Two initial errors in the 'pedia.
In Skill and Experience: “…increasing teh core stats…”
In Shred Damage: “Dhred damage”
No apparent way to rebind keys. After ensuring graphics settings are at max, this is the first thing I go to change before I start playing. Not finding a way to change keys or even the behaviour of the mouse zoom (pulling back on the mouse zooms in, which is counter to how I would like it).
Invasive message notifying of end of turn.
End Turn button already exists. If we’re out of action points, then it could flash if you want to notify the user. The message is a little obnoxious. Oh… is it part of the tutorial? In that case, being able to turn it off by turning off the tutorial is ok.
Hitting escape during enemy turn does nothing.
When I hit escape, I expect the game to stop. I have a wife and two small children. When I have to go, I have to go and I don’t want to have to ctrl-alt-del just so I can shut my computer down.
Game told me my sniper would have line of sight if I moved to a specific square. When I did, all the enemy icons were grey and it put me into free aim. I couldn’t see an enemy using free aim.
I was issuing orders to a soldier and was called away from the PC. I hit escape and dealt with the issue. When I came back the mouse had moved the view to the far top-left of the map. I clicked the soldier portrait to get back to where I was and it would only enter the info screen.
To center the view, I had to select a different portrait (jumping to that soldier), then click the one I wanted.
Is there a way to turn off the camera taking control?
Like, can I issue orders to a soldier and have the camera stay put while the soldier runs off?
Can I have it so that when I finish moving a soldier, it doesn’t shoot off to some other soldier that it thinks I should move next?
I absolutely loved the new XCom reboots, but they suffered badly from consolitis (controls designed for console). I played that game to death a few months at a time, rage-quitting for months at a time because of the controls, then coming back to it because I really wanted to play it.
This game is in a weird place for me right now because there’s no key rebinding, the camera does it’s own thing, and the end of turn splash message feels obnoxious.
It somehow feels more PC orientated than new XCom, but as all the console controls are baked into the help screens and there’s no rebinding, it also feels more console than new XCom.
Realised this all seems super negative.
Love the shooting. Feels great.
I’m only early stages, but that new squidly alien adds cool new mechanics to the game. Even at this early stage, the enemy variety is already better than just-more-armour-and-health.
I’m getting a lot of haven interaction. Adds a lot of flavour.
I already knew I was going to like the game, so I’m not surprised that I like the game. It has a great feel and I’m looking forward to seeing where my playthrough takes me.