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#1 exodia91

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

I'd like a feature where you can pick wether a squad misson is turn based or real time like in X-com apocalypse. I liked playing in real time better for some missons, it added variety and made battles more fast-paced.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:26 PM

Like in X-Com 3 - the game where AI failed miserably both in RT and TB, because it tried to be useful in both? IMO it's better to make a properly balanced and fully working TB system.
Implementing two systems =dividing effort into two half-baked systems instead of focusing on one that properly balanced and working smoothly.

Also, RT doesn't fit the UFO-like atmosphere, which is largely based on suspension, not on fast RTS action - the hidden movement shows player that there's something unknown lurking outside of the known terrain which builds anticipation and anxiety - also, temporal loss of control during the enemy turn is important for building atmosphere too.
RT, which is based on continuous action doesn't have such qualities - also, the pause offers a total control of action, which decreases the tension.