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Submitted by WolfLeBlack 734d ago | opinion piece

The Merits OF XCOM: Enemy Unknown And How It Saved Me By Beating Me Viciously

Baden of WolfsGamingBlog writes: "And I’m literally sitting in front of the screen with my disheveled hair, wide eyes and manic look, clutching a cup of coffee like it’s the holiest object in the world trying to make this decision. The tiny part of my brain that’s telling me this stuff isn’t real, that I’m not really in command of an elite force tasked with saving the world, has been beaten into submission with a baseball bat by the rest of my conscious which is emphatically telling me that the fate of the world rests on this very decision." (Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

WolfLeBlack  +   734d ago
Just to try and start of a fun discussion rather than the usual arguments we seem to get, has anybody got any cool war stories from XCOM: Enemy Unknown?

My proudest came when one of my guys was being pressed by a big 'ol beserker inside a UFO. He was going to get demolished, and I only had moves left for my sniper and my heavy, both of whom were a good bit away. So, I got my heavy to take out his RPG and blast a hole in the side of the UFO, thus giving my sniper a clean shot at the enemy. To my surprised he nailed a critical hit and down went the ugly bastard.

I was so proud of my troops. Shame they all got massacred a short while later :P
Timesplitter14  +   734d ago
All my top squad members were wiped out in the last mission, except my second best soldier Tyrone McHuge and the rookie Butch Maneater who miraculously killed the final boss with her sniper rifle in what was without a doubt my last turn before game over.
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WolfLeBlack  +   734d ago
Tyrone McHuge and Butch Maneater? Likin' the names, there :D

Aye, can't tell you how many times my sniper has saved my bacon at the last second with a well placed shot between the eyes.
JimmyDanger  +   734d ago
Nice read. XCom has been owning all the few precious gaming hours I have, so it's coming comforting to read someone elses chronicle of their addiction! I've found balancing rookies with vets in squad key to maximizing progression. 2 assaults, 2 heavies, a sniper and a support is my preferred squad layout.
WolfLeBlack  +   734d ago
First, thanks for the compliment, glad you enjoyed reading it.

Yeah, that's a big mistake I made. I always had my super squad, but forgot to swap some of them out for some rookies so that I could build a stronger troop foundation, because anytime my super squad got hit hard I'd just be left with relative rookies to hold the line until my big boys got healed up.

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