Alien naruto running to storm Area 51
XCom 2 is 2nd entry in the franchise after Enemy Unknown & Enemy Within (except the third person spin off) that retain most of the modern of the Xcom. This is quite an old franchise back to 90s with several games in the entries.
XCom 2 started from a bad ending from the first game where the alien managed to conquer the earth and assimilated all of the big cities. On the surface levels it shown that the alien are willing cooperating with human and live in harmony. However it is not all what it seem on their agenda, you as the one of old day commander (from first war), you were task to build up a new army and fight against the alien invader. The game split 2 big sections, one is about base management where you plan the progression of your base and another one is tactical turn based combat where bring a small squad of Xcom.
There are several improvement from the first games, from concealment to speed up the early ambush, several enemy encounter events design, new enemy types, tons of customization, as well as new beautiful airship carrier that served as your base. The game is kinda tricky as you will encounter new enemy type in the beginning of the games, while at the same time you barely scrapping any resources to survive. Personally I was worried because games are now designed to be timer based, emphasize on clearing missions quickly, but once your reach mid games, it became much more easier.
Granted I was save scumming as heck in this games. Perhaps I should played harder (veteran difficulty is normal), but I was super close to losing in the beginning, so I guess the game run out of steam near the end as I delay finishing final mission to upgrade all weapons as well as establishing relay station in every region in the world. There game also have some annoying bugs with its performance issues as well as the UI (user interface). There are also several times my games crashes (3 times on final missions...) that made mood abit sour.
Should you play Xcom 2? I personally say yes, but many people on the internet recommend you to get the expansion pack (War of the Chosen) and play that instead
. If you dont mind save & reload
a lot, or dont mind having some failures
in this games, then this is a game for you.
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