E3 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Top Secret Preview
Briefing you on a ‘need to know’ basis
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Not to be confused with XCOM the First Person Shooter developed by 2K Marin, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the Real Time Turn-Based RPG strategy game developed by Firaxis, the company behind the Sid Meier franchise.
You may have read countless other previews regarding Enemy Unknown and have learned that the previewer has experienced the original titles in the franchise.
I’m about to break from the norm as I’ve never played the original XCOM games, so if you continue to read after this what you’ll get is the insight from an open and fresh gamer’s mind.
Set up in a meeting room a few levels up from the lobby of the hotel the preview was being held at, I couldn’t help but feel that the cold and rainy weather viewable from the balcony of the room was the perfect setting for getting my hands dirty defeating the alien scum that has decided to invade Earth.
Sitting in the executive chairs in front of large TV’s with XCOM: Enemy Unknown running in the background, we were briefed on what we’d get to see and what we would get to play.
We begin our briefing with an exclusive hands off demo that only high clearance level operatives were allowed to see.