Independence Day (II): Resurgence trailer
I mentioned this on Twitter, but I'm curious. Has anyone on the FF forums played Firaxis's recent combat strategy game, X-Com Enemy Unknown/Within?
I have played it / am playing it. I'm like two missions short of beating the campaign on Ironman Impossible (and I have no routine in it because it has now been a few months since I last played, so I'm too scared to continue
If you have, isn't the new Independence Day trailer EXACTLY what you'd imagine an X-Com movie would be like?
Well, not really. Pretty much the only thing that reminds me of X-Com in the trailer is the modified alien tech (and the part where there are guys with guns running in a dark bunker/corridor). Also, in Independence Day, at least in the first one, the aliens came to exterminate all humans (didn't they?), but in X-Com it's not quite like that. This differentiates the stories quite a bit in terms of how the aliens act and how the humans react. But of course, plotwise, the endgames had certain similarities.
I feel that it would be really difficult to adapt X-Com into a (single) movie because it's so much about doing tons of missions and slowly researching the aliens and their technology. A TV-series (not unlike Stargate SG-1) would work: A secret base, a squad of soldiers going on missions, losses and rookies mixing relationships/things up, some episodes centering on the scientists/engineers/interceptor pilots/Bradford/Big Sky, the rise of the f*king Exalt, the horror of base defense, and so on.
[sighs] That would be great.
Also, a little (more?) off-topic: I usually don't let myself to get excited about upcoming games, but it's really hard not to get hyped when it comes to X-Com 2.Edit: Added a sentence to hopefully make more sense.