I haven’t forgotten about that Europa Universalis IV piece! I have half of it written, along with half of a first impressions piece about Xenonauts. The short version is, Xenonauts is a clever homage to the original X-COM, and my first seven hours have been a blast – but I wonder if the next seven will be as fun. Perhaps it’s the rose-coloured glasses talking, but Xenonauts‘ ground combat seems slower and more grindy than X-COM‘s. It’s definitely slower and more grindy than Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Just a few links this week:
- Wasteland 2 is out… and reviews are surprisingly lukewarm. Judging by the couple I’ve read, critical reaction seems to be “good, not great”.
- IncGamers interviews Jane Jensen about the upcoming Gabriel Knight remake.
- Eurogamer previews the upcoming World of Diving, which has a great concept: diving game + Oculus Rift.