Coffee Talk #524: Old School Cool vs. Outdated

I’ve been anxious to see how XCOM: Enemy Unkown would be received. Although it features modern graphics and sound, it very much plays like an old-school PC game. I fell for the game earlier in the year and was sure that it would score high with critics (it did), but I wasn’t and am still not sure if “real” people would dig it. Would the old-school gameplay feel refreshing in 2012? Or will gamers think that it’s outdated?

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I’ve been anxious to see how XCOM: Enemy Unkown would be received. Although it features modern graphics and sound, it very much plays like an old-school PC game. I fell for the game earlier in the year and was sure that it would score high with critics (it did), but I wasn’t sure if “real” people would dig it. Would the old-school gameplay feel refreshing in 2012? Or will gamers think that it’s outdated?

From scouring various message boards, players have been loving the game so far. Yes, people that post on web sites and forums are only a percentage of the number of people that buy games, but it’s as good a barometer as any. And yes, just because a vocal minority have been raving about the game doesn’t mean that it will be a mass success. Still, I’m super-happy to see that the game has been well-received so far. In a world of sequels and balls-and-guns games, it’s great to see a title with old-school sensibilities doing well.

If you’ve checked out the game or videos of the game, please let me know what you think of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Are there any old-school series or genres that you’d like to see with a modern twist? Have you recently played a game that was old-school cool or one that was outdated? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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One thought on “Coffee Talk #524: Old School Cool vs. Outdated”

  1. I’m anxiously awaiting the new Doublefine title. I miss point and click adventure. I plan on getting Xcom eventually.

    Naked lady gaga??

    I’d like to see more JRPGs released in the west. That could perhaps make me buy a Vita.

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