So I didnt buy PP coz I wanted other games to play and at that time I was hearing that PP is going to Epic store so that sealed my decision not to buy at least not for now so there is my first question, what is the state of PP in that regard? Is it 6 months exclusivity? year exclusivity or PP is not coming to steam?
Anyway my bro bought it and I played it for 3, 4 hours and surprisingly I really liked it, I cant pinpoint exactly what scratches my x-com apocalypse nostalgia itch but hey Snapshot really did it (for me at least) geoscape, resource hoarding/conserving items/ammo, mergeable/mixable skill trees, AI isnt TOO brain dead and can give u a challenge(but if Im nitpicky they should be better/smarter/harder), and I also noticed when aliens attacked 1 haven that percentage who is winning actually matters in combat when u arrive (I found only one crabman when I landed at the scene XD which is crazy awesome detail), environment is made of paper for my agents & aliens which is a bit silly but combat is awesome, not too RNG which I like very much, I mean every aspect of the game mixes together and compliments one another very well. Keep it up Snapshot!
Now some things that annoy me & few suggestions
1st the most important thing are factions & heavens … I feel they are just there to be attacked by aliens or exploited by me which sucks… Its unimmersive I would like to see that they also wage wars between each other and aliens and also with phoenix project if diplomacy is too red. Also I would like to see some minimal activities (not too OP) from hidden bases coz its stupid to find a base with 3 solders and when I asked them what were they doing in that base to help me, they said nothing dude just chilling and watching the world burn -.- joking a bit but yeah that also is a bit unimmersive its stupid that only my base is doing something, i would like to see reactive factions coz diplomacy is there just for the radar which is poor(er) design than x-com apocalypse and maybe its too much to ask but I know I would pay a top dollar for this in a dlc if its too late to implement… Just saying… ¯_(ツ)_/¯
when I have 2 manticores its annoying to hold shift the whole time, isnt it just easier to select where u want to go and manually press space? Make a check box for automatic resuming the game so I can disable auto resume please. And its annoying to limit selecting only (discovered)havens who are in manticores SMALL range… Whats the point in queuing up?
description of some skills are too short like return fire, what weapon can I use for return fire? It doesnt say, only straight shooting weapons so does that mean snipers? Pistols? flamethrower? shotguns? miniguns?. It would be great that they put exactly what weapons coz spent points are permanent… rapid clearance or burst fire likewise are unclear too me.
Agents are still voiceless without soul except this sound ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US6YkBQJ8nw ) . there is still no “no ammo”, “low ammo”, “tango down”, “agent down!” “contact!” which makes me very sad I dont need Nicolas Cage how’d it get burned acting just 3 generic budget male & female voices for immersion please.