Holy Crapola! Wild West XCOM? That’s a Backin’

Check out this Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1752350052/hard-west

How damn cool does that look? XCOM wildwest, with HOMM overland map? Oh god yes. Just check out that gunfight!

And the mechanics they’re espousing:

The combat is fast. The whole combat encounter takes no more than 5-10 minutes. It’s short, bloody, and decisive. All it takes is one well laid shot. It’s just not that easy to put yourself in the proper position.

No peeling off HPs. HPs represent the ability to withstand a shot or two, alternatively to sustain a powerful blow.

There’s little randomization: you either make good predictions and good decisions to land a kill, or you die. There’s no victory without risk, but it’s a well calculated risk.

BANGBANGBANG! Look at ’em go! I’m a backer. Maybe you should be too?

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4 thoughts on “Holy Crapola! Wild West XCOM? That’s a Backin’

    1. True, but I don’t have a problem with early access. Yes – at least half the time early access games aren’t worth the install, but you don’t *have* to install them. It’s optional. You can always wait until it’s more mature.

      The system isn’t perfect (I’ve played Prison Architect to death… and it’s still in alpha. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?) but I don’t think it’s a deal breaker.

      1. Early access games are nothing more than demos that you have to pay for. I will never support them. If they release as full games and are actually good than I have no problem buying them.

        I can’t buy a unfinished product.

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