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XCOM 2 thread of the game

by noiseredux Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:14 pm

I know Popo and JMustang already started playing this. I had decided I was putting off and waiting for a sale. Then there's been so much talk on Idle Thumbs I got interested... and found a decent sale.

Downloading now. :oops:
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by MrPopo Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:30 pm

Bwahahaha!

I definitely recommend you play with the Tutorial enabled for your first game. There's some story pieces in those first couple missions that are important; the other story beats in the game build off of that. You can skip it on future games because it does take too long to get through (and skipping it means if you do well you can come out of the first mission with four squaddies).

Soldier customization includes being able to select gender at any point, so you can go the all Valkyrie squad like I did. I never touched soldier customization in XCOM1 but did spend a decent amount of time in this game to give them hair styles I liked or sync up all their armor styles for a consistent look on the top tier armor.

Learn how concealment works. Nothing feels worse than breaking concealment unintentionally.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by noiseredux Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:32 pm

I'm so excited. I'm so scared.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by MrPopo Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:57 pm

noiseredux wrote:I'm so excited. I'm so scared.

You don't know what fear is until you see the new alien in the second month. I won't spoil the surprise.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by noiseredux Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:59 pm

Omg this game is so good. With 168 hrs in the last, expectations were high. Holy crap. This is good.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by MrPopo Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:33 am

noiseredux wrote:Omg this game is so good. With 168 hrs in the last, expectations were high. Holy crap. This is good.

My thoughts exactly.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by flash1987 Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:38 am

It's a game that really does build tension well and you really start to care about your squad.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by noiseredux Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:44 am

flash1987 wrote:It's a game that really does build tension well and you really start to care about your squad.


I haven't started naming my guys yet. But I'm sure I will.

I did the tutorial and then two missions after that.
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by flash1987 Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:43 pm

I'm on the final mission, its been a casual Veteran run, some save scuming even. Next time the slightly harder difficulty and iron man... I'm sure there will be many painful deaths
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Re: XCOM 2 thread of the game

by noiseredux Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:15 am

MrPopo wrote:
noiseredux wrote:I'm so excited. I'm so scared.

You don't know what fear is until you see the new alien in the second month. I won't spoil the surprise.


Codex or the snaking things?


After 5 hrs of play, I'm considering starting over knowing now what I know. This game is not easy. Gawd, it makes Enemy Unknown feel like a quaint cakewalk, haha!
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