Even though Xenocide hasn't been completed yet; I know that this game is going to be better than what those guys have put out. I have been playing Afterlight for a few days now, and I am definitely saddened by where this game has gone. Don't get me wrong, it is really entertaining with all the new weapons and technologies they have with this game and the really good story line. But the general gameplay lacks a lot. I feel like I'm playing a childs game. The graphics are like the sims... lame..., the music is like civ4 (
!?!). Civ4's music is awesome FOR THAT GAME; when I play a game base on the originial XCOM: UFO Defense I want to be terrified. They just don't know the impact music can have on people. With an updated game I was thinking they would at least have some more graphic animations like blood and guts (all the good stuff), but no! The maps and enemy races are lame too. I haven't finished the game yet, but you only fight 4-5 different races the whole game and each race has some base type monster you start fighting then it throws in basically soldiers with different names that just have different colors and weapons.
The only thing I will give them 5 gold stars for is what they have done beyond the battles. The characters obtain levels which can have points added to different stats which boost different attributes (they have it setup in a wierd manner though). This can be improved on. I also like the ability to control territories, because you are able to secure different resources which are needed to produce certain weapons and stuff. This part of the game though isn't really comparable to XCOM: UFO Defense because it only fits Afterlights storyline (Afterlight takes place after Earth has been conquered and you are moved to Mars to transform the planet).
Overall, from what I have seen with screenies and sounds. I definitely think Xenocide will pwn UFO Afterlights face..... If they finish it..... harharhar
Edited by ReCk, 22 February 2007 - 07:04 PM.