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X-COM What genre is XCOM?

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by J1M, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Trithne Augur

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    Planetary defense simulator.
     
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  2. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    Xcom is one of them RPG's I was told. It has numbers in it.
     
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  3. Endemic Arcane

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  4. Shog-goth Learned Patron

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    It was the key for a once epic and exclusive genre, until they tried to resurrect it like the phoenix and missed the point. Nonetheless it's a good old game that you can play full steam ahead, just watch out for the missed snapshot.
     
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  5. Black Arcane

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    Clever grl.
     
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  6. Zeriel Arcane

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    According to Gollop, it's essentially Laser Squad + some Microprose strategy ideas which wouldn't have existed if they hadn't pushed for it. Kind of funny to look back on that, since the stuff people consider core to its appeal wouldn't have even existed if not for "publisher meddling".

    Maybe that's why you find it hard to pin down.
     
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    Space Games
     
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    Its genre is XCOM.
    There's not really any game like it before it, and there's not many that follow the same sort of system without directly being inspired by it.
     
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  9. normie Prophet Patron

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    tactical popamole tycoon
     
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  10. made Arcane

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    Space Invaders RPG
     
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  11. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Fighting games are real time tactics
     
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  12. catfood AGAIN

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    Dating sim.
     
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  13. Dodo1610 Cipher

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    I always call it a turn-based cover shooter.
     
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  14. samuraigaiden Savant

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    It's a JRPG, like Fire Emblem
     
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    Publishers at the time were not just corporate suits that only knew (and cared about) how to do marketing, increasing shares and that.
     
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  16. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    Actually it's UFO that was inspired by Sabre Team (1992); made the maps random, and added entire strategic layer over it, but still the tactics part is very similar. Gollop pretty much upped Rebelstar / Laser Squad idea with Sabre Team presentation.
     
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  17. Zeriel Arcane

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    Gollop has said in interviews he was not responsible for the strategic layer at all, that was Microprose.
     
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  18. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Microprose wanted strategy layers due to the success of Civilization. See my signature vid for more detail on it. X-Com itself was also shitcanned for a time, but they kept working on it anyway.
     
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  19. normie Prophet Patron

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    meh, might as well hear it all from the guy himself
     
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  20. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Damn I hate when youtubers steal my content :lol:
     
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  21. Gibson Learned

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    the term you're looking for is "JA2 wanna-be" ;) and yes, I'm aware of the chronology of games, but JA2 nailed it so good that for me, every tactical TB game is "JA2 wanna-be" :D
     
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    An RPG
     
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  23. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    It's a rogue-lite.
    :shitposting:
     
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  24. AdamReith Learned Patron

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    Tycoon game with interception and tactical combat mini games.
     
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  25. Raghar Arcane

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    Tactical squad game with strategy layer.
     
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