|To be honest, I try and make sure the majority of my squad are psionically useful in one way or another. That was always my tactic in the original as well - mind controlling the enemy and getting them to do your dirty work is always the safest way!|
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Very true, but I'm struggling to get any gifted soldiers at the moment though. I could really use a gifted support and another gifted heavy. Think that would complete my squad.
@LeoliansBro Yeah - it's ESPECIALLY useful in that situation.
Errrrr. If it were ever to occur, that is.
I cant even remember what the special gift is! Is a one time use or can you use it as many times as you like?
It's a power you only get on that final mission, but you can use it as many times as you like (got a long recharge though...)
Right thanks. Dont think I even used it on normal.
Is it that thing that the ethereals do to my mind controlled muton?
Cos that is pretty brutal
Probably. You only get it in the final mission once you've used the Gollop Chamber.
I had one gifted soldier from 15 in my entire C/I run (so he was the Volunteer by default), and I completed it perfectly well enough, so having lots of psi skilled soldiers isn't a necessity.
No. But it is good fun
Thats what I thought. I just cleared a landed supply barge without too many problems (and it landed me at the side so it was a bit awkward!) so I think I can handle what it throws at me.
However... I think I need a heavy psi as the volunteer if that ability stacks with heat.
Yeah, it makes mincemeat of Sectopods even on C/I.
I think ready to just go for it now! I've only got a couple of psi's but I'm getting bored of just assaulting UFOs. Just want to complete it now!
I just need to take down a battle ship to get the blaster launcher and I'm good to go. Cant get the bastard to show up though
I need the final research projects though for the trophy. I missed out on it on normal because I didn't capture a sectoid commander...
Finally completed CI!
476 days, 662 aliens killed and 33 brave soldiers lost their lives fighting the good fight.
It was a long old slog, and I had to rebuild my entire squad twice due to squad wipes. I nearly gave up but decided to stick with it. Glad I did as victory was all the more sweeter!
I actually feel a sense of achievement for completing CI which is rare in gaming, for me anyway.
Overall, great game.
Bremenacht 21,767 posts
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Haha! Well done! It's a good feeling completing CI.
Thought I'd screwed up the last mission when I lost one of my snipers. Was completely my fault - I left her exposed to a beserker. She had ITZ and was taking out the mutons no probs, then she missed an 85% shot and I had accidently bloked the doorway with one of my soldiers so couldn't get the rest of my squad out out to finish them off... doh! Luckily I still had my DT sniper to take out the Uber Ethereal.
PenguinJim wrote:I've been pretty lucky with bugs. A few teleports and couple of freezes thats it. Nothing gamebreaking.
Failed to load save game. The file may be corrupt.
My best CI so far, I was earning over $1,000 a month, was kitted out, had survived a couple of wipes without issue, and was finally stunning like a motherfucker!
The fucking bugs in this fucking game are a fucking joke! Have they even bothered patching it?
And why do white chrysalids emerge with the same HP as the adults?!?! (That's possibly the only design change I'd make)
And why not have a little video available at the end of the mission that transforms your turn-based action into a more simultaneous real-time movie? Wouldn't that be nice! The way the soldiers cheese it through every level, I imagine that the ten-minute nail-biting turn-taking would make a... 50-second real-time movie?
I'd be furious if that happened on my CI game. It took me about 10 attempts to get to mid game in good shape. If I lost that file I probably would have given up on the game!
I like the movie idea...
I periodically backed up my C/I game to memory card... sorry to hear your grief Penguin.
RunningMan 2,537 posts
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If anyone is missing the old style x-com, xenonauts is up on steam for early access.
Khanivor 41,924 posts
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Any word on more DLC? I'd like to play some more but I need more tech!
What does CI mean?
I think I'd throw my computer across the room playing on a harder difficulty. I reload saves if anyone dies in my Normal game
It has started getting a bit easy now I've got a dozen colonels all equipped with plasma weapons, though. I'm ready for the 'final' mission (I assume it's the final one, it's the one the Gollop room unlocks) now, not sure I want to play again on hard, would like some more variety now.
Edited by TarickStonefire at 09:00:32 01-06-2013
People did Classic Ironman (as noted, abbreviated to C/I or CI) for the achievement. And for the challenge, bugs notwithstanding. Whether I try to spend the time doing Impossible is another matter...