Awesome game. Turn-based tactical genre. Game consists of turn-based battles & micro managing your base & resources. Both parts are fun & challenging. The game is a challenge for a powerplayer like myself. Its designed for you to lose countries & troops. If you're like me you probably hit reset if one of your characters dies. Do that in this game & you'll be hitting reset nearly every battle.
One nice thing is that there are difficulty options. Want to be like Super Heroes than play easy. I played & beat through my first game on normal. I'm playing my second game on Classic & its pretty hard. I'm trying to save all the countries & I've had to restart 3 times. This 4th time I've gotten the furthest yet on this mode. Also there's Impossible mode. In any mode you can use a Tutorial & Ironman Mode (IM). IM limits saves allowed.
Mucho fun if you like turn-based tactical games. Rev needs to give it a try.
I give it an A.
I'm going through it on easy to A) figure out how to play it and B) see the story. It's pretty sweet. The only thing I dislike is not knowing where the enemy is when you first hit a map. It's somewhat time consuming to step by step make your way to the enemy. The alternative is to run in and lose a red shirt. I'm too anal to let my guys die so if someone does I restart it.
It's definitely a good game. Does anyone know how long it takes to complete (roughly) on easy? I'm trying to decide how much time is left in the game?
Finally someone replied. It only took 3 months, part of the reason I shy from posting on "Now Playing".
I don't know how long it took me, but it felt short, maybe I just didn't want it to end.
Let some die. I know its hard. I've reset a few times, but honestly its more fun to have some casualties. For one your victories feel sweeter. It feels more like you've got worthy enemies. For two, part of the fun I had most was building guys up & even using guys I didn't really want to. In my first game my best soldier was a bald lady from Brazil. At first I didn't want to use her, but when my awesome American Support unit got wasted I had little choice. Just so you know I edited her to be bald, she didn't start that way.
Anyway, looking forward to playing X-com if/when I can get a working copy.
I actually found this at Best Buy for the PC. I was just browsing around and remembered your post.
And darkrage is right, it's available for order on Amazon as well.