Man, what a tough game. The main thing that makes X-COM different than Enemy Unknown is that this does its best to be a full simulation. This entails a lot of things.
Room's full of smoke? Don't run around in there too long, or he'll run out of energy and go unconscious. Guy with a live grenade in his hand took a plasma bolt to the face? No problem, just run over there, scoop it up, and lob it over yonder. Want more global UFO detection and interception ability? Build more bases, and struggle to keep them funded.
This game's so hard, Beginner mode is damn tough. Half the fun in this game is learning from every time you lose, unless you're a ♥♥♥♥♥ like me and savescumm constantly. I still get a kick out of it anyways, especially when the skyranger drops you directly into a house (random map generators for combat encounters).
PROTIP: Get OpenXCOM after you buy this game. AFAIK the Steam version doesn't use OpenXCOM, and OpenXCOM almost completely eliminates compatibility issues with modern systems.
Geplaatst: 18 oktober 2013