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  1. #381


    Oh hells yes.

    Oh, and Kotaku has some videos so you can see Exalt in action, no base defense yet though.
    http://kotaku.com/xcom-has-changed-s...elf-1442680019
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    game was pretty fun during the steam weekend except for the constant crashes when starting or finishing a mission :/

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    I have to say, I bought XCOM: Enemy Within on the weekend and I was pretty pissed off. First they are charging $50 US for the expansion (just to Australians). Second the damn game didn't work.

    So I re-installed the game and got it working. I was a little bit underwelmed at first but have to say I fucking loved the Whale Mission. Man that was intense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Camel View Post
    I have to say, I bought XCOM: Enemy Within on the weekend and I was pretty pissed off. First they are charging $50 US for the expansion (just to Australians). Second the damn game didn't work.

    So I re-installed the game and got it working. I was a little bit underwelmed at first but have to say I fucking loved the Whale Mission. Man that was intense!
    I wonder if the extra spawns during that mission give exp. I came out of there with an insane kill count, about 40 critters total. I wonder if I woulda gotten colonels just from camping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashnazg View Post
    I wonder if the extra spawns during that mission give exp. I came out of there with an insane kill count, about 40 critters total. I wonder if I woulda gotten colonels just from camping it.
    If that was the case I guess this may be the perfect mission to take a few rookies on. Great XP or good fodder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Camel View Post
    I have to say, I bought XCOM: Enemy Within on the weekend and I was pretty pissed off. First they are charging $50 US for the expansion (just to Australians). Second the damn game didn't work.

    So I re-installed the game and got it working. I was a little bit underwelmed at first but have to say I fucking loved the Whale Mission. Man that was intense!
    You could of got it for around $25 from ozgameshop.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashnazg View Post
    I wonder if the extra spawns during that mission give exp. I came out of there with an insane kill count, about 40 critters total. I wonder if I woulda gotten colonels just from camping it.
    I had that mission occur my first game that I started in EW, but then I decided I wanted to change some stuff in my early build, and restarted, and haven't seen it yet.

    I've got like 8 colonels now...

    Also, training roulette results in some really, really imba classes. Assault class + close combat specialist + low profile + mimetic skin = stealth blitz!

    Actually, mimetic skin in general is just overpowered.

  8. #388
    Quote Originally Posted by Schmittay View Post
    You could of got it for around $25 from ozgameshop.com
    I'd actually never heard of the site till I'd complained about the price on the steam forum... after purchasing the game.

    Have you had good experiences with the site?

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    really tempted to get it with ew but im hoping theyll release a gold edition type package with the base game and x-pack but if they do itll take a good few years

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    XCOM: Enemy Unknown / Within

    Surprised there isn't an up-to-date XCOM thread.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is about an alien attack on Earth in the near future. It incorporates RPG, Strategy and the Action genres. It's basically a Tactical Shooter.

    You control a squad of 4 to 6 soldiers that possess a variation of skills and abilities. They 'classes' are Assault, Sniper, Heavy and Support. Your missions could include evacuations, neutralising bomb threats, killing all the aliens or capturing one.

    What makes this game extremely appealing is the permadeath feature. Your soldiers can die rather easily. One bad move, and that soldier could pay with his/her life. As they rank up, you begin to emotionally connect with your soldiers meaning a death can be devastating to your game.

    The other half of the game incorporates an RPG / RTS element. You build and develop your base to give you access to new technologies and weapons/armor/items.

    I felt compelled to make this thread because I completely ignored the game when it came out. I saw it on the steam sale and decided to try it out. I was hooked immediately.

    Fantastic game with a great level of difficulty.


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    While i agree that it´s a decent game, it´s not as good as the old ones. Lacks tactical depth, and it lacks it a LOT.

    For each soldier do
    move
    if enemy in range
    shoot
    else
    take cover

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    Didn't see the thread. My apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDurionX View Post
    While i agree that it´s a decent game, it´s not as good as the old ones. Lacks tactical depth, and it lacks it a LOT.

    For each soldier do
    move
    if enemy in range
    shoot
    else
    take cover
    Yup, that's been my single biggest complaint about it as well. I don't like this 2 point system they used at all. I mean, it works, and I'd assume for anyone who hasn't played the original, it works perfectly well. But I freaking miss time units, I miss dropping 20+ guys on a map, I miss multi-tiered bases and shit, I miss having more than one goddamn base with a skyranger! It just annoys me when people try taking a 'fresh' outlook on something that already fucking works.

    I also hate what they've done to Chrysalids.
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  14. #394
    I got XC:EW for xmas and have been playing it with a great deal of joy. I was going to do an ironman but I'm very happy that I decided to drop down a level of difficulty from the last playthrough. That whale! And the Exalt base!

    The game really needed a few more large base assaults, and a large team mission, and the expansion delivered that.

    Meld is a nice resource, good to add a bit of time pressure to maps so that playing with Eternal Overwatch now comes with a (small) penalty.

    I would like to have more large maps with more large squads. I'm also very disappointed that we didn't get to keep our rookies from the base defense. I had one spectacular previously unknown recruit who stayed up high and splashed a couple of cyberdisks at crucial moments. I would have loved to medal her and train her up to captain.

    I really like Annette's voiceovers, and the language options.

    Some of the genetic modifications seem so useless, though. It shouldn't be this clearcut a choice. Haven't done a playthrough with MECs yet, that'll be my next run.

    Newfoundland was amazingly fun. I ended up, after many a squad wipe reload looking for full survival, sacrificing a rookie to get the rest of the squad out. Absolutely magnificent design.

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