Maybe he doesn’t like me. But the other day +Nathan Joy emailed me and noted that the downloadable content X-COM: Long War – a modification on the Enemy Within DLC – would be “right up my alley.”
I blame him for the misery that ensued. After all, it’s completely his fault that
This game is right up my alley
I enjoyed the XCOM Enemy Unknown game and love the mod even more
It plays like my GURPS Alien Menace game, but without endless hours of game prep on my part
From the start, you have a selection of weapons, armor, and other equipment that is like a cheat sheet form GURPS High-Tech and Tactical Shooting.
It emphasizes cover, mutual support, and the need to work methodically in order to ensure you don’t get outflanked.
It has a morale component to it that GURPS also has in the form of a Fright Check that got a boost in Tactical Shooting.
More tenacious aliens in the early game. Seeing that a mission is too much and aborting is a viable choice. You usually need to send several jets after a UFO in order to shoot it down, and that UFO doesn’t automatically trigger a recovery mission.
Anyway, it’s a great game, and makes me feel like I”m GURPSing in my own campaign, which is cool.
Now, if they’d only come up with an XCOM: Alien Menace expansion where you fly to Sectoid planets and take the fight to them.