G4's stalwart game previewer Miguel Concepcion has his boots on the ground at Gamescom 2012, and hasw brought back a preview of upcoming RTS XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The game is meant to appeal to fans of the original XCOM series, as well as bring new converts to the XCOM fold.
Here's a little bit of our XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview:
Firaxis could have easily focused on just recreating the classic XCOM gameplay, satisfying the majority of the fans of the original title. Yet the studio also devoted time and resources to load Enemy Unknown's story mode with a ton of cinematics. From Shining Force to the upcoming MechWarrior Tactics, many strategy games feature most of their dramatic moments in brief dramatic cutaways of the battle. With Enemy Unknown, it's easy to notice that Firaxis took a lot of care in crafting its cinematics, even when characters are not in attack phases.
Read the rest of our XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview.