XCOM: enemy unknown (no not that one, not that one either) Page 42

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  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 18:32:00 22,001 posts
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    20 from Game. Currently leading Quintin Sweetbottom, Brian Big, Bruce Hunkaspunk into combat.

    The 4th? My gf. Porn star names were a great idea.
  • Lotos8ter 12 Oct 2012 18:49:06 2,352 posts
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    Firaxis are from Baltimore so its only one set of characters for me:
    Stringer Bell, Bunk Moreland, Wee-Bey, Jimmy McNulty and Omar comin'

    Fiat Lux

  • Khanivor 12 Oct 2012 18:51:45 40,380 posts
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    I fear that when I get home and playing I'm also going to find out I left it too late to get more sats up. Wasn't expecting the long build time on the birds either, which means I have a swish sat Nexus sitting there with no sats and a bunch of nations getting all pissy about aliens killing their people, or some such pussy ass bullshit.
  • GiarcYekrub 12 Oct 2012 18:57:27 3,660 posts
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    Nope it comfirmed no copies in my town :(

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  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 18:58:59
    Scimarad wrote:

    @mowgli

    As far the comparison between the two demos is concerned, I don't think you'd be missing out on anything by going for 360 version. There didn't really seem to be much in it other than sharper visuals. I'm playing the PC version with the 360 pad and it works really well.

    I'd say get it on the 360.
    Cheers, had no idea there was a 360 demo - so bloody well out of the loop. didn't know this game existed until last week...

    Demo is good so 360 it is!
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 12 Oct 2012 19:01:48 6,654 posts
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    Yeah it looks like they've put a good deal of thought into a joypad-centric interface.
  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 19:15:25 22,001 posts
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    DUMBING DOWN WAAAAAA
  • Whizzo 12 Oct 2012 19:17:49 43,033 posts
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    First terror mission Jesus Christ I was so unprepared, zombies with 10 health let alone the Chrysalids themselves, fuck me.

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  • agparrot 12 Oct 2012 19:19:10 11,903 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    I think the new patch may be bugged. When I discover aliens they move, then I get the reveal cinematic and then they move again.
    I'm not sure this is necessarily patch related, actually, and it was one of the things I started to notice late, late last night before I went to bed, so I was going to keep an eye out for it later. I'm actually playing on the 360 version, and I noticed a similar-sounding thing.

    I had already read in the previews that the aliens get a free turn if you discover them in the open - like a 'reaction move' turn, which is fair enough really if you discover them and they are out in the open... they haven't necessarily had a chance to set Overwatch or whatever, and to be honest a reaction move is better than a reaction shot.

    Like you, I have noticed that some of the teams that arrive because they have moved into your line of sight, rather than you discovering them, act in an odd way - they seem to take their normal turn of movement, and then because they have stumbled into your vision for the first time, they ALSO get a reaction-move turn, which doesn't seem right at all.

    I haven't experienced it enough to nail down whether something specific, repeatable or broken is definitely causing it though.
  • Scimarad 12 Oct 2012 19:26:59 8,530 posts
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    @mowgli

    Please remember that the demo is a very hand-holdy tutorial type thing. Don't let it put you off the game!

    In other news, Peter F Hamilton is no more (surprise Floater) but apparently Naomi Novik is a shit hot sniper.
  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 19:31:54 22,001 posts
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    Cuddles McGraw is a bitch of a sniper. Squadsight is amazing.
  • TechnoHippy 12 Oct 2012 19:40:46 14,698 posts
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    Tescos let me down, but luckily Blockbusters had a copy left :-)

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  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 12 Oct 2012 19:45:16 6,654 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    DUMBING DOWN WAAAAAA
    Playing it on PS3 so it's a good thing imo.
  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 19:57:37 22,001 posts
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    Popsicle down. But captured an Outsider!
  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 19:57:42 22,001 posts
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    Popsicle down. But captured an Outsider!
  • Tryhard 12 Oct 2012 20:06:10 3,664 posts
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    Elton Muuga just got wind that he died.I reassured him that he now has Alan Kertz for company.

    Must stop blowing up Aliens with rockets and grenades and getting no goody remains to use.

    My top three troopers are in hospital leaving me with a green team to search a UFO.Oh my.
  • fletch7100 12 Oct 2012 20:14:30 6,934 posts
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    Tryhard wrote:
    Love escorting people back and hostiles pop up from nowhere.And you have to tactically reevaluate the situation.I now have my troops surround the escort target and move back as one.
    There is one where you have to go down some stairs onto a street and the VIP is on the far right hand side of the map. The road is the lowest part of the map so had 2 soldiers on high ground either side of the road in overwatch. As soon as I met the VIP then 4 thin men jumped in. all of them were in the overwatch arcs of my shooters. Those thin man were ripped to shreds in seconds :)
  • Tryhard 12 Oct 2012 20:18:28 3,664 posts
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    @fletch7100 That must have been impressive viewing.
  • onestepfromlost 12 Oct 2012 20:22:47 2,039 posts
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    Yeah one thing i like about this, if you use proper tactics, like two by tewo cover formations and stuff. it works. well.
  • Derblington 12 Oct 2012 20:34:29 21,268 posts
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    @Tryhard
    I've had to read a few of your posts a few times before I realised what you'd done with the naming. Genuinely a little disturbed.
  • orpheus 12 Oct 2012 20:34:30 993 posts
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    Love it love it love it love it love it. Naysayers don't know what they're missing - it really is XCOM. Brutal, tense, oppressive... the constant feeling that things are slipping out of control...

    Fools. XCOM is dead, long live XCOM.
  • fletch7100 12 Oct 2012 20:42:32 6,934 posts
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    Just going on a terror mission:)
  • Tryhard 12 Oct 2012 20:51:04 3,664 posts
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    Elton just saw Matros in my squad picture and tweeted. "Hahahahahah Matros is the pink power ranger."

    Certainly adding alot to my XCom gameplay having the Dice guys into what is going on aswell.
  • onestepfromlost 12 Oct 2012 20:52:29 2,039 posts
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    Has anyone gave the Mp a bash yet?
  • TechnoHippy 12 Oct 2012 20:59:07 14,698 posts
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    Still early on in the game, but I'm loving it so far. Sure it's simpler than the original, but it plays well.

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  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 21:02:05 22,001 posts
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    Absolutely nailed my first terror mission.

    Then lost my best medic next mission as I forgot to give rookie medic any health kits.

    FFS.
  • RedSparrows 12 Oct 2012 21:05:58 22,001 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Still early on in the game, but I'm loving it so far. Sure it's simpler than the original, but it plays well.
    I really don't think it is. It offers pretty much the same, but cuts out so much faff.
  • fletch7100 12 Oct 2012 21:21:28 6,934 posts
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    Start of may and 800 credits to spend. What shall I buy :)
  • Tryhard 12 Oct 2012 21:36:57 3,664 posts
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    I need to get some sat uplinks built pretty soon.Australia and Japan just went red on me.
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