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UFO - XCOM interesting question

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:22 pm
by alban lusitanae
How many of you guys that ended UFO actually ended X-COM?
That's because I see many people tell me they finished the first but couldn't be arsed to end the second...

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:24 pm
by alban lusitanae
Mods, can you please delete the topic, since no one cares? Thx :)

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:40 pm
by Italian X-Commander
I heard of some players that can't reach the end of the gam becouse of a bug in reserch...

Italian X-Commander

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:52 am
by Larry Laffer
Well Since none deleted this.... I FINISHD BOTH enemy unknown and terror from the deep

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:22 am
by The_Sinister_Mastermind
Finished both, not really a challenge once you get the hang of it, but the games are still great fun to play.

And Larry Laffer, for future reference, check the date of the last post in threads before replying.

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:16 pm
by Baobab
The first two games are some of the greatest games ever made, imho. So threads about X-Com should never be deleted! :love:

So yes! I have finished them both.
The third installment was crap though, so that I never played more than a few minutes of a buddys copy.

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:17 pm
by Larry Laffer
[since I already revived this thread once... Ah never mind :laugh: ]

Old threads are not deleted on this forum. They are just left to die without people reviving them if they have nothing interesting to say(and if it's off-topic)

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:31 pm
by Baobab
Well I guess thats what I meant. Locked and forgotten about.

Anyhoo, seeing this thread a week ago got me inspired so I dug up both games and started them again! Finished UFO defence again just a day or two ago... still great fun.
However, sitting down again with the X-Com games are not the smartest thing to do during mid-terms though... :shifty:

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:39 pm
by Larry Laffer
Hmm here's a good idea... there was this X-COM game that could be played over the internet right?

Howbout you and me, one on one?

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:24 pm
by Baobab
I think there is something like it, but isn´t it a play by email modification? Email games are a little slow for my taste... :cuccoan:

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:43 pm
by Larry Laffer
Dunno! I believe it was an old expansion pack for X-COM Enemy Unknown! But I have a windows-presuming-to-be-playeble-on-the-net version around here but I didn't install it yet.

But if it IS play by email... that sucks. There goes all the action in the game! And it would be VERY hard. I mean, enter the game, go to Multyplayer, load the game, send the email, close the game, wait a week. Thus I think it's instant playing!

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:40 pm
by Larry Laffer
Here's a fan-game made for multiplayer only. It's really a good way to test your skills against other players. If you're in let me know ok?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:14 am
by The_Sinister_Mastermind
It's not multi-only, but it's the only X-com game where you can play multi.

I posted a topic about it awhile back asking if anyone wanted go a few rounds against me, sadly wasn't much interest. I thought about joining the development team but I’ve got too much other stuff going on and these days there’s not much left to do with the project.

And as for the third, I never quite worked it out. It won’t work on my Win98 machine and it seems a bit buggy on XP. All the X-Com games have traditionally had a steep learning curve - which is a big part of their appeal, games you can complete in a weekend aren’t that much fun and have little reply value - but I just couldn’t get X-com 3. But I think it was bugged as it just didn’t seem right.

Oh well, the first was pure gold, the second really should have just been released as an expansion for the first, but even on it’s own it was great... Sadly, everything went downhill from then on, it started with Interceptor and I think the latest utter fuck up was UFO: Aftershock which had oh so much potential to be something great, something to rival the original game, but, history repeated itself and they failed miserably.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:40 am
by Larry Laffer
Aftershock? That wasn't the utter fuck up... the FPS game was the utter fuck up... But I don't remember the name right now....

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:18 pm
by The_Sinister_Mastermind
No I think you'll find while it had some cool points, Aftershock was largely underdone.

And I think the FPS was called Enforcer or something.

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:46 am
by Larry Laffer
Maybe you're right but I only played Enforcer(yeah that's it) for 2 hours and Aftershock... well I never played Aftershock! :P

But come on at least Aftershock seems to follow the old storyline not the stupid "You're a HUGE robot, you fight other robots for no reason whatsoever, wich BTW were planted by aliens..."

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:27 am
by The_Sinister_Mastermind
Well we can always cross our fingers and hope for a better game next time around right?





Actually, fuck that, I'm going to go play X-Com: Enemy Unknown, who needs a new game when the original is perfect? :P

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:58 pm
by Larry Laffer
Agree with you once again... tell me something, is there a cheat or hack for X-Com: Enemy Unknown that would give you a shit-load of money?(as in 100 billion$)
Cuz the first time I played it... it had a saved game including just one base, no development and that huge sum of money.