It’s very easy to remember the glut of video games we played as kids and remember things with a lovely pinkish tinge.
Long nights side by side with our friends finishing co-op titles on the couch, fighting against each other in the arcades, or just a moment captured when a video game speaks to us in a deep way.
Yet this is only, as we just mentioned, at one point, or at best an emotional state that we remember feeling more than the game itself, and it can sometimes distort our perception of the title in its whole into something much bigger than it actually was.
So think of it as a reality check, wake up call, which can indeed cause a bit of friction when you realize that some of our favorite games just aren’t as good as we remember when played today. hui.
Still, don’t be sad that they were outmatched and eclipsed by those who followed and just remember that you can still love something despite its glaring flaws (just ask my partner).
Now, frankly, I’m absolutely infatuated with the X-Com franchise, spending every opportunity to get kicked in the face and cough “thank you” through bloody lips and missing teeth. I love the brutal challenge of these titles, I love the ever-growing alien threat and the delightful micro-management that accompanies your team to victory while making sure your bases are well supplied and defended.
However, even I, as the owner of the Julian Gollop Shrine, have to put an end to the original title X-COM: UFO defense because this game is absolutely! * $% In some places! If you thought missing a 95% chance to shoot in the latest games was maddening, try getting your team out of a ship one by one to be instantly downed by an offscreen enemy with far greater firepower than you yet. and even.
It wasn’t a war, it was a massacre wrapped up in a confusing UI layout with button icons that seemed to actively go against what they were actually doing when you pressed them. It was a game that seemed rigged from the start and only got worse from there, forcing you to have more precognition than any real tactical sense.
Guides and tutorials exist in the full library to help players alleviate as much as the aggression this game calls gameplay, but you can’t help but feel like a mug yourself after reading them. Rave reviews of the title at the time calling it the epitome of team-based tactical games.