Додано: 4 березня
I might be through playing this game for now. Things are a little too erratic to be fun. I put 40 hours into the current game. Never while playing an XCOM type game have I loaded and saved so often. The aliens are very accurate at any range.
Swarm of Ufo's: Every few days there are like 8-9-10 Ufo's. I have 6 bases with 6 squadrons of fighters and things are just too crazy. Never is there like 1-2-3 ufo's, no there has to be as many as about 10.
Grenades: ALL aliens have them. They HURT. I do not think this will be changed. To be honest I am a little behind in research and production. I have level 2 armor but not 4. (3 is a jumpsuit version of 2). Grenades also cost way too many Time Units (TUs) for the player to use. 40. Taking into account many of your earlier soldiers barely have 40 TU's, when you need to use grenades, in the early game, you cannot.
Psionic Attacks: Way too powerful with no item that can be made to help protect against it. I had a Colonel with adjusted Bravery of 99+ be taken over by aliens in one turn. Bravery goes up when you are doing well in the fight. There is also something called 'being filled with Dread' on some missions and it can affect up to half the squad of 10 EVERY TURN. Way too powerful.
Aliens seem to have way too much health. Guess I am behind on research again. Their health should not spike so much. 200+ health on some of them. Yikes.
A different take on XCOM more like the original.
Get to build bases.
Neat air game.
Can sell downed UFO sites for cash instead of always doing ground battles.
Good weaponry. I like the ballistic era of guns. Would like to see an XCOM game actually have Ballistic guns as research items that are useful in end game.
Can cycle with Right Mouse Button to get better accuracy shots. I did not know this for over half the game. Was only taking snap shots - ouch.
Updated graphics compared to classic UFO Defense.
Base upgrades are handled well.
Alien AI is good - sometimes too good
Xenonauts has potential. I was very close to giving this a Thumbs Up. I have played the original, UFO Trilogy, UFO:ET Gold and 2K's more modern XCOM Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within. UFO:ET Gold and UFO Trilogy's Afterlight seem to be the best XCOM clones at the moment.
Don't get me too wrong, Xenonauts is worth the time, but it does have some annoying problems causing reloads like crazy. I was very close to giving this a total Thumbs Up but It is just below the norm since I played the late game.