I grew up playing the original X-Com and Starcraft, so when I saw that a new X-Com was available for Switch, I jumped at the opportunity.
I'll get the small negative aspects out of the way first: this is a massive game, and occasionally there can be somewhat long load times and visual omissions. The most frustrating aspect is when enemies (even large "kings"/bosses) don't appear - this can allow you to take an entire turn with your team only to realize that something is actually right in front of them, and it can be potentially devastating. If you save often, the frustration can be dulled significantly.
The good: the game is so engrossing that I got lost in it for almost a week straight on the easiest mode. The characters are customizable to a satisfying degree, the gameplay is very smooth, especially if you have a plug-in controller, and the game is endlessly challenging and interesting. It's like a choose-your-own-adventure game with infinite possibilities along the way. The music and sound effects are absolutely brilliant and keep you motivated and interested in continuing to play hours even after you thought you were going to take a break. The AI is scaled very intelligently - at the start of the game, the opponents are easy to kill and seem to meander about without much will to kill your soldiers. They grow progressively stronger and more intelligent, and by the end you are constantly being kept on your toes.
I haven't even played the expansion to X-Com 2 yet, but the first game alone is worth the money.
Length of ownership: 1 month
No: I don’t recommend this product