Posted: April 23
First off, I got this game for 5 euro, and while it was good considering the cost, it is not worth it at a higher price.
An intresting game which is entertaining and challenging. The relatively small amount of hand-holding is refreshing, and almost caused me to loose my first campaign some 10 hours in, however it is not completly unforgiving and I could recover.
However it has a few downsides. The combat is purely chance based, and on higher difficulties these odds just stack more and more against you, meaning tactics mean less and less as random shots fired with a pistol from enemies miles away will instantkill your sniper, while your sniper just spent three turns missing the same alien, standing still in the open. Then the turn after 6 brutes with more hp each than you can deal out in a turn spawn on top of your position and annihilates you. These kind of cheap difficulty adjustment concepts just makes you annoyed and reduces the overall fun greatly. Still, worth playing through at least part of it once, I got it for 5euro, and it was worth that much, if barely.