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Destructoid Review of "The Bureau: XCOM Declassified" is pulled.

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#1 Lucian04

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

Not surprising

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

That's a shame, I was really hoping for the best for this one. The XCOM/Mass Effect/Full Spectrum Warrior blend had me really intrigued.
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:14 PM

Wow! Looked like it had some potential.
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

View Postpuffyshirt, on 19 August 2013 - 01:11 PM, said:

That's a shame, I was really hoping for the best for this one. The XCOM/Mass Effect/Full Spectrum Warrior blend had me really intrigued.

Same here... This went from buy day one, to buy cheap to I'll probably just Gamefly it at some point.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:32 AM

Eh, I'll wait for more than 1 review. Even if it gets all reviews like that I'd like to play it
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:49 AM

Can you really call it a reboot? It's a prequel isn't it? The first X-Com game started in 1999 (or something like that). The story criticisms are purely subjective what one man may find boring another might enjoy.

He talks about the combat isn't enjoyable at lower levels and is more enjoyable at higher levels, isn't that every game ever made? The orders thing sounds a bit buggy but it will probably be patched.

Another thing both reviews brought up were the lack of enemy variation.  I don't know why this game gets slammed for it and other X-Com games do not. There really are only a handful of alien races in any X-Com game so picking it apart in this game is a bit odd.

From what I've seen it probably shouldn't be played as a cover based shooter. I always thought of it being similar to Brothers in Arms where flanking and suppression are key. It shouldn't be compared  or even played like Gears of War IMO.

It just seems like this review and the Rev3 review were just fans of the core X-Com games trying ot send a message they probably wrote when they saw the first reveal a long time ago, kept it in a drawer to unleash when the game finally released no matter how good it was.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:13 AM

Well it looks like it will be a game you will have to try to see if you will enjoy it or not.

Joystiq's Review gave it 4/5

I'm still gonna get the game. Just not now :P
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:14 AM

View PostThe def star, on 20 August 2013 - 03:13 AM, said:

Well it looks like it will be a game you will have to try to see if you will enjoy it or not.

Joystiq's Review gave it 4/5

I'm still gonna get the game. Just not now :P

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:21 AM

View PostKeyser_Soze, on 20 August 2013 - 03:14 AM, said:


You think you're better than me :nottalking:
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:53 AM

View PostThe def star, on 20 August 2013 - 03:21 AM, said:

You think you're better than me :nottalking:

I don't. I think threads should merge. Make it so @MinnesotaFatz
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