Reviews by phantomspiker
An enjoyable, but flawed game.phantomspiker | Aug. 25, 2013 | Review of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (NA)
The Bureau is a third person cover based shooter with some tactical elements. You directly control William Carter and command two other AI agents. Carter takes more of a support role, most of his skills center around healing or incapacitating enemies. Each AI agent is given the designation of recon, engineer, commando or support and operate as you would expect. The weapons you start off with are typical of the era (m14, 1911, etc) but get more exotic as you progress (laser and plasma weapons). You can also equip Carter and each agent with different types of backpacks that enhance each character's performance on the battlefield.
The story fails to live up to the game's interesting combat. It's filled the unexplained plotholes and bland characters. However, I did enjoy reading and listening to the notes and audio logs found through the missions and the XCOM facility.
I enjoyed my time with it overall.