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.
A few new game releases to talk about this week. As for news, we discuss the new Metal Gear Rising trailer and its upcoming release. We also bring up the addition of the new C7 Corvette to GT5. Lastly, we mention the new game by the developers of the game Syndicate called STORM, which has little information as of yet.
As for games played, Mike talks about his brief experience with Deadlight on PC and intends to do a review of XCOM now that he is finished the game. Nick gives some insight into BF3 Premium on Xbox 360 and how the game compares to the PC version.
Starbreeze STORM – http://www.starbreeze.com/?page_id=10
Metal Gear Rising Trailer – http://youtu.be/87UEsB-OgHc
The Cave – PC, PS3, 360, WiiU
Trailer – http://youtu.be/GGHPgdSMWNc
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – PS3
ShootMania Storm – PC
Strike Suit Zero – PC
DmC: Devil May Cry – PC
On this episode of the Fraxial Show we continue some XCOM gameplay coverage with a quick multiplayer match. We also discussed the weekly game releases which include Doom 3 BFG and Serious Sam 3: BFE among others
There wasn’t any significant news this week, however we have announced a potential new video series soon to come. As usual here is the list of game releases this week.
Oct 16th 2012
- Doom 3 BFG Edition – PC, PS3, 360
- 007 Legends – PS3, 360
- Dance Central 3 – 360
- Rocksmitch – PC
- Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the nile – PC
- Raveged – PC
- Serious Sam 3: BFE – 360
After spending the last few weeks on Borderlands 2, we finally changed things up with some gameplay footage of the new XCOM game. Unfortunately due to ‘poor’ internet conditions, Mike was not able to pre-load the game in time which means the multiplayer will wait until next week.
We also discussed about S.P.A.Z. (Space pirates and zombies) which was one of two new games Mike played over the weekend. As for the news, we covered the recent updates to both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Borderlands 2 along with the release of Logitechs new G710+ Mechanical Keyboard.
Oct 7th 2012
- Pokemon White Edition V2 – DS
- Pokemon Black Edition V2 – DS
- Dishonored – PC, PS3, 360
- XCOM Enemy Unknown – PC, PS3, 360
- Just Dance 4 – Wii, PS3, 360
- Worms Revolution – PC, PS3, 360
- Of Orcs and Men – PC, PS3, 360
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Patch Notes
Borderlands 2 – Patch Notes
Logitech G710+ – Official blog and review
This week on the Fraxial Show, we bring you more gameplay and opinions on the recently released Borderlands 2. We had a fairly large amount of significant games released this week which have been added below. As for news, we covered the release of the new PS3 Super Slim which lead into a lengthy discussion of the current state of Sony. We finally wrapped up with some talk of the demo released for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
September 25th 2012
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 // PC, PS3, 360
- FIFA 13 // 360
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria // PC, Mac
- Dead or Alive 5 // PS3, 360
September 26th 2012
- Castle Crashers // PC
September 27th 2012
- Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy // PC