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XCOM Or Dishonored: Which Should You Buy?

XCOM Or Dishonored: Which Should You Buy?

XCOM or Dishonored? Yesterday.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored are both released today, meaning we might be able to shut up about them as of next week. But for now we thought we’d put together a little buyer’s guide-type-thing.

Should you buy XCOM or Dishonored? Or both? Or neither? Here’s some reasons why you might pick any one of these options. Or, you know, ignore us if you feel the need.

Should you buy XCOM?

  • If you have a hankering for proper strategy on console, the likes of which we rarely see.
  • If you want to play a game that doesn’t hold your hand all of the time.
  • If you like excavating underground areas to fill them with your shiny new radar installations (not a euphemism).
  • If you want a game that can take over your life and will last you months, if not years.
  • If you like – or just don’t mind – the idea of having an enemy literally next to you and an 84 per cent chance of hitting them but still missing.
  • If you don’t expect a real-time man/alienshooter like some of the adverts seem to make the game out to be.
  • If you don’t mind losing.
  • If you don’t mind starting all over again because of said losing.

Should you buy Dishonored?

  • If you want a unique, interesting world to play about in.
  • If you can actually be bothered with things like ‘patience’ and ‘taking care’.
  • If you want to play a game that doesn’t hold your hand all of the time (as long as you turn off the objective and rune/bone charm markers).
  • If you want to play a game where nearly every way you try to complete an objective is catered for.
  • If you don’t mind that it’s a game that can be finished in four or 24 hours, depending on how you personally play it.
  • If you don’t mind a sharp learning curve.
  • If you’re not fussed about absolute military accuracy and machine guns and stuff.
  • If you’re bored of COD, Battlefield and Medal Of Honor – and their ilk.

Should you buy both?

  • If you have the money.
  • If you like the sound of both games.
  • If you want to pick up two of the best games this year – nay – this generation.
  • If you want to make us happy (we see no cut from sales of the game, annoyingly).

Should you buy neither?

  • If you’re too poor (sorry).
  • If you have no interest in deep, involving and unique games being published in the ‘triple-A’ (sorry again) space.
  • If you just don’t care.



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