I picked this up on the App store recently. I've completed it on my xbox already but always wanted to play it a again on a harder setting and trying different tactics and I thought my tube journey to work could be perfect. |
I'm surprised how well it works on my iPhone 5 considering the small screen, it's perfectly playable and runs very smoothly. It works fine on my ipad 2 as well, despite the age, I guess the non-retina screen helps. A few have moaned about the un-kippable startup video, but it is skipable, its hiding the loading of the game, once it's loaded you can skip it. They've removed a few of the cut scenes, like the autopsies which is a shame because I enjoyed those! I haven't built a place to store aliens yet so I don't know if they've also removed the interrogation videos, I suspect so. Other than that it is a direct port, the graphics are quite a bit worse but it doesn't distract from the great gameplay. One thing though, it EATS the battery! On a full charge I think you could get maybe 2 hours of playing the game out of it, it's brutal.
Slightly annoying is that if you enable ironman, cloud saving doesn't work. This does make sense as you could cheat by not updating the cloud and so you could play on with an old save, but if you're that determined to "cheat" then you're probably not going to use ironman anyway. So as i switch between my phone at work and ipad at home I can't use it.
Three months into my first classic game, going very well so far I think. Only lost one guy, India bailed but I don't think there was anything I could do about that and I think it's normal to not be able to save everyone on classic.Just got surprised by my first mutons but they luckily ran back into a building and I managed to move everyone up onto the roof. One area I still think is slightly flawed is the way you uncover groups of enemies. For me is restricts the tactics you can use. With flanking so powerful you want to really try and split your group, but if you uncover a group of aliens then you need all your guys together to have the fire power to take them down. So I end up always keeping my guys close together in a well packed group, which is a shame really.
Anyway, no doubt I'll be on later saying I've lost an entire team and 5 countries have buggered off.
Edited by IJ at 16:28:16 18-07-2013