let's say a korean starcraft player. or Michael J. Fox in a shaking contest.. but this is only if you play on superhuman. you can still have on easy or on normal and get a fun gaming experience.

    SvaraRadera
  24. Great game. It's a shame alot of the games these days aren't similar.

    SvaraRadera
  25. looks funny i should try it

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    SvaraRadera
  26. sounds like a cool game.....gonna have to try it

    SvaraRadera
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  28. I never herd of this game, where can i try it?

    SvaraRadera
  29. @ Viperman it's a freeware or abounded ware now i think. so head to the pirate bay and download it or from some other site that deals with that kind of things.

    SvaraRadera
  30. good times my man good times....


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  31. Great review, I'm digging the site! Keep it up!

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  32. Never got into it. Your review makes me wanna play it though. I probably should.

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  33. Interesting blog.

    Follow me I am already following you.

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  34. @ Admin Ineed you should :) it's only slow on the first level and then it rocks and floxes all the way to the top.... if that made any sense

    SvaraRadera
  35. never played it.

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  36. I love this game but it always got so difficult I would always stop after I got my ass kicked on the first invasion missions

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  38. Nice review. Sharing the love. Followed. Follow back. http://toomuchcoffeetoolittletime.blogspot.com/

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  39. Classic game.

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  40. Review Eric the Unready! :D

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  41. nice game

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