I'll say it: I'm completely hot for XCOM: Enemy Unknown
. It's been a long time since I've anticipated any game this much, and I'll admit that even I'm a little surprised by the development. Sure, when I first read about it, it sounded interesting. I love strategy RPG's, and killing aliens is always a good time, after all. However, something about this game has given me a game boner the likes of which I haven't had in quite some time. This list should serve two purposes, then: it will help me figure out why I have such an e-rection for this game and also give any of you holdouts plenty of reasons to jump on the XCOM
That's a whole lotta Earth for one group to defend from anal probings 1. Two Words: Ironman Mode
Okay, three words: �Motherfucking Ironman Mode�!
If you're going to play XCOM
, I think this is the only way to do it. The game auto-saves for you at regular intervals, and you have no second save slot to use. No reloading when a bad decision doesn't work out for you. No saving to a second slot before you make a risky decision. Nope. Like in real life, you make your decisions and deal with them. Imagine the extra tension as you play, knowing that everything you do will be irrevocable.
Favorite squad member dies? Too bad. A country pulls its funding from the program? Sorry.
Ironman Mode sounds like XCOM
personified. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.
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