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GH05T-666
GH05T-666

XCOM: Enemy Within looks great I cant wait to get it.

I loved XCOM: Enemey Unknown!

simon1812
simon1812

I just wish I had the discipline to read a book, damn you ADHD !!!!

Wensea10
Wensea10

Like any turn based strategy game is game is highly unique.

carolino
carolino

amazing show imho 


refreshing yet informative

skipper1993
skipper1993

Ignore the haters Johnny I really like this show. It’s a good space to share similar forms of entertainment in the build up to an awesome release. It really helps get you in "the mood" and I've picked up a few good films/games I wouldn't have seen/played otherwise. Keep em coming man!

jackmojo1
jackmojo1

Beings that aren't human that may or may not know they're human?  A la Battlestar Galactica?  What about Blade Runner? 

hitomo
hitomo

as if there isnt enough crap outhere that would kill the time ... and this game

stop the madness, freak.face.spot

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

Apparently Johnny never actually played Mass Effect 3.  In the game I played my choices had zero effect on the ending, 'cept for picking what color the galactic wide explosion was.  He even says it's the "final" installment,  even when EA said months ago that there will be a ME4.   *sigh*  Another example of someone promoting a game they never played and know nothing about.

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

How did the X-Files, with its Alien-Human hybrids bred by a shadowy government group to secretly colonize the world, not make the list? 

Though I guess if you watched them all it'd probably keep you going until the next XCOM game.

CatAtomic999
CatAtomic999

I lurve XCOM...

I wish they'd make a Necromunda version.

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

How many shows does this guy do? Every time I visit here, there's a big ass picture of him smiling at me. 

Commander-Thor
Commander-Thor

I'm curious as to how Johnny is going to check whether he is a cylon or not

Unless Gamespot has a stockpile of uranium and carbon nanotubes lying around, in which case we should probably be worried 

Arisboch
Arisboch

for those looking for a very good Strategy game similar to X-com try Aarklash: Legacy.It's not a true turn based game but you can pause it to give orders to your guys.

David Doughy Infante
David Doughy Infante

I've really never been more excited to play a game that I've already invested dozens of hours in!

dipdish
dipdish

If you can watch Men in Black for that cause, you can also watch Coneheads. = )

PedantaPsych
PedantaPsych

This is a really awful idea for a show... Can it end soon so something entertaining or useful could be made instead?

ptrpedrohung
ptrpedrohung

Johnny's a Cylon? it all makes sense now...

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

Would you have more "turn-based strategy games" recommendations? I am kinda dry in the matter on the PC.

sorintitus
sorintitus

With the exception of the book, I was thinking of the exact same stuff. I was amazed. 

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

Shadowrun felt ridiculously shallow after Xcom unfortunately, and it didn't really have many RPG elements, save for the skill tree.

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

Fire Emblem is a surprisingly close fit to XCOM, think FFtactics and XCOM merged together. I'd highly recommend the GBA versions, which are, imo, old enough that you shouldn't feel bad about using an emulated copy. DS and 3DS versions are even better though.

adrianjarca
adrianjarca

I thought this show was about good recommendations. WTF is Mass effect 3 doing here?

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

Already pre-ordered it. Don't forget the 20% discount on GMG or Gamefly

meatz666
meatz666

@DrowNoble I know it's no excuse, since Bioware sold the series saying that all your actions would matter in the end. But if you think, this is partialy right. Specially for all the crew members. In the other hand, the only shitty ending is for Shepard him/herself, that I agree, it's a "Which door you choose".

But again, never forget that your decisions change drastically which crew member lives, dies, and the conclusion of their story arc.

I believe I didn't hate the ending since KOTOR2 has a similar thing: Kinda shows what happened to all the others because of your actions. I believe Fallout 3 is similar in that point too, right?

Freedomination
Freedomination

@DrowNoble Or he just played it after they updated the ending. At least in my game i got a short epilogue thingie with nice pictures and nods to my choices on the genophage and stuff like that. 

As for "the final installement in the trilogy" would you react the same way if someone said Return of the King was the final installement in the lotr trilogy? There has been another film since set in the same universe after all.

People seriously need to get over the fact that Mass Effect 3 wasn't the life changing experience they were hoping for. It was still an ok game. Seems like it can't be mentioned on the internet without someone going into attack mode

loafofgame
loafofgame

@barrybarryk That's why we have a comment section! :-D Thanks for the tip. I watched a lot of X-Files back in the day, but surely I haven't seen them all.

meatz666
meatz666

@barrybarryk I was expecting X-Files and Half-Life. And Deus Ex, since it was re-released.

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

@meatz666 Well the choices I made in ME1 and 2 did affect people.  In ME3 it there was little effect.  Cure Genophage or not?  Irrelevant since game ends the same and you don't see the krogan again after that.

KOTOR2 was not Bioware, it was done by Obsidian.  What I remember reading from back then, LucasArts wanted a sequel asap since KOTOR was so successful but Bioware said "sorry we're doing Jade Empire next, go call Obisidian".

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

@Freedomination @DrowNoble The "updated" ending?  That... added a 4th Everyone Dies So We Showed You How Bad Things Could of Been ending So You'll Stop Complaining About Our Pre-determined Endings?  That one? ;)

I would react the same way if Tolkien said "LOTR is a trilogy" then EA bought the licensing from him and said "we're having another author write book 4 isnt that great?"  Bioware obviously had outlines for the story, that EA is now mucking up.


People need to get over that Bioware misled people knowingly about ME3.  They are in denial.  That fallout probably spilled over into SWTOR causing the sudden drop in subs too.