Shocking Introduction: A First Look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown
When the reboot of XCOM was announced as a first person shooter at E3 2010, I was pretty excited. I had no history with the XCOM franchise, but the fact that it was being made by the creative minds behind Bioshock and the fact that it actually felt a bit like Bioshock had me sold. Apparently the huge population of fans that actually had a history with the XCOM franchise felt otherwise, as the fact that the game was being shifted from it’s turn based strategy roots left long time fans miffed. Little did they know, 2K had them covered.
Firaxis Games are the creative minds some of the more popular Sid Meier games, including Civiliazation IV. So if anyone knows turn based strategy, it’s Firaxis. With such an overwhelming response from fans, 2K shifted focus on bringing back the XCOM the fans have come to know and love, and it looks like that is exactly what they have done with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Turn based strategy is not my strongest gameplay type, but the level of excitement for the return of this franchise had me interested, so I decided to check it out. Below you will find the first mission of the game. Check it out and let us know what you think!