Context: i m an old X-com fan TFTD was my first but i have all he 3 first, EU, TFTD, Apocalipse. But i also have many others, After series, extraterestrials gold, and obviously Xenonauts and Fireaxis games and played other that left my HD for good.
I was releaved when the original makers of Xcom were in a new game. But the first trailers and gameplay threw me in dismay.Its like looking at a cavalry at the crest of a hill thinking its oon your side and discovering its more or the ennemy.
Its feels a mere clone to fireaxis game, with all its chakles and bad design decisions on the battlefield department.
Foreaxis games suffer from many problems that have been solved by fubaring the tactical squad part of the game.
The number of soldiers is low, too low to have anything that can be called tactics, Its dependent on RNG and savescum, not on how you approach the battlefield. Impossible to use many real life tactics and other non realistical and fun ones due to the lack of soldiers, no wonder LW always increase number, and more soldiers is one of the most downloaded mods especailly 6 from the start.
Good part: It seems we will be able to have up to 16 soldiers which is good but i fear about the 4 ones, below 6 its simply bad.
A quantity of actions instead of Time units. Why shackling players decisions ? (programation? AI)
If i wan t to arm 2 grenades and make them detonate at the end of turn in the hands of my suicidal soldier why can t i?
If i want to fire trice in a turn at th expanse of accuracy why can t i ?
1 shot 3 rb shot or full auto ? vanished. Less options....
And so ON.
There s also the fact that fireaxis Xcom don t let you take the equipment of fallen comrade and use it,
unlimited ammo - no need to balance stuff in the mission preparation department: More grenades or more clips, one more rocket or a pistol?
Should i bring extra ammo to unload in the first turn endangering the squad, or should i accept the risk of retreat for lack of ammo?
The sistem adopted by fireaxis is quite contriving and i personnaly, as irrelevant as it can seem, am not near buying a copy of fireaxis XCOM, even on steroid, i already have LW....
I would prefer much more the old Xcom system. TU = freedom.