Excerpt: It was actually difficult to categorize XCOM: Enemy Within. The game is essentially the same as the GiN GOTY Strategy title of 2013, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. However, depending on what platform you played that game on, you could either pick up Enemy Within as a downloaded update, or as a full new game...
Review: XCOM: Enemy Within (PC/Sony PlayStation 3)
5 December 2013
Excerpt: In case you didn’t know, Enemy Within is the expansion to the best game of 2012 . As such, it might behoove you read Mark’s review of Enemy Unknown before reading further. If you’re all caught up on how this all works, feel free to read on, as this review will cover only the new stuff.
Excerpt: Enemy Unknown’s replay value wasn’t evident until you started playing Iron Man, a mode which would cruelly wipe you out and force you to start a new game because of it. Instead of resenting the difficulty, you’d secretly treasure the stories of these failures – latching on to the moment where your...
Summary: It almost feels like a sequel XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of my favorite games of 2012. As a fan of the original franchise back in the '90s, I felt like it did an excellent job of not only re-introducing the once-beloved franchise back into the fold for newcomers, but also providing veterans with a...
Summary: Several hours into XCOM: Enemy Within, pumping bullets into extraterrestrials and sending aircraft to chase UFOs, I found myself thinking of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen . Rest assured, there are no dragons here, but Firaxis' beloved tactical shooter follows much the same model as Capcom's...
Pros: 40 new maps with diverse settings enrich the playing field, New EXALT faction makes metagame at base more challenging, New MECs and gene mods add "cool" factor without sacrificing difficulty, Meld collection adds urgency to standard missions
Cons: New Seeker enemies are little more than pinatas
Excerpt: Last year’s rebirth of the XCOM franchise with XCOM: Enemy Unknown was met with high praise. We even scored it a fantastic 9/10 . You should go check out that review, because there’s a lot of similar key points that both this expansion pack and the original game share.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Enemy Within is an improvement on an already outstanding game. It takes familiar systems, builds on top of them and challenges us in new ways, once again wearing our fingernails down to the bone and frazzling our nerves by making us second-guess each and every decision we make on...
Pros: Increased map variety, MELD presents new risk/reward decisions, MECs are awesome, Expanded research trees and engineering options, EXALT faction adds tension to the global conflict and panic-managing metagame, Shakes the tactical gameplay up with new enemy types and improved AI
Cons: How is the texture pop-in worse than before?!, Multiplayer still fairly sparse, We're going to have to talk about that ending
Excerpt: Una expansión con sabor clásico que hará aún más aleatoria cada nueva partida a XCOM. Sus nuevas unidades, equipo y escenarios completan una edición que enganchará como la primera vez a los aficionados, y supondrá la excusa perfecta para los que aún no se han adentrado en su mundo.
Pros: La nueva facción EXALT hace que te replantees tu estrategia de nuevo., Las nuevas instalaciones como el laboratorio de genética y cibernética multiplican exponencialmente tus opciones., La mayor variedad y aleatoriedad de escenarios hará que cada partida sea distinta de la anterior.
Cons: Que la historia principal sea la misma que Enemy Unknwon hará dudar a muchos jugadores., Las versiones de consola se venden junto al original, con el encarecimiento correspondiente de precio.