XCOM: enemy unknown (no not that one, not that one either) Page 117

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  • thelzdking 17 Sep 2013 00:34:39 4,367 posts
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    No, I don't need any more snipers. I wish the game would let you choose your classes.

    And is anyone else still experiencing the teleporting aliens bug? I have only recently come back to the game and I find it odd that it hasn't been patched.
  • oldschoolsoviet 17 Sep 2013 00:38:30 5,478 posts
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    Enemy Within for PS3 appeared on Amazon at long last - just under 23 at the mo.

    Edited by oldschoolsoviet at 00:38:42 17-09-2013
  • Monstro 17 Sep 2013 12:36:39 23 posts
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    @thelzdking Teleporting or long-range-pulling aliens is an absolute sod, especially on Classic Ironman when it can unfairly kill your soldiers =/ I, too, find it odd that this problem is still outstanding. Hopefully EW will fix it.
  • Monstro 17 Sep 2013 12:37:27 23 posts
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    I hope Officer Bradford continues his starring role in XCOM:EW. He's just so dreamy...
  • Monstro 17 Sep 2013 12:43:00 23 posts
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    @RedSparrows That's a nice way of looking at it.

    There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether EW adds a "new" campaign or not. I got in trouble on Reddit for daring to call it an "alternative campaign". But really, it's just the basic campaign with new elements, technology and story missions introduced. Whether it's "new" or "alternative" or "enhanced" seems like a moot point.

    Presumably you can choose to play the EU campaign or the EW campaign, which just modifies the tools you have to play through the main campaign structure.
  • Bremenacht 17 Sep 2013 21:57:23 18,244 posts
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    Are the maps the same then? Lots of new maps would be enough for me, so all the extra stuff is so much better.
  • RedSparrows 18 Sep 2013 00:02:17 22,680 posts
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    New maps integrated with old.
  • Monstro 18 Sep 2013 10:03:26 23 posts
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    @Bremenacht I believe there's twice the original number of maps bundled in, plus the original maps still feature. Whatever - there's loads of new maps. That's probably the addition I'm most excited about...
  • Mr_Sleep 18 Sep 2013 10:49:22 17,064 posts
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    As long as the building site gets barely a look in then I'll be happy.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • P_Eldritch 18 Sep 2013 11:38:18 6 posts
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    Ah, playing X-COM on iPad - amazing port.
  • Bremenacht 27 Sep 2013 18:10:53 18,244 posts
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    An Alien-Focused XCOM? Firaxis Talks Possibilities - RPS.
  • El_MUERkO 28 Sep 2013 17:38:01 17,028 posts
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    Abandoned another Classic Ironman after a some cruel luck fighting mutons and a cyberdisk, going to wait for Enemy Within now.

    Nice preview on PC Gamer: http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/xcom-enemy-within-hands-on-meet-earths-new-defenders/
  • convercide 12 Oct 2013 00:37:49 6,024 posts
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    Playing my Impossible playthrough. Lost 5 countries so far, however I thought it would be 6 as Australia has max panic but they didn't abandon the project at the Council Meeting. Tough bastards.

    If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

  • muttler 12 Oct 2013 07:07:21 4,026 posts
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    Have we mentioned how proper shafted console players of Enemy Within are going to be? The extra EW stuff is being sold as a separate package on PC, but on PS360 you have to buy XCOM Commander Edition, which includes EU and all the dlc plus the new EW game, so if you've already bought the dlc for EU you're getting a raw deal. This is according to Outside Xboxs YouTube video.

    Also, anyone wondering which console to get EU on, definitely get it on Xbox- the PS3 version is glitchy and graphically not as good as the 360 version. I know having owned and played both versions extensively. Probably the 360 version is a safer bet for this Commander Edition or whatever.
  • Deleted user 12 October 2013 08:29:08
    Iphone version down to 6.99 currently. Bad reviews about crashing though.
  • jabberwoky 12 Oct 2013 12:33:18 522 posts
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    I'm planning on selling my Xcom for the new version, hoping to get more than 79p off GAME for it.
  • convercide 13 Oct 2013 13:40:59 6,024 posts
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    Is there a minimum number of civilians needed to be saved to pass a Terror Mission? Still on my Impossible playthrough and my civilians are getting slaughtered on this one.

    I also had the luckiest break earlier. Two Mutons remained, one character turn left. They had warp spawned right on my team so I figured I was going to lose a guy so I shot at one of them with a laser rifle doing 6 damage. He did his 'Intimidate thing' and figured next turn I'd lose a guy or two. Except two of soliders panicked. One of them, the Assault guy, one shots the Muton with full health, getting 10* Critical on him and the Support guy finishes the other off. Mission over.

    If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

  • Dodgymat 13 Oct 2013 17:27:26 917 posts
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    jabberwoky wrote:
    I'm planning on selling my Xcom for the new version, hoping to get more than 79p off GAME for it.
    Does the save from EU cary over to the new one then? If so, I'll probably do the same as I didn't get around to grabbing the DLC.
  • jabberwoky 14 Oct 2013 20:53:56 522 posts
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    @Dodgymat Thats the million pound questionn. I hope so. But if not, its probably still worth it as you have to make the transition at some point,
  • jabberwoky 14 Oct 2013 20:58:30 522 posts
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    @convercide One of my guys panicked and shot an alien I was about to capture. My very first capture. Pissed me off no end. So it can work both ways.
  • Dodgymat 15 Oct 2013 23:23:51 917 posts
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    @jabberwoky

    Watched a 25 min gameplay vid of EW on Giant Bomb's YouTube channel earlier, and while they didn't ask the dev guy about saves, after seeing how the game works I think saves from EU have a 0% chance of carrying over.

    The covert ops stuff looks like an interesting (and hard) distraction.
  • jabberwoky 16 Oct 2013 13:02:51 522 posts
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    @Dodgymat

    I wasn't concerned about the story side of the save, its whether having unlocked all the extra options by winning the campaign would carry over, but guess it wouldn't. Maybe in EW you don't have to unlock them.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2013 14:31:15
    TotalBiscuit's posted an hour long preview of Enemy Within:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vbj0C1KKwE

    (stupid hotlinks still borked?)

    I must admit I'm both impressed but disappointed in equal measure.

    There seems to be quite a lot of nice new features but it sounds (shudder) too easy. Mech troopers seem incredibly overpowered and boast a huge array of cool abilities. The new maps and inclusion of Covert Ops sounds damn good though.

    On the plus side, however, it has given me the urge to boot up some Xcom for the first time in months to see if I can handle the soul-crushing nature of 1-shot rookie kills once more...

    Edited by Ironlungs76 at 14:32:11 23-10-2013
  • RedSparrows 23 Oct 2013 14:46:33 22,680 posts
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    I think Firaxis know what they're doing re: difficulty. I wouldn't be surprised to see counters to some of these things, or more mobs, or even harder difficulties.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2013 14:50:30
    I'd certainly hope so mate, the insinuation from that video was that the mechs needed a serious nerf (insofar as their power basically removed all necessity of classes from the game other than medic and sniper).
  • RedSparrows 23 Oct 2013 14:56:49 22,680 posts
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    Aye. Would be a strange oversight from the dev, given how Enemy Unknown worked well. Patch ahoy?
  • jabberwoky 24 Oct 2013 11:23:55 522 posts
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    I'm wondering if there is any point in having someone who isn't gened or meched. Are normal guys redundant?
  • Dodgymat 26 Oct 2013 09:12:12 917 posts
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    @jabberwoky

    That will probably depend on how much Meld you can gather. I think you need it to make 'em, and therefore possibly maintain 'em too.
  • jabberwoky 26 Oct 2013 11:02:40 522 posts
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    Well the guy in the video above didn't seem to have much trouble flooding his ranks with them.
  • El_MUERkO 26 Oct 2013 12:04:18 17,028 posts
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    When interviewed (link should be somewhere in this thread) Firaxis said Classic and Impossible difficulties should be harder than before. I have zero concerns tbh.
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