Steam XCOM 2

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  1. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Been a while since I last played the game but this gave me a good enough excuse...

    XCOM 2: War of the Chosen



    Only had a brief play but it appears the horrendous lagging bugs that the game suffered from have been squished! Overall the game just feels much tighter.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    Yes, I may have to invest in this... Bloody £35 for a DLC pack though, they seem to have pulled the same trick that they did with Enemy Within. In fairness though, Enemy Within was worth it - if War of the Chosen is anywhere near similar then it'll also be worth it.
     
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    There are always ways and means to reduce the retail price. I was lucky and scored it for around £26 when some discount codes were doing the rounds.

    Green Man Gaming have it for under £30 at the moment. I believe you just need to register for an account to get VIP status for this price! I've been playing the game for a few hours now and it does play like a different game. Initial impressions, it is enough of a new experience to warrant the price tag.
     
  4. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    Bought it earlier, downloading now (all 57GB of it!!) - looking forward to it.
     
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    57 gig just for war of the chosen? Or is that for both xcom 2 and WotC?
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    Both, it seems.
     
  7. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    The photo booth feature is pretty neat - well it amuses me anyway :grin:

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  9. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    When this game goes badly, it goes very badly. Conversely, when it goes well it's extremely satisfying :grin:. Probably wasn't a good idea having the "Alien Hunters" DLC enabled when I've never fought the alien "kings" before!
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    Hell yes. Hell f---ing yes.

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    I left it waaayyyy too late to take on the Assassin (she was first to go). Lost my seriously high-ranked Spark - and got almost all my soldiers gravely wounded - when taking out the Hunter. But I barely took a scratch when taking down the Warlock; every single soldier had a mind shield (his psi abilities are strong, yo), but he didn't even get chance to take a proper action before he went down like a sack of turds. And to top it all off my Avatar Project counter is only at three - extremely satisfying.

    Of course knowing this game, that won't last for long: I've still got two out of three alien monarchs to deal with (must not keep forgetting the damn freeze grenade!) and I've started encountering Gatekeepers...!
     
  11. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Effing Gatekeepers!
     
  12. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    Those things are tough. So. Much. Armour. I got very lucky the last time I saw one: a missile, three overwatch shots, two sword attacks, and an exploding fuel tank (set off by one of the sword attacks) made short work of it.
     

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