Just had my first base defence mission! Wow, that was brutal.
Firstly, great game play! So many memory’s from the original xcoms! The running from room to room and covering doors etc. It was just like the old school games but with Pheonix point graphics
Secondly, It was a little difficult. I enjoy a challenge but this was brutal.
The aliens have so many entrances to your base you just cannot cover them. I only had 6 soldiers in my squad (lost one in the last mission). With the aliens spamming in and blowing away all the base civvies I split into 2 groups of 3. I could hold two of the spawns (taking loads of damage) but aliens still streamed in from every other spawn and went to town on my base.
My two groups of three, were busy every turn just covering the new spawns, at those 2 entrances. The other aliens already in the base and coming in from other spawns were free to clear house.
I have left the game at the last alien and last remaining soldier… so I can restart and play it again.
If I had 10 soldiers… maybe…
If the base civvies a handgun each… maybe
If there were less alien spawn points…
I don’t know. The game play was truly fantastic but if this were a real campaign, what was left of my base, squad and base crew might’ve been a campaign ender.