I did not see a manual with this game, even on the DVD. I only have a quick reference card. I've got a couple questions. I'm familiar with the original game, so I might be biased based on how things worked in UFO Defense and TFTD.
#1. Do I have unlimited reloads?
Sometimes my guns are half full but after waiting couple turns no aliens advance on me. It would make sense to reload, but I recall ammunition limits in the original being part of the game with clip management unless you were using lasers. I haven't run out yet, but I want to know if I need to conserve ammo. Should reload whenever it is convenient instead of waiting until the clip is empty like I would in the original.
#2. Can I use rockets and grenades to soften up enemies and still get items?
Dr. Vahlen warns me that killing aliens with explosives destroys the artifacts. However, If I see 2-3 floaters clustered together with FOUR full hit boxes, can I toss a grenade at them to do 3 damage, then move in and use the arc throwers to capture them and still get their guns or shoot them with pistols to save ammo?
What about two chryssalids or mutons clustered together? Can I have my heavy soften them up with a rocket (which won't kill them) then finish them off with gunfire or will that initial hit with the rocket destroy the loot?
Edited by slickrcbd, 10 December 2019 - 05:07 PM.