I first caught sight of The Bureau a couple of years back, and from the off: I thought it looked and sounded like a great game.
It had a retro setting, it had aliens that LOOKED alien and the gameplay sounded like it focused as much on investigation as it did gunplay.
Fast forward to today: we still have the retro setting, but the cool looking aliens are replaced by the generic pap we've seen again and again and the gameplay is cover-based shooting with squad elements that becomes very repetetive.
The whole thing feels like it was a new IP that was shoe-horned into the XCom franchise.
What a waste.
Watch the video charting the evolution (though I feel "devolution" is more apt) of the game to see what once was, and what could have been: uk.ign.com/videos/2013/05/10/t…