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PC Gaming World
Old fashioned, top-down, turn-based close combat, there's nothing quite like it. Horribly simple, but also horribly addictive.
The best way to play this game is to chat with a friend on ICQ while sending the turns back and forth. I wasted an entire afternoon doing just that. I caught up with a friend and played 5 games of X-Com. But the old spice-up-your-e-mail way is great as well, as the emails are not too large and won’t bog down your ISP. There is not a lot of depth here. Don’t go looking for the original X-Com in this game, because you will not find it, but you will find a simple enjoyable time-waster, and at a cost of $14.95 US you can’t go wrong.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
While the game is quite entertaining, it does have some shortcomings.
There’s no running total of your wins and losses. And a mini-campaign consisting of a few maps strung together would have been welcome.
Graphically, it’s behind the times — heck, it runs on a 486-66. But still, it can’t be beat for quick, leisurely fun against far-away friends.
Before you get too excited about the prospect of playing MicroProse's classic turn-based game by e-mail, you should know that this is a scaled-down, greatly simplified version of the original. The strategic and role-playing aspects are missing, as well as the variety of weapons. They have been stripped away in favor of a tactical game suitable for quick and easy e-mail play
Die E-Mail Games bieten eine Menge Spaß zum Budget-Preis. Allerdings läßt die Motivation wegen der
relativ simplen Spielkonzepte auf Dauer etwas nach.
This is a low-rent title with very limited gameplay end minimal appeal for seasoned gamers. On the positive side, it's cheap, simple, and quick, so you can view it as neatly enhanced E-mail rather than crappy computer gaming. But it's only related to X-COM if you squint.