XCom 2 Hype Thread. Hype Met. GS = 9.0 AAAE. PC Rocks!!!

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#1  Edited By Cloud_imperium
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Game Description

  • Series: XCom
  • Title: XCom 2
  • Platforms: PC Exclusive
  • Origin: PC
  • Genre: Turn based strategy with semi 4x strategy elements
  • Release Date: February 5th

Screenshots

Enemies

... and more

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Videos

Announcement Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E_-2wIJIzQ

Gameplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LVN3gz-394

Tour of Avenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VTGL4nWiJM

Retaliation Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qHZG1-rEg

Psi Operative Reveal Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjE_JSqLt0Y

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About The Game

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New Classes

Ranger with Sword:

Now in Xcom 2, you can slice your enemies with sword, a brand new weapon in XCom universe. Ranger can carry both ranged weapons as well as melee weapons. Both of these weapons can be upgraded, along with rest of the character stats.

Psi Operative:

For the first time ever, XCom is allowing you to take control of Psionic Abilities. These abilities can be used to provide special buffs to your allies, stun your enemies, take control of their mind and so on. These powerful abilities have their own full fledged skill tree and can be upgraded.

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PC Only Controversy

Earlier this year when XCom 2 was announced, it was revealed that unlike last XCom, this game will not be coming to Consoles. Developers went ahead and explained why that's is the case. According to Firaxis, XCom 2 is being built primarily for PCs because that's where their experties lie. Developers also explained how they plan to support modding community, create PC centric UI and give us the best game possible by focusing on one platform only.

A lot of people speculated that there is more to it than what was stated by developers. XCom back in 2012 failed to reach top 10 best sellers on Consoles during opening month, and both Consoles together barely moved 100,000+ copies in US. Meanwhile, third party website, Steamspy claims that XCom: Enemy Unknown (last Xcom) is nearing 3 million copies sold on PC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-rDnJVQeq8

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#2 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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Hyping AAAE.

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#3  Edited By Cloud_imperium
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Voting Details

My Vote: AAAE

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AAAAE (10):

AAAE (9):

  1. Cloud_imperium
  2. Charizard1605
  3. ArunsunK
  4. Khoofia_pika
  5. ConanTheStoner
  6. PurpleMan5000
  7. blue_hazy_basic
  8. Skelly34
  9. mems_1224
  10. Aigis
  11. the_master_race
  12. DaVillain-
  13. phantomfire335
  14. padaporra
  15. SerOlmy
  16. remiks00
  17. heguain
  18. Howmakewood
  19. quatoe
  20. jhonMalcovich
  21. AnthonyAutumns
  22. B_rich84
  23. glez13
  24. Kinthalis
  25. superbuuman
  26. texasgoldrush
  27. GarGx1
  28. faizanhd
  29. WallofTruth
  30. Ant_17
  31. pelvist
  32. GoldenElementXL
  33. mjorh
  34. SolidGuy
  35. L0ngshot
  36. _Matt_
  37. sSubZerOo
  38. cainetao11

AAE (8):

  1. khatibi22
  2. Bigboi500
  3. casharmy
  4. MirkoS77
  5. Zassimick
  6. Heil68
  7. silversix_
  8. intothemix

AE (7):

6 or lower:

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#4 Big_Red_Button
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I really need to get around to playing the one before this. I picked it and all the DLC up during the Steam sale but I picked up a lot of stuff during that sale so I've got a lot on my plate.

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#5 ArunsunK
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Looks like it is going to be better than the first one so definitely a AAAE.

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#6  Edited By jg4xchamp
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This is and The Witness inside of a week, bring it on.

Otherwise McDuckyswags Revenge!!!

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#7 khoofia_pika
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My guess is a solid 9.

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#8 ConanTheStoner
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Going AAA here.

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#9 PurpleMan5000
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Looks like a 9 and potential GOTY candidate.

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#10 intotheminx
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I'm gonna say it scores a 8 here. It definitely has the potential to be a 90 metacritic scoring game. I'm sure I'll enjoy it regardless of numbers though.

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#11  Edited By blue_hazy_basic  Moderator
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Little worried by a few of the combat things I've seen and might be more likely to get an A than AAA, so while AA might be the safe boring and most likely bet, I'm hyping this AAA baby! Bring on dem aliens! (Have it pre-ordered already :P )

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#12 Skelly34
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AAA

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#13 mems_1224
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9/10

Game looks fantastic.

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#14  Edited By aigis
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I'm hoping for AAAE, but will have to see how it turns out. The first game was really awesome, so I hope this expands on it. I'm kinda doubting GS will give it AAAAE, but it would be a pleasant surprise.

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#15  Edited By the_master_race
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AAAE

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#16  Edited By silversix_
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Getting it day one. AAE here.

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#17 Five_6
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this is a very depressing hype thread. Makes me want to burn my rig and move to New Zealand. Why New Zealand? Who knows.

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#18  Edited By davillain-  Moderator
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AAAE right here.

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AAAE plz.

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#20 thereal25
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I've been a fan of the xcom games for a long time.

This looks excellent, but I'm wary of dlc that they might make. I might wait till everything is out first before buying.

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#21  Edited By padaporra
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Loved the first (last) X-COM. And I got it for free after pre-ordering Bioshock Infinite I guess, good deal. Hype this one: AAA.

Also, someone has to mod that sword to look like a Sharpened Helicopter Blade, right? I mean, hopefully it's already there and mods will not be needed!

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#22 SerOlmy
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I will go high and say it will (hopefully) be 9/10. I really enjoyed the first one and they are adding/improving a ton of the systems in the new one. It's definitely a day one buy for me given my time with the previous one. I can't do the Dark Souls style of hardcore difficulty, but when it is turn based like XCOM and Endless Space I can actually enjoy it.

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#23 remiks00
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Already Preordered! AAAE

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#24  Edited By Heil68
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I'm guessing 8.0 AA

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#25 heguain
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I won't say what I'll think it will get, I'll say what hopefully will I think of the game. 10/10

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#26 Howmakewood
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AAAE

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Never played XCOM before. I have the first on my PS3 through PS+ but never cared to try it. Maybe someday.

I'll hype 8/10.

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#28  Edited By quatoe
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9/10. Looks pretty bad ass.

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AAA

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No gameplay screens in a hype thread about a game? Embarrassed to show what the actual game looks like during, you know, gameplay? hermits are a strange bunch

Looks like a PS3 game graphically and the gameplay looks several levels below highly criticized Tales of turn based gameplay. Since it's a western PC game, which gets forgiven for a lot of things here, It could be 9.0 at GS but I just can't see this getting over an 8.0 at best based on the gameplay I saw.

lol at hermits posting nothing but cut scenes and non-gameplay shots in the official hype thread for one of their most hyped exclusives for 2016.

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#31  Edited By lostrib
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@casharmy said:

No gameplay screens in a hype thread about a game? Embarrassed to show what the actual game looks like during, you know, gameplay? hermits are a strange bunch

Looks like a PS3 game graphically and the gameplay looks several levels below highly criticized Tales of turn based gameplay. Since it's a western PC game, which gets forgiven for a lot of things here, It could be 9.0 at GS but I just can't see this getting over an 8.0 at best based on the gameplay I saw.

lol at hermits posting nothing but cut scenes and non-gameplay shots in the official hype thread for one of their most hyped exclusives for 2016.

...there's a gameplay video under the heading that says gameplay. Like did you even read it? or maybe take a moment to think before you went all cashangry in here

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#32 Howmakewood
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@casharmy said:

No gameplay screens in a hype thread about a game? Embarrassed to show what the actual game looks like during, you know, gameplay? hermits are a strange bunch

Looks like a PS3 game graphically and the gameplay looks several levels below highly criticized Tales of turn based gameplay. Since it's a western PC game, which gets forgiven for a lot of things here, It could be 9.0 at GS but I just can't see this getting over an 8.0 at best based on the gameplay I saw.

lol at hermits posting nothing but cut scenes and non-gameplay shots in the official hype thread for one of their most hyped exclusives for 2016.

2/10

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#33  Edited By MirkoS77
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Nice hype thread. I'll say AAE.

Don't know about anyone else, but the art direction for these games (since the reboot) has always rubbed me the wrong way. It looks far too bright, synthetic, bulky, and lacks the atmosphere that I crave from X-Com. I just don't like the way the levels feel.....very artificial, even the jungle sections. I was hoping they'd tend towards a bit of a darker aesthetic this time around with a bit more of a dynamic flow from one environmental object into another.

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#34 AnthonyAutumns
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AAAE

@Cloud_imperium: what are we deciding if this game meets the hype? Using Gamespot's score or Metacritic(OpenCritic)'s?

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#35 Cloud_imperium
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@anthonyautumns said:

AAAE

@Cloud_imperium: what are we deciding if this game meets the hype? Using Gamespot's score or Metacritic(OpenCritic)'s?

Gamespot.

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#36  Edited By rollermint
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@casharmy said:

No gameplay screens in a hype thread about a game? Embarrassed to show what the actual game looks like during, you know, gameplay? hermits are a strange bunch

Looks like a PS3 game graphically and the gameplay looks several levels below highly criticized Tales of turn based gameplay. Since it's a western PC game, which gets forgiven for a lot of things here, It could be 9.0 at GS but I just can't see this getting over an 8.0 at best based on the gameplay I saw.

lol at hermits posting nothing but cut scenes and non-gameplay shots in the official hype thread for one of their most hyped exclusives for 2016.

I mean...wow, seriously.

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#37 B_rich84
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Pretty damn confident this going to be AAAE.

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#38 glez13
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Like any other hyped game this must be AAA.

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#39  Edited By milannoir
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I'm right in the middle of a Long War mod playthrough; need to get it done before this releases! My most anticipated game of 2016, along with Squadron 42 (if the latter really releases this year, that is!)

Firaxis are right up there for me. I already had a huge respect for them thanks to Civilization, but what they've managed to do with the XCom franchise is really amazing. I was sure they would mess it up big time, or be too cautious and just pull a Xenonauts with better graphics. Instead, they managed to evolve the formula while still keeping the fundamental elements intact. Of course, there were aspects I found frustrating, like the too small squads and limited classes, but Long War gave me what I missed.

All I need now is more destruction and vertical levels. Burning down a building teeming with aliens was the sort of thing that made the first games great.

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#40 Kinthalis
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AAAE For sure. So far pretty much all of the pre-release playthroughs have been pretty unanimous in their praise.

Can't wait!!! And it's a day after my b-day too :) I'll be playing this naked, munching on cake and sipping beer. Woot!

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AAE

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Cant wait!

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#43 AnthonyAutumns
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Still not sure if I'll pre-order this...

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#44  Edited By superbuuman
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Can't argue with that, 9/10 very very looking forward to this game. :P :)

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AAA

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#46 GarGx1
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AAAE

They're doing it right this time ;)

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If Firaxis isn't doing the "Fix it with expansions" thing again it's gonna be a 9/10.

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#48  Edited By Yams1980
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Are Xcom 2 developers lazy or something? i could swear that the woman on the right in this image, is wearing nearly identical armor to one of the characters in Civilization Beyond Earth

actually yep, found the image, its from Beyond Earth Rising Tide, actually looks identical. I didn't think beyond earth and Xcom 2 were connected universes. Isn't Xcom 2 supposed to be just the distant future, and Beyond Earth is much further in the future? Or maybe the OP edited this in here? Very confusing. This is why I never trust screenshot comparisions, you can just photoshop whatever shit you want in them.

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#49  Edited By casharmy
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@lostrib said:
@casharmy said:

No gameplay *screens* in a hype thread about a game? Embarrassed to show what the actual game looks like during, you know, gameplay? hermits are a strange bunch

Looks like a PS3 game graphically and the gameplay looks several levels below highly criticized Tales of turn based gameplay. Since it's a western PC game, which gets forgiven for a lot of things here, It could be 9.0 at GS but I just can't see this getting over an 8.0 at best based on the gameplay I saw.

lol at hermits posting nothing but cut scenes and non-gameplay shots in the official hype thread for one of their most hyped exclusives for 2016.

...there's a gameplay video under the heading that says gameplay. Like did you even read it? or maybe take a moment to think before you went all cashangry in here

check the underlined portion of my post kiddo, never said I didn't see gameplay or don't you understand what the word "screens" mean? As in pictures of the game in question?

Two separate paragraphs referring to different things but neither did you address or make a point about on with your half coked assumption and reading comprehension fail.

Again, you need to check yourself before you reply. It seems you are the one who doesn't think before he posts. If you aren't intelligent enough to reads posts and understand them before replying to what someone says then you aren't qualified to be giving anyone suggestions about "thinking" when making posts.

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#50  Edited By GarGx1
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@Yams1980 said:

Are Xcom 2 developers lazy or something? i could swear that the woman on the right in this image, is wearing nearly identical armor to one of the characters in Civilization Beyond Earth

actually yep, found the image, its from Beyond Earth Rising Tide, actually looks identical. I didn't think beyond earth and Xcom 2 were connected universes. Isn't Xcom 2 supposed to be just the distant future, and Beyond Earth is much further in the future? Or maybe the OP edited this in here? Very confusing. This is why I never trust screenshot comparisions, you can just photoshop whatever shit you want in them.

I think it's far more likely that some marketing person, that doesn't really know which game is which, put the Xcom2 image together using the Civilisation screenshot. The map image behind her is also from Civilisation Beyond Earth