X-Com: Terror from the Deep fiction/diary thingy

Just thought some of you might be interested in reliving some gaming memories through a sort of diary based around the exploits of one of my troops.

Part 1 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=299
Part 2 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=311
Part 3 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=319
Part 4 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=339
Part 5 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=363
Part 6 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=383
Part 7 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=421
Part 8 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=514
Part 9 - http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=574

I'm doing a write up after every session, I never got round to finishing this game first time around so there's a bit of the unknown for me in this too

part three burped up.

part 4 used as a means of humane lobotomy

part 5 furballed.

These are cool. Keep them up please.

Yeah, great reads! Much better than the actual game by a landslide. So are you planning on going through the whole game in these types of entries?

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Yeah, great reads! Much better than the actual game by a landslide. So are you planning on going through the whole game in these types of entries?

Are you in any way, shape or form suggesting that X-Com is...bad?

Burn the witch! BURN IT

Alien Love Gardener wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Yeah, great reads! Much better than the actual game by a landslide. So are you planning on going through the whole game in these types of entries?

Are you in any way, shape or form suggesting that X-Com is...bad?

Burn the witch! BURN IT

KILL IT WITH FIRE!

That said, I'm really enjoying these. Keep 'em coming!

Alien Love Gardener wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Yeah, great reads! Much better than the actual game by a landslide. So are you planning on going through the whole game in these types of entries?

Are you in any way, shape or form suggesting that X-Com is...bad?

Burn the witch! BURN IT

No, I'm suggesting that, uh, Terror from the Deep is less than the best game ever that the original was.... uh yeah, that's what. The really long missions in the game got so tiresome to me I'd rather get my xcom fix from the original and a slightly different fix with Apocalypse.

Still, I like how the story paints the whole gotta go right back out as soon as you get in feeling that seems to happen in those games (even if it is b/c you accelerated time)

aye, I plan on doing this all the way until I either win or lose.

I've always been too scared to try apocalypse out, I wanted to play it so badly when I was stuck with a 486sx but when I finally got a system I could play it on I couldn't bring myself round to actually playing it :S

alphaxion wrote:

aye, I plan on doing this all the way until I either win or lose.

I've always been too scared to try apocalypse out, I wanted to play it so badly when I was stuck with a 486sx but when I finally got a system I could play it on I couldn't bring myself round to actually playing it :S

Cool, sounds like fun. I look forward to future entries.

As for Apocalypse, you should give it a try as it is a pretty good game. I'm actually replaying it now. Use real time and be patient w/ it as it's a bit different. I never got into the turn-based combat for Apocalypse as real-time just seemed to move better.

Part 6 awakens from a beer induced coma.. leaving a nasty after taste http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=383

be warned, it's a bit of a wordy one this one.. so I'm told.

alphaxion wrote:

be warned, it's a bit of a wordy one this one.. so I'm told.

Your post in this thread, or the journal entry? hahahaha I read it on lunch. Very enjoyable to me.

Part 7 egged your house and stole all your chocolate http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=421

I got hit with the research bug. If you research certain things out of order, you're unable to research techs needed to reach the end of the game. *sigh* I ended up having to use a research cheat to salvage my game.

Part 8 seeks medical attention! http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=514

Terror from the deep was literally X-Com with reskinned graphics and a crappier storyline. The first game was great though.

WhiteNoise wrote:

Terror from the deep was literally X-Com with reskinned graphics and a crappier storyline. The first game was great though.

Still, these stories only use that as a basis for something fun to read. Keep it up, alphaxion!

I haven't forgotten about this amongst my left4dead playing and I present to you - an update http://www.alphaxion.com/?p=574

These are great I really enjoy your updates. Also I dont know if you are just more patient or what but you seem like a MUCH better player than I was at this game.