*WARNING READING PAST THIS POINT IS THE WRITTEN VERSION OF MARMITE, you will like or dislike the idea*
i'm really looking forward to getting to grips with EWOM, anticipating being part of the beta ... its really good to see that stardock are making a game that even though they couldn't phyiscally be the true successor of the MOM franchise, in spirit it seems from whats been said on the forums thus far, it may well just be that!
To be frank, i wasn't 100% sure who made masters of magic originally only that i remembered it as being the first game of its type, now referred to as x4 rts... i also couldn't really understand why even to this day. to me, that other companies nevermade a game that had as much depth and relayability to it as masters of magic had/has.
Only recently it dawned on me that microrpose made masters of magic. I was fairly young at the time never took much notice of who made the game as long as i enjoyed it.
Which brings me to the reason of this thread...
i would very much like to see another XCOM game remade,
O- it would have to be 3D, instead of isometric.(probably goes without saying )
O- it would also have to have a multiplayer aspect to it ( this could just be for 2 to 4 players or more ? )
i want you thinking "Laser Squad Nemesis" here, but even more awsome!!!! if you've never played, just try it for one month to see if you enjoy it ( its bascially multiplayer xcom type game which is made by the founders of xcom series itself ( the Gollop Brothers, or Julian and Nick Gollop they showed their game to microprose who lapped it up and turned it into the xcom series we know and love today!)
O- also multiplayer would be nice to have a co-operative option for the regular game, which would be nice
O-like in apocolypse being able to choose turn based and real time playing modes would be good ( though personally i'd used real time all the way some still prefer turn based )
O- The geoscape would have to have an economy again, buying and selling was part of what made this game
those that tried to remake the XCOM series always felt something was and is missing without it.
***THIS POINT ONWARDS SOME MAY NOT AGREE***
O- I also would like to have the option to switch between over head view to first person view,
O- being able to play the game in FPS mode and for it to feel like a FPS while ur playing,
O-If you can't imagine this, i'd like some of you to imagine Natural Selection ( originally a HL1 Mod soon to be a stand alone game as Natural Selection 2 ) the mechanics in that game were awsome!!!
***No, nothing like the patheticness of Xcom : Enforcer, that game really let the franchise down in my opinion***
O-so basically all these bullet points amount to are, make an xcom game, stay true to the original, whilst all the while allowing players to choose if they want to play in FPS mode, and for it to feel like NS1 felt, only in the XCOM universe and it would totally be amazing, and DARE I SAY IT, if done with as much love and affection as microprose seemed to do time and time again ( before they hit financial hardships ) it would be AMAZING!!!!!
Atari still have the Intellectual Property for the XCOM series as well Master of Magic... so if this idea ever came to light does that mean it could legally be called ZCOM ^^ and the gaming community could put it down to a typo sorry had to run that by yas.. heh
SO GUYS:: tell me what you think of this idea, would it be a yay or a nay... more so, if some of the ideas i've mentioned aren't you cup of tea, what about some other ideas all related to bringing back a totally amazing xcom game on the off chance stardock decide to put it on thier to do list...
you might think that some xcom games have already been there and done that however for me none of them actaully had that X factor of the xcom series. Afterlick aftershock aftemath... all ok ( apart from cheesy accents in game ) but didn't have that certain something about them, for me mainly the lack of economy lets them down most.
Also none of the xcom remakes had or have any multiplayer side of things which i also feel should by now have been put in an xcom game,
one last time, please comment lets get this debate on the road