Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Spotlight: XCom 2

XCom 2
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher:2K Games 
Release Date: February 5th, 2016

XCOM: Enemy Unknown became one of my favorite games from 2012. It offered in depth strategy action and big decisions in allocating resources; giving you the feel of being a general facing an invasion.

XCOM 2 takes place 20 years after the events of the first game. New enemies, new factions, and new units will be at your disposal. Much like the previous game, you customize every person in your squad, and death is permanent for them if left behind, making their loss more personal.

The gameplay shows a much more cinematic, story focused experience than the first installment. The approach is similar, you are dropped into a dark zone, and must go from cover to cover to unveil the map and enemies, being careful about every move. You also have the ability to carry downed soldiers, possibly for revival?

There is a lot of potential with this title, and if it is as fun as the last title, we can expect to sink a lot of hours in stopping an alien menace.

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