I may be missing a simple concept of combat but…
With absolutely everything being destructible, there’s no possible way to take up strategic positioning.
Reaction fire from everyone and their dog for every single action? I keep getting turned into swiss cheese just trying to take a shot.
The random crates are an entertaining touch.
I’ve still yet to clear a map. Made a dozen attempts so far…
Edit: So when I was making my initial play throughs, I didn’t realize that the old skool Xcom mechanics of Ready/Fire are no longer in play. If you don’t take the time to free aim, you’ll almost never hit.
Even doing something dumb like using a guy who has no chance of hitting the actual target, just the cover, to knock down said cover can have you making crabby patties in no time.
The free aim calculator seems a bit wonky to me at times. Taking aim at a target, like the crab queen, and the zoom tells me I have a solid chance of doing 3 damage per shot, but the actual damage after the shot from the Heavy is almost half her life?
I still feel the strategical high ground is mostly non existent, After multiple wins, I find running and gunning the best option. Fire, fall back, fire, fall back. Just a continuous rat run. Leaves me clearing maps, grabbing all chests, and 75% all my units at full health.
Which is kinda like the same thing as the high ground position I was aiming for to begin with, where you are almost tactically impervious to incoming attacks while funneling mobs into kill zones. Which I can almost replicate with the run/gun method.
Anywhoo’zers… Latest Patch seems much smoother, still some graphical issue, RAM leaks, need better tool tips, camera getting stuck and the only way to unstick is by cycling through units hitting escape till it comes back.