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XCOM 2

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by thecrazyscot, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Monado

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    I'm on the fence about buying this game. I mean, I really want to as I loved the last one, but my graphics card doesn't meet the minimum requirement (though the rest of my laptop system seems fine). I've done this with some games before and everything was fine if I lowered some of the graphics. The last game I tried though, MKX, would barely work.

    I currently have a 27% of coupon from GMG (which I never have troubles buying from). I am debating on taking the chance.

    Anyone else buying knowing they are under the requirements?
     
  2. coanda

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    This is very good to hear; it was one of my few big gripes with vanilla XCOM EU.
     
  3. Rubin

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    Do you have a link to one of those interviews?
     
  4. SupremacyKing2

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    In yesterday's XCOM2 Firaxis live stream, the devs said that they made legend difficult much more difficult.
     
  5. ls612

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    Did they say how?
     
  6. SupremacyKing2

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    They did play a mission on legendary and a mech mark 2 showed up with 3 points of armor and something like 25 HP points (if I counted right from the screenshot). Also, instead of scattering, it charged forward and used its missile attack to outright kill one of Pete's xcom soldiers and badly damage another. Pete lost 2 soldiers on the mission. The dev said that the alien units get more HP points and will be more aggressive, charging forward like the mech did or using overwatch rather than scattering. I am sure there are other changes as well that the devs are keeping a surprise.
     
  7. Wolfbeckett

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    I do not, because I don't even remember which interview it was from. I've watched nearly all of them so keeping it straight is beyond my ability.
     
  8. sherbz

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    I am guessing that everyone here has pre ordered?

    I have even gone as far as to book a whole day of work to play :)
     
  9. SupremacyKing2

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    Some initial reviews look excellent:
    Game Informer: 9.5/10 http://www.gameinformer.com/games/xcom_2/b/pc/archive/2016/02/01/xcom-2-game-informer-review.aspx
    Rock Paper Shotgun: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/02/01/xcom2-review/
     
  10. Wolfbeckett

    Wolfbeckett Jerkin' and nonsense.

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    Nope, I don't pre-order games, even when I'm sure they'll be excellent.
     
  11. GoodSarmatian

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    Gamestar gave it 88/100, but their biggest complaint was that the difficulty curve was one of the very few things not improved from Enemy Unknown and might even be worse. The very first mission had a sectoid with mind control, and once oyu have a couple of experienced soldiers it gets much easier.
     
  12. Wolfbeckett

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    If it's true that the difficulty falls off a cliff just like the first one that will be disappointing, but I'm sure a mod addressing that will be out before I even finish my first campaign, so it's not hugely worrisome.
     
  13. SupremacyKing2

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    Long War Studios has released some info on the mods that they are working on for XCOM2 that will be available for free on release day:
    Mod 1 adds submachine gun type weapons for the 3 weapon tiers.
    Mod 2 adds a new Muton unit, the Muton Centurion.
    Mod 3 adds a new "leader" upgrade path. A leader type can have up to 5 additional abilities. Only one leader per squad.

    https://xcom.com/news/en-long-war-studios-preparing-three-xcom-2-mods-for-launch

    These mods look great. They are the kind of additions that you wish were in the base game by default. Luckily, the mods will be available on release day so it will essentially be the same as if they were part of the base game.
     
  14. sherbz

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    http://www.pcgamer.com/xcom-2-review/

    And they gave it 94. I have always trusted PC Gamer as a games reviewer. I like their justification system and in general i think they usually get it right. At least, they are as good as IGN are bad.
     
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  16. ImperialGuard

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    In case anyone is interested, preloading was just enabled for the game on steam ... now if I could only get my key from GMG :)

    EDIT: got mine too!
     
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    GMG sent my key to me today.
     
  18. Wolfbeckett

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    Argh I can't afford to get it until I get paid on Friday!

    Oh well, if preloading is available, that means I should be able to download the thing Friday morning while I'm at work so that I can murder ADVENT long into the evening without having to wait.
     
  19. SupremacyKing2

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    Pre-loading now. The download is a nice 24.7 Gb!!!! I hope you guys have fast internet.
     
  20. Wolfbeckett

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    one point twenty one jigawatts!
     

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