The year was 1994 and I was sitting at my computer covered in Dorito crumbs and shattered dreams. After hours of playing XCOM, my entire squad of super soldiers had met their end due to a simple mis-click. Since death in XCOM was permanent, it was time to reload and try again… and again. XCOM: UFO Defense was one of my favorite strategy titles of all time, despite it’s brutal difficulty. For nearly twenty years I’ve been waiting for a proper sequel, and I’m very happy to say that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is that title.
I got to take a look at Trenched this year during PAX: East and was totally blown away. Trenched is a mech-combat game ripe with personality and ample customization. Double Fine is breaking the mold by offering AAA quality games for download at a fraction of the cost of their boxed counterparts. If you haven’t gotten to see Trenched in action, click HERE for some gameplay. If Double Fine keeps dishing out this much quality for a fraction of the price, the industry just may implode and suck itself into a black hole. Take a look at the opening sequence of Trenched and tell me that it doesn’t look amazing!