Postat: 5 iulie
I was really on the fence as to recommend this game or not, and I think in the end that alone pushed me towards not recommending this game.
It's not a terrible game, but it just not a very good game. I like the idea; giving us some background on the XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Within universe, but it falls short in numerous places. The story seems a bit broken in places, in that it just seems like some people know things they should not know, as if they were short for time so they just pushed the plot forward unnaturally. Beyond that, it seems a bit silly how they supposedly cover up a global invasion. I mean, even with limited communications tech from the 1960s, that just seems ridiculous.
Really, though, the big issue for me was the gameplay itself. As a shooter, it is mechanically sound, I suppose; but as a squad-based "tactical" shooter it's pretty much broken. The mechanics are there, but your squaddie AI is just so busted it may as well be nonexistent. What is the point of having teammates if at the end of most missions you have every single kill yourself? And that is with constantly micromanaging your dummy squaddies to use powers, flank, and specifically target enemies. They're just so bad at actually shooting it's exponentially faster to kill things yourself. One would think in the heat of a massive battle with 20 or more enemies they would ocassionally finish one off, but that is truly a rarity. On the other hand, maybe it's just a big inside joke from the devs in reference to the all-too-common "my squaddie just missed a 99% chance to hit flanking shot from 5 feet away" events you see all the time when playing Enemy Unknown/Within.
If you are an avid XCOM fan, you can find some interest in this game, but it is nowhere near as polished as the strategy XCOM franchise, and really does not add as much as you might thing it should being a prequel of sorts. Do not expect a particularly engaging shooter, however. This may be set in the XCOM universe, but it lacks the charm and polish of XCOM we all know and love.