XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Good, Challenging Game
This is a pretty challenging game and a must for fans of strategy games but this game won't be for everyone. It's really hard to lose one of your squadmates after you've built them up a couple of levels and know that one simple error or mis-step on your part can get them killed. I had a sniper with 4 missions and 7 kills under her belt and she bled out because I failed to bring an extra medikit and because she was only in half-cover. Half-cover is pointless because the aliens will hit you anyway and have amazing line of sight aiming. I like the variety of thing you are able to do at the base. You really have to manage your finances and realize that no matter what the decisions you make as far as what countries to help always has consequences.
This is my GOTY!
When i first saw this game i thought it was complete garbage untill i got it free on playstation plus. So since it was a free game i thought i'd give it a shot and it turns out i'm playing this game nonstop!! It is so addicting and fun. Now i'm hooked into the series! Except for the Bureau. I recomend this game to anyone.
Totally worth it
At first i thought this game was lame, i was in a huge mistake, this games is not easy at all, it requires a lot of thinking you cant just run and shoot, is a must buy !
Could Have be A LOT better.
I have played a lot of games like this before, including the original XCOM and it's successors. I was very disappointed in all limitations this game imposes on the players. Apparently the game designers never heard of an advanced technology called "pockets". I've heard a lot of little "justifications" for this but it just doesn't add up. A lot of things were very good but nothing was "perfect". This game is about a 7.5, MAX, when compared to any other games with a similar format. It does some things well enough to grab out of the bargain bin. Good Luck and Happy Hunting.
If you like stuff like Halo Wars/Supreme commander this is something you should check out.............................
Could Be Better......
First, I like this game but I found flaws while playing. I should get this out of the way that it has nothing to do with the game-play, I believe it is good and hope more games with this kind of game-play come out. However I found flaws with the graphics such as glitches, it could be that I had high expectations graphic wise, but characters appear that their guns, arms, legs, etc. were going through their cover. I dislike when they sprint because the camera will get stuck behind a wall or something and I feel that messes with the experience of the game. I feel that is the only flaws but I rated the game low-ish because it happened very often. It could just be me and I notice these things more then the average gamer but I feel that this game glitches a lot but I hope they make another one like this, hopefully with less glitches in it. Thank You For Reading And Have A Nice Day!!!!!
21 Gun Salute!!!
As you know, this game is an update of and old classic. It is also very, VERY, addictive. I played for 8 hrs in my first session. An RTS with consequences. Manage a base, no problem. Do research, build stuff, buy things, keep panic down, sure. Almost forgot, now go battle aliens, while trying to keep your squad alive in turn based battles. Enough! If you have some free time on your hands feel free to play this one. If not, I personally suggest you leave it alone. You'd never know losing a low rank squad member would kind of hurt. Just wait until you get your top ranked, maxed out sniper killed, due to poor choices on your part. (I can still hear her scream.) It'll keep you up nights.
Excellent Strategy Game
I was a fan of the original X-Com and when I found out this game was coming out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. They have done a great job sticking to the original concept and the improvements to the graphics, gameplay, "Geoscape", and base map are exciting and easy to manage. At first, I was unsure if I was going to like the game automatically picking a soldier's class (sniper, assault, heavy weapons, support role), but it's actually made gameplay easier, and then getting to choose special perks as the soldier gets promoted more than made up for that. The research tree seems to be a bit more limited than the original game, so it's easy to run out of things to research. There does seem to be a lot more to manufacture, and I like that as long as you have engineers, most weapons and components were made instantly to equip your soldiers. The only negative thing I have to say is that I wish you could sell your manufactured items at will to help create income; however, with most things being built instantly, i guess that would take the fun out of the game if you didn't have to balance your monthly budget...it's a tradeoff that I don't mind. Also, I wish that enemy weapons didn’t fragment when an alien was killed. It would be nice if the weapons could just be picked off the bodies on the go, and if they were already researched, you could equip your soldiers without having to manufacture them. Actually, it would be nice if you could pick up anything left by the fallen (alien or human) such as medic packs, weapons, etc. All-in-all, I was glad they brought the old X-Com into the 21st century. This game has a lot of replay potential and a must buy if you like strategy games. It's like chess on steroids...but cooler. It’s a very addictive game and I often find that when I’m not playing, I’m thinking about my next move!
Great game, Can be played over and over again..
I like this game because of the replay ability of it. You can keep on playing it. It's a great game..
It's 11 PM already? I am skipping work tomorrow
X-Com: Enemy Unknown is a great and worthy heir to the X-Com title. Real-time strategy game fans rejoice: a fantastic console RTS is now available for your consumption. Happily, I was able to purchase this gem for a measly $40 at a time when the standard price of a "new" game (which is likely just a warmed-over sequel) is $60. RTS games of this caliber are not new. X-Com was a PC RTS many moons ago. I came into contact with it by way of the "Jagged Alliance" series which borrowed its game engine from X-Com. I must admit, that I would have preferred this game to have been wrapped in Jagged Alliance clothing as I appreciate the mercenary story line better than the alien invasion premise of X-Com, but the game play for this $40 title is superb. The sound was surprisingly impressive as well. Very creepy and appropriate. Time slips away amazingly fast when one is engrossed in this game. I have been having trouble getting up in the morning since X-Com has pushed back my bedtime by an average of 3 hours. Not a fast paced game but if you like games that require planning and thought, this one is for you.