XCOM kicked my ass last night.|
Squad wipe on a large UFO mission out of nowhere after having felt pretty strong in the missions before (hadn't lost anyone in ages). 5 out of 6 were ranked above captain.
I then stupidly decided to do the base attack campaign mission. My reasoning was that I had left it for so long already, and I from what I understand, the aliens will just be tougher the longer I wait. So I sent my remaining 6 decent guys in.
It started very positively, I moved very slowly and took out a couple of Mutons and a Berserker as they appeared. I got to what I assume was the final area and 6 Mutons, a Berserker and a couple of the flying things appeared. I took the Beserker out first using up pretty much all my moves. I braced myself for a grenade attack from the Mutons, and they didn't disappoint. Cue panic and death.
I believe I was down to about 3 now and I was doing OK slowly killing the last enemies on screen, but then, 5 more Mutons and 2 Beserkers appeared. They killed 2 of mine quickly, leaving only my Corporal Sniper (my one and only Corporal), I backtracked hoping that if I got far enough away that they would leave me be (I had never tried it before and was assuming that's how it worked) - they didn't.
He was on 1 bar of health and I forgot that I couldn't leave the mission (no warning screen when I tried tbf), and when I did, he was "KIA" as well.
Ugh. I am feeling very despondent now. This game has broken my spirit in a way only the Souls games have.
I am struggling to find the will to carry on playing. I can't imagine getting through missions with 6 rookies with the Aliens that I have "unlocked" in my game appearing. I felt like I was doing so well with the Geoscape side of things, and I'm not sure what would change if I started a new game. I didn't have all of my squad using Plasma weapons yet, but I didn't think I would need to be so kitted out for only the 3rd (4th?) story mission.
It hurts, it hurts so bad.
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