XCOM: enemy unknown (no not that one, not that one either) Page 26

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  • Machetazo 9 Oct 2012 17:56:40 6,372 posts
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    1Dgaf wrote:
    My crew is going to be named after videogames. The last man standing is going to be the best video game of all time.

    Come on Hungry Horace!
    Mystical Ninja will be the one to bring the win.
  • AaronTurner 9 Oct 2012 18:09:43 7,521 posts
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    This is taking several decades to unlock.
  • daft 9 Oct 2012 18:11:09 446 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    This is taking several decades to unlock.
    Doing the VPN thing?
  • AaronTurner 9 Oct 2012 18:12:39 7,521 posts
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    No no no no no no.


    yes
  • daft 9 Oct 2012 18:14:22 446 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    No no no no no no.


    yes
    I am so close to doing that myself. Just need some more positive reinforcement. :) Let me know how it went... You're my fall guy. "He made me do it Guv, honest!".
  • AaronTurner 9 Oct 2012 18:21:36 7,521 posts
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    I did it with Skyrim cause I had no work for a month, it was fine.
  • Trafford 9 Oct 2012 18:26:43 5,270 posts
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    Just pulled of a "Very Difficult" mission with no casualties. So satisfying, my squads looking quite meaty now.
  • daft 9 Oct 2012 18:37:50 446 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    I did it with Skyrim cause I had no work for a month, it was fine.
    Ta. Just d/l Spotflux. :)
  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 18:52:04
    Once your unit is spotted can he/she hide again?
  • onestepfromlost 9 Oct 2012 18:55:48 1,966 posts
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    yeah i was reluctant to vpn as i hadnt done it before but it worked just fine and i played it for a good few hours today. Anyone know the answer to my question from the previous page? do similar base facilites get the adjoining bonus if they are vertically adjacent or is it just horizontal? Its been pretty fun so far. still havnt got the courage to get close enough to arc an alien yet though.
  • shamblemonkee 9 Oct 2012 19:33:39 14,041 posts
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    This is awesome, so tense, so many KIA already

    Ewan Mcgregor
    Charlie Boorman
    Will Smith
    Michelle Rodriguez

    may they rest in peace.

    :D

    Edited by shamblemonkee at 19:34:45 09-10-2012
  • phAge 9 Oct 2012 19:34:27 24,280 posts
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    So... Classic Ironman, vanilla Classic or Normal Ironman for first playthrough?

    I'm leaning towards Classic Ironman, but I'm afraid that the (as I understand it) "lose one complete veteran squad and you might as well start over"-mechanic of that difficulty will be a bit *too* hardcore in the end.

    Anyone seen any mention of recommended difficulty setting in the reviews?
  • fletch7100 9 Oct 2012 19:42:20 6,182 posts
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    @phAge

    The makers are saying classic ironman is the true difficulty level. Could try on normal first just to get yourself familiar with the game
  • agparrot 9 Oct 2012 19:44:03 11,903 posts
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    @phAge Sounds like you might want to play on Easy, with no Ironman.

    ;)

    General noise has been 'play Normal to get used to the systems' and 'play Classic for a difficult challenge'. Ironman probably won't have too much of an effect on Normal as by all accounts you don't often actually lose people, but that it is a gamechanger for Classic, where the attrition rate is higher.

    I guess it depends on whether you can bear to actually lose the game entirely and have to start over. I'm happy with losing and making mistakes and failing repeatedly, but then I'm planning to spend ages playing it, so I'm not reluctant to have to start over and over. So, Classic Ironman for me.

    Edited by agparrot at 19:44:29 09-10-2012
  • shamblemonkee 9 Oct 2012 19:47:57 14,041 posts
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    Yup, I restarted on Classic Ironman, think it adds something extra.
  • phAge 9 Oct 2012 19:51:07 24,280 posts
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    Well, I played the original to bits (even completed it once or twice), so I don't mind a couple of visits from Rapebear - it's just that if you can indeed Game Over yourself just by losing a single ranked-up squad in one mission, I fear that'll suck some of the fun out of the tactical missions.

    And I don't think there even *is* an Easy setting... :p
  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 20:00:15
    Poor demo, should give you a full mission. First mission is hold hand, second is a walk in the park.
    Will get it soon as know will be great but bad demo.
  • w00t 9 Oct 2012 20:06:57 10,976 posts
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    I'm going Classic Ironman.

    I don't want to win and see everything first time. I want to earn it.

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • KingOfSpain 9 Oct 2012 20:12:03 5,182 posts
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    Quick qeustion to those playing with a contoller. How do you exit the action view. Basically, I hit right trigger to make a shot but then decide I don't like the odds. How do I change my mind and then go back so I can move my dude?

    I've hit every button (or at least I think I have) but I'm getting no joy!
  • phAge 9 Oct 2012 20:15:49 24,280 posts
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    Think I use B (the red one).
  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 20:47:06
    i just press the right trigger again and it comes back.
  • AaronTurner 9 Oct 2012 21:12:13 7,521 posts
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    So far so great, love it.
  • Khanivor 9 Oct 2012 21:31:20 39,893 posts
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    Awesome. Hurt my wrist at work. Gonna have to ease up on work so I can do important shot when I finally get home.
  • El_MUERkO 9 Oct 2012 21:35:54 16,836 posts
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    A warning to ironmen, rookies get chewed up and spat out after the first few missions. Either your core squad can never die or you have to cycle in rookies to level them a bit. Just lost Postman Pat, 9 missions in. Taking a break to absorb my loss.
  • neilka 9 Oct 2012 21:59:39 14,942 posts
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    Love it so far, it's just like the old days *wipes away tear*

    Normal feels like the right difficulty for me, there's still an ever-present threat of it all going pearshaped without it being too punishing.
  • hiddenranbir 9 Oct 2012 22:33:10 5,744 posts
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    Normal-ironman is pretty bitch challenging itself.

    I always bring rookies with me, give them extra hp etc.


    I just lost my two captains, mission got a failure. X-COM Project will struggle to recover from this, for sure.
  • UncleLou Moderator 9 Oct 2012 22:50:13 35,172 posts
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    Ok, I'll have to be honest to myself here - classic mode is too hard for me. Played the first two non-scripted missions, and lost 5 men. That's with reloading a couple of times, too.
  • Kokapetl 9 Oct 2012 23:16:38 865 posts
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    I'm playing on regular as this is my first ever X-COM and I'm pretty much losing a team member every mission. I feel like I'm being careful and thinking things through but when things go wrong, they go badly wrong.

    Am really enjoying it though.

    Xbox Live/PS3/Steam - Kokapetl
    3DS - 0903-2865-7239 - Face

  • AaronTurner 9 Oct 2012 23:27:07 7,521 posts
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    I suppose its time to go to bed :(

    Really enjoying it on normal ironman.
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