Summary: When this game was announced back in E3 of 2010 as a first person shooter, the response was very negative. A man named SpoonyOne stated "Betrayal" on the X-Com faithful. Three years later, the game is released. Since then, the game was re-branded as a third person shooter with tactical elements. While this game isn't bad, it is not very impressive. Graphically, the game is somewhat underwhelming. While the art direction is okay, everything feels very lifeless.
Summary: Aliens. I wanted a game like mafia or car thief auto or splitter cell. Something cool. Instead I got this and it came with aliens and a super weak story. It runs on a similar engine used in terminator and gears of war. Totally boring and 100% linear. Too bad.
Summary: First of all, the biggest flaw with this game is not that it is using the XCOM name and producing a non-strategic shooter. The biggest problem with The Bureau is its incessant need to force you to do BORING things. Walk through static environments that have no purpose and no interactive features. Retrace your steps just to talk to someone AGAIN, like those horrible old RPG's.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified - the game that fanboys ruined for everybody else
29 January 2014
Summary: I remember when this game was still in development there was a big article in the Official XBOX Magazine, at the time it was simply titled XCOM - a first person shooter and it looked awesome. Then the XCOM fanboys started whining and complaining about how it was too different from the previous turn based strategy xcom games, blah blah blah.