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Question for XCOM fans

#1superbowl54Posted 10/4/2013 8:00:38 AM
I figured I'd get more of an unbiased opinion here than on any XCOM board, so that's why this topic is here.

I played and loved EU in the last few months and I'm seeing The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is currently on sale for DL on amazon for $20.

My question is... is it worth that much? I've heard mixed things about it, but it looks kinda fun.
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#2FaPaThYPosted 10/4/2013 8:35:49 AM(edited)
No, not worth $20. I don't have it, but judging from playthrough videos it looks pretty meh unless you're specifically looking for a generic 3rd person cover shooter with terrible AI team mates that like to charge to their deaths. Which isn't surprising with how shaky the development of this game was.
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#3dekouPosted 10/4/2013 8:54:40 AM
I don't have The Bureau, but I do know it has almost nothing to do with EU gameplay wise. It's got a very messy development history with many funny tidbits:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bureau:_XCOM_Declassified#Development

My favorite part is how "2K Games president Christoph Hartmann said at the time "strategy games are just not contemporary"". Then they decided to revamp the game when EU was a huge success. I suppose it's just another episode in the modern saga of "CoD Chasers", the sequel to "WoW Chasers".

Still, it shouldn't be a bad game. Just remember that its ties to EU are mostly financial in nature.
#4SlashmanSGPosted 10/4/2013 9:48:42 AM
It looks like a s***y Mass Effect clone, I'd pass.
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#5Hi CPosted 10/4/2013 10:26:01 AM(edited)
The Bureau is trash. The closest it will ever get to Xcom is its subtitle.
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