The original X-COM: UFO Defense is often regarded among the top strategy and PC games of all time and so after a decade of inactivity we finally get a reboot to the series. XCOM: Enemy Unknown follows the spirit from the original game but it also applies over a decade of advancements in gaming by streamlining the overall experience. Be sure to check out the written review as I also took the perspective of a massive fan from the original game and I’ll say that there are a few surprises to be seen below.
If you are a regular viewer of the Fraxial Show you should know by now that I have really been enjoying XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The core mechanics in this tactical turn-based strategy game are executed so well that my entire focus was locked in for the past few weeks. Having finally completed this fantastic game, I share with you what makes XCOM one of the best games of 2012.
XCOM is a damn good game. We had to do it justice and play a quick multiplayer match while giving you the weekly gaming news. As usual at this time of year, there are very few game releases worth talking about.
The highlights in terms of news was the trailer for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game from CD Projekt Red.
Now beyond the trailer above, there was a neat hidden message embedded at the end of the video providing more details on their upcoming plans. Reddit user mcpower_ was kind enough to transcribe the entire message which can be seen in the link below.
To wrap things up, I also suggest taking a look at this short ‘making of’ article that details how they designed and recorded everything in the trailer.
We should be releasing a first impressions video on Resident Evil 5, while it is a game behind the series we did have quite a bit of fun trying it out. As always, if you have any comments or suggestions please let us know !
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