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The Agony and the Ecstasy of XCOM

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Disclaimer: I played through the game on normal, no ironman mode - I'm a wimp. Has it really been almost 3 years since I updated my cblog? Also, I made a new banner and everything, but I couldn't get it to update. Here it is: link



Also, the sniper is almost too damn good in this game. If the odds weren't so stacked against the player, I would almost feel a little guilty for dominating with this class. Almost. With a plasma sniper rifle and double tap (an ability to shoot twice in one turn), and the help of two critical hits, I took down the final boss with only one guy. My snipers ended up with like 4-5 times as many total kills than the average squad member. I don't know if it's my personal play style, but the sniper is clearly the best human unit in the game.

Sectopods are such dicks.

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I pre-ordered XCOM on a whim, which is something I never do. I'm so glad that I followed the advice of a friend, and the excited first impressions I heard from Giant Bomb. I'm eager to get home from work and start my second playthrough on the classic difficulty level, or maybe mess around with the multiplayer for a bit. Any flaws that I've found with the game have been more than offset by the sheer fun I've had with the strategic gameplay. I encourage everyone to support this game and show that there's an audience for this type of thing. This is the real deal, SRPG nerds.

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About Char Aznableone of us since 3:42 PM on 02.14.2008




Fist of the North Char, son.

Turn ons: Cursing, music from the '90s, sleeping
Turn offs: "Games as art," 4chan culture, wet socks
Favorite gaming genres: Beat-'em-ups, 2D fighters, turn-based/real time strategy games
Winners: Don't use drugs
America: Fuck yeah!

My personal Hall of Fame:
Mega Man II, III, 9, and 10 (NES/XBLA)
Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis)
Contra + Super C (NES)
The Legend of Zelda + Link to the Past (NES/SNES)
Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
RBI Baseball (NES)
StarCraft I + II (PC)
Castle Crashers (XBLA)
Mass Effect Trilogy (360)
Street Fighter IV (360)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360)
Dark Souls (360)

Congraturation this story is happy end. Thank you.
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Steam ID:shinigamibillval


 

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