The Bureau: XCOM Declassified - E3 2013 Stage Demo

Think you'd like your XCOM with a little more 60's suit and tie? Creative Director Morgan Gray drops by the stage to give us our first good look at how The Bureau: XCOM Declassified actually plays! Mad men. Mad aliens. Mad tactical action.

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daviz88
daviz88

it almost looks like mass effect

taktikalz
taktikalz

Agent roster management and sending agents on missions to level up sounds just like the mission system in Assassins Creed..

SchmeeboDaBear
SchmeeboDaBear

fuck this, Xcom is supposed to be fully strategic, the guy makes fun of the fact that people think its just a shooter, but here's the thing jackass, it is just another third-person shooter with the xCom title, it looks like fucking mass effect for christ sake, well done 2k on ruining an amazing opportunity

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

Maybe it wont suck it seems like they did a major rethink compared to the 2010 announcement.

Ravenlock_2112
Ravenlock_2112

Imo its a pitty they dropped the fps view and went for 3d person view. But if they make it a solid game with all the basebuilding/research stuff I'll still get it.

arruu2000
arruu2000

crappy mass effect-like game if you ask me... I think a more polished X-Com would have been much better. The market is already full of first-third person shooters.. and very good ones, btw... , though x-com style is quite unique, they should have better secure that market's nest.


Banquo_Ghost
Banquo_Ghost

I really looks like Mass Effect ... and that's not a bad thing.

NooDLES-666
NooDLES-666

It reminds me of Mass Effect/Full Spectrum Warrior type gameplay. Seems pretty interesting. Now I want a new Full Spectrum Warrior, that game was great. 


Edit: They just mentioned Full Spectrum Warrior in the video haha, glad they are on the same page as me.

botswanky
botswanky

Cool premise and nice art design, hope it's a good game. 

TheDeadKennedys
TheDeadKennedys

I wish they had stuck with First-Person, but at least they kept the awesome art style.

proceeder
proceeder

I just hope this doesn't turn into another Fuse!

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

really wanted to play Xcom but I could never afford it 

DrBomberJack
DrBomberJack

I know a lot of people have been tired of FPS's but the FPS Xcom looked really good, this just looks like a generic third person shooter now. The Xcom FPS seemed like a good spin off with new aliens, new setting, new story, and new weapons and tactical decisions. Now this looks like a generic third person shooter where you shoot aliens, sadly i think i will be skipping this over now.

b0sse
b0sse

Sorry, but what they showed off first back in 2010 looked much more interesting than this.

aovannor
aovannor

Ok, so.. I preferred the way the game looked the first time they showed it. Now it look kinda generic and just like lots of third person tactical games before it. Am I on my own?

JPortman84
JPortman84

I'm glad he mentioned Full Spectrum Warrior, because that's exactly what I thought of while watching the beginning of this demo. Looks interesting and I still haven't played the first XCOM..any thoughts from anyone on that game? Should I just start with this one and then play the first, since this is technically a prequel?

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

The game certainly looks interesting.

Bakh77
Bakh77

Meh, 12 hours of campaign ....that is really sad.Expected much more lenghty campaign.

rewwq2
rewwq2

I hope this game does well!

philstatUK1
philstatUK1

Definitely a buy, no doubt about it.

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

I'm seeing an awful lot of pausing of gameplay activity for a "real time" strategy game.

He may call it slow down but if you want to see slow down look to a game like Red Dead Redemption that gives you like a few extra seconds tops. This looks like pausing to me.

Aumakua
Aumakua

Not worth sitting through yet another dumb phone commercial.


TrueGB
TrueGB

Looks a lot like Mass Effect, but with more meaningful tactical decisions. I like it!

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

This looks great so far. That Muton is beast

PodXCOM
PodXCOM

@Ravenlock_2112 They said there will be no  base-building in this game:

 Q: Is base-building and character progression still a part of the game?

Bihary: This isn’t a base-management game, it’s a battlefield management game, so we want the player to spend most of their mindshare and imagination on how they and their agents are going to engage on the battlefield.

  http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/features/1100070.20130521.First-contact-a-debriefing-on-XCOM-shooter-The-Bureau/

shnull
shnull

@uglypinkmoose that's not a reason not to play it if you adhere to the code har har har ...

hayaja
hayaja

@TrueGB yeah I agree, I have a feeling the player wont exactly need to use the pause-tactical menu thing though. Like mass effect I think people will just run in and shoot unless its a really high difficulty

hystavito
hystavito

@hayaja @TrueGB Well hopefully it has enough difficulty levels/options to tailor it to different players.