Where Do The Soldiers Come From
Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:07 PM
Was there a program where prisoners would be let out of jail early if they join XCOM?
Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:32 PM
I do recall something about the world gathering all the best scientists/engineers/soldiers gather together to form xcom. You might wanna check the wiki.
Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:32 PM
As for their abilities - well you must admit that they are much better than the civilians if you ever Mind Probed them for kicks! From a gameplay point of view, if they were too good from the start, there wouldn't be any room for improvement. Improvement, in a way, is an incentive.
Come to think of it, most of the firing accuracy modes aren't terribly high in accuracy and most of your shots will be done by way of rapid attacks through snaps or autoshots. Even in real life these would just involve quickly pointing the gun in the right directing and pulling the trigger. There are many precautions that you can take to avoid mishaps like shooting other soldiers in the back.
As for their level of fear - this is usually inversely proportional with how well you are doing, not counting psi panic attacks. Fear attempts to mimic the various psychological states that your soldier could be in during combat. Fear, anxiety, stress, pain (from a grazing shot), paranoia, phobias, shock, etc. There's lots of creeping around; not knowing what to expect; shots coming unexpectedly out of the dark; sudden death of comrades; mind games, etc. This game relies on a lot on tension.
Don't know if that's an answer, but just my take on it.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:46 AM
What is a thought, compared to the mind?
I R A SILLY GOOSE, apparently. Go figure.
I'm not dead! Really!
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