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Bolt Thrower: XCOM TBG, Steam Sale, Witcher 3

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29 Jun 2015 01:00 #205090 by Matt Thrower

My Gamerati series is actually running a bit ahead of my columns here, so this week you get another one! This time it’s deconstructing XCOM: The Board Game.

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29 Jun 2015 11:12 #205102 by charlest
You reviewed XCOM the boardgame awhile ago for a different site, has your opinion changed at all since then or become more refined?

I find the lifespan of reviews kind of interesting and how an opinion in and of itself is kind of in a constantly shifting quantum state only nailed down at the moment of observation (creating).
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29 Jun 2015 15:32 #205142 by Matt Thrower

charlest wrote: You reviewed XCOM the boardgame awhile ago for a different site, has your opinion changed at all since then or become more refined?

I find the lifespan of reviews kind of interesting and how an opinion in and of itself is kind of in a constantly shifting quantum state only nailed down at the moment of observation (creating).


It's an interesting topic, certainly. Especially as it relates to the replay value of games compared to their wow factor.

The linked piece isn't supposed to be a review, so apologies if it reads like one. It's supposed to be analysis of how the game relates to the video game that inspired it. That said, if you want my ongoing opinion on XCOM I still think it's a solid co-op that makes good use of an electronic gimmick to do something smart and unusual. I don't play it much any more for the simple reason that I find almost no co-ops have any staying power with me. I just prefer competitive games. But fans of the genre should still be loving it.
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