20 years have passed since world leaders unconditionally surrendered to foreign forces and XCOM, last line of defense world, was left destroyed and dispersed. Now, foreigners hold dominion over the Earth, the construction of brilliant cities that promise a bright future for mankind on the surface, while hiding a sinister intention below and eliminate those that do not fall under the same with their new order. Online who live one edge of the world have a minimum of freedom. Here, a force gathers again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, the remaining XCOM forces must find a way to regroup, to expose the evil truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat for good.
There is an air of desperation white-knuckle on the post-apocalyptic setting XCOM 2, and it only reinforces the tension. Taking place 20 years after humanity shockingly lost the war, we played great in 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown, now we are fighting to overthrow foreign occupation for decades on the planet. It is a very appropriate theme for a scenario game to take four to six squads into battle against foreign forces initially higher, and a great backdrop for these unpredictable battles, tactically deep and addictive.
tactical combat turn-As before, high-stakes XCOM dare you become attached to your personalized characters (I did the majority of the IGN staff in the character editor), knowing that on a mission given, they could be killed permanently because of errors or just bad luck. As with risk, Monopoly, Warhammer, poker, and anything else involving chance, XCOM 2 is a game where you can theoretically do everything right and still lose bad throws of the dice, but overall a good player will usually come out on top. Deciding when and how to upgrade and use the capabilities of each soldier, then crossing your fingers and hoping they will do their clutch shot, creates non-stop moments of suspense, triumphant and tragic.
Think of it this way: Play Russian Roulette with a six shooter with one bullet, your chances of survival are five out of six, or 83.3%. These are good … but you’d have to be crazy to put your life on the line with a chance to blow out the brains of 16.6%, due mostly to how you would like, you. But XCOM 2 asks you to do the same bet – or often much worse – with the lives of your soldiers on virtually every turn. You might think a shot of 80% is guaranteed to hit … but at the same time five he does not connect, you must have a backup plan for what happens, or you can not complain when you are dead.
The enemies seem adapted to compensate the advantage of concealment, however, that several features of powers that make them much more difficult to kill if they are not taken in the first round. Advent is the best shield example: if he survives and is not disabled, it will activate a power that gives him and each ally around him an energy barrier that will absorb some of the damage. You definitely have to be careful who you shoot first because it makes a big difference who is alive when they start to fight back.
Following the award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 takes players 20 years into the future, where mankind has lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order. The secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM is largely forgotten, and must fight back to regain control of Earth and liberate mankind from the rule of foreigners.
Also, when you take two of three foreigners in a group, the latter is sometimes smart enough to retreat and the group with another group nearby. It’s fantastic, because not only the AI displays a rare determination to survive, it gives you another thing to think about during the engagement: let no survivor or the next fight might be more difficult.