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Xenonauts

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a few people have recommended this game. Thank you I am having fun with it.
Its essentially a remake of X-Com. Graphics are improved but not superb for example what is this dude holding?

 

xantub

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It's not what you think, he's an alien, and that's his nose. He has a cold and is blowing his nose.
 

Elcs

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Xenonauts is great.

Certainly, I had more fun with that than I did the rather more scripted X-COM: EU/EW.
 
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Xenonauts is great.

Certainly, I had more fun with that than I did the rather more scripted X-COM: EU/EW.
The script did give the game a nice feel. X-Com (new) is a great game they just removed some interesting items like multiple bases and alien base assaults. Still a worthwhile game.
 

Elcs

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The script did give the game a nice feel. X-Com (new) is a great game they just removed some interesting items like multiple bases and alien base assaults. Still a worthwhile game.
The scripting nigh on ruined the experience for me.

I was always useless at the original UFO: Enemy Unknown (was about 9 at release) and watched my Dad play it for hours on end... but multiple bases, full Geoscape, base assaults (both ways), little to no combat scripting made it.

With the modern day version, the base mechanic is underwhelming and the scripted combat part is disliked by a significant number of people... whether that's the larger number would be debatable but it's certainly an aspect I disliked.

The only thing that engaged me about modern X-COM was the ease of the combat system. Although TU's is a more tactically flexible system I never got along with it but I did get along with the 1 move/1 fire system.
 

Borealis7

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I went through 3-4 missions before i realized i could LOOT THE BODIES!
Once my strategy of positioning the APC in the ship's entrance and shooting up the place started failing, i uninstalled and i'll get back to this game sometime in the future.
 

Canun

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Great game, incredibly tough. Got to about the halfway point, and it just got crazy difficult. Guys teleporting, and your weapons barely able to damage them.
 

you2

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I think this is what you meant but it is around 6.50 in the latest humble bundle which includes a few other games (a couple of them are decent).
 

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