Posted 09 May 2003 - 06:54 PM
I think my main gripe with the UFO was searching round for that last f***ing alien that is hiding. The way the main games seemed to go was to have aliens that were genetically modified, so maybe some kind of AI that the aliens have the ability to do a kamikazi at your troops, or maybe commit suicide if outnumbered heavily with most alien allies dead.
Posted 09 May 2003 - 07:36 PM
Posted 09 May 2003 - 09:26 PM
Say you kill most of the aliens, one or two remain, hiding, maybe in a room someplace. They are held up in some bathroom or summint, and u send the heavies to look. You look around for 5-10 mins, the alien is gettin nervous with waiting, so he runs down the corridor lookin for the nearest human, and tries to detonate himself close by b4 they can shoot him.
That way u still get to look, safe in the knowledge that they aren't just gonna be a bastard for half hour looking in every room on every floor, they could well take the initiative and find u. This wouldn't happen all the time, just something to keep u on ur toes.
Posted 10 May 2003 - 06:13 AM
Posted 10 May 2003 - 11:30 AM
Obviously more options could be given but that would give all players the variation in the game.
On a side note, I always found I am more tense looking for one last alien who could be hiding anywhere and would get the jump on my guys that were searching for him was way more fun than puting my guys on reaction fire and waiting for the alien to come get me. Especially if I've only got one or two guys left at the end of a mission and there's a chance you won't make the mission if he fires first.
I guess you haven't tried retreating your guys to your drop ship and putting them on overwatch and waiting, casue the aliens always come to you eventually. Give it 50 or 60 turns and they come looking.
Posted 10 May 2003 - 10:55 PM