We need to be able to give nicknames/callsigns to our units, I mean we can kinda do that already but to be completely honest adding “Nick” in the character’s name textbox is just not enough, The game doesn’t use that Nickname in any way.
We need an actual Callsign system for our people, I wish we had the same system as in XCOM 1 & 2, the game would briefly display a character’s Callsign next to it when selected in battle. Also, they needed to reach a certain rank to get their own Callsign going, from there the game stops using their real names and instead using the Callsigns. So Callsign equals Ranks, Ranks equals Stronger!
In my opinion, This is the main reason why players grow attached to their characters, the game keeps telling you who is who by using their Callsigns in combat when you select them.
In the end you get to familiarize yourself with those Callsigns, taking rookies to the field from time to time, you will get to know everyone in the barracks.
I really like the fact that they are given their real names for the sake of personalities and I’m not willing to change that to have it be just a Nickname to make it easier for me, At the same time in combat I don’t mind their names, I need their Callsigns.
XCOM 1 and 2 are so good at telling you who you just selected specially XCOM 2, you assimilate that information so quickly that 2 seconds later you don’t even remember where you got the info from.
It’s so non-intrusive… It’s like, As the recipient you got the message but there was no emitter at all.
For real, I had to go back to XCOM 2 War of the Chosen to take a look at how this game did it and I was playing WotC as I was downloading Phoenix Point :ROLF:
To date I’m still having troubles with this in Phoenix Point, I press Tab and I’m like: If I move the Green Sniper! If I move the White Heavy! If I move the Assault!.. No, The OTHER Assault, the Red one!
I ended up giving each of my early units a color and if you want me to tell you the truth, I even gave them the color name for the “Nickname”: Red, White, Green lol