OPM: XCOM can be an emotional experience. I knew that going into this. It’s not just about the attachment you get to your longest-serving little action-figure heroes. It’s not just the anguish you feel when one of them dies, or the gut-wrenching internal struggle as you try to decide whether to resurrect him with a reload or respect the poignancy of his death. It is about all of those things of course, but it’s Just as much about the way that mistakes, last-ditch tactical inspiration and the luck of the stats can blend together on the battlefield to manufacture bona fide war-movie drama as glorious, painful and exhilarating as anything you’ve ever experienced in a cinema.