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tiagocc0 December 28th, 2011 13:31

Xenonauts
 
Has anyone seen this?

http://www.xenonauts.com/

I just found it and I was amazed at the quality of the screenshots.

"The game is heavily inspired by the classic X-Com / UFO: Enemy Unknown, released in the mid-90s by the now-defunct Mythos / Microprose. It is not a straight remake; though the core mechanics remain similar much has changed or been updated – so much so, in fact, that we prefer the term ‘reimagining’ to remake’."

Nameless one May 30th, 2012 19:07

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment…ho_broke_into/

Goldhawk did AmA for all of you interested in xenonauts

rune_74 May 31st, 2012 01:50

There is a demo as well to try…I'm funding this.

Nameless one May 31st, 2012 10:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by rune_74 (Post 1061146563)
There is a demo as well to try…I'm funding this.

I tried demo and I liked what I seen it definitely have that Xcom feel.But in this state it doesn't have much technologies and AI isn't smart but I think it shows well how game will be once it's finished.I am not sure of firaxis remake since it's also developed for consoles and mass market but if they don't get it right based on demo I am pretty sure goldhawk will

Nameless one June 11th, 2012 08:55

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…enonauts/posts

Xenonauts have finished funding with around 300% of initial goal good new for all of us doubting Firaxis will do proper sequel

yllaettaevaet December 8th, 2012 19:45

Xenonauts is now close to a beta; alpha is already very playable and a lot of fun.

rune_74 January 16th, 2013 15:30

Played a quick battle for this the other night, looking very nice.

JDR13 June 1st, 2013 10:39

The early access popped up on Steam yesterday. Anyone playing yet?

DArtagnan June 1st, 2013 11:26

I played an earlier version of it.

It's pretty good - but I'd call it somewhat sterile. It's hard to get really excited by it - and frankly, I think the original X-Com has more atmosphere and is just better overall.

Check out http://openxcom.org/ - if you haven't already.

It adds a lot of convenience features and makes X-Com much more playable by modern standards.

That said, if you're REALLY in the mood for a clone with a very clean and competent execution - then Xenonauts is a good choice.

Ihaterpg June 8th, 2013 08:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061200813)
…I think the original X-Com has more atmosphere and is just better overall…

Check out http://openxcom.org/ - if you haven't already.

Thanks for the link, the osx version seems work well, I have the full collection on GG but never bothered attempt install it. I used an automatic wrapper to install the GG version in the wrapper, then copy all the files where the open version need them and it worked.

The only bug I noticed from a quick play is that the path hint is wrong. There's an option to show your path before to move, ie really the minimal, alas it doesn't work and don't compute well the action points, I suppose it's still a bug in this version.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061200813)
…I think the original X-Com has more atmosphere and is just better overall…

I tried a little bit up to first mission of X-com original through this open version and I think your imagination needs work a lot to really find atmosphere in it. It's in fact a very cold game, descriptions lack a lot of mood. It's more qualities in your mind than really in the game.

Moreover I tried two times play the first combat mission and it made me smile to notice how aliens are pure basic campers, I don't call that good gameplay, lol.


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