after defeating the alien mastermind on Mars (and winning UFO: Enemy Unknown) I decided to play XCOM2, too. I know it's much harder. But I think I will be able to get to T'Leth. I've read through the Unofficial Strategy Guide, this forum and watched several videos on youtube.
If you don't mind, I would like to write some thoughts that come to my mind during playing this game. I'd be very pleased if you also commented here and we discussed some issues. Maybe you could help me (like you did at the first part), maybe I could tell some things that others find useful.
I've also been knowing this game for like fourteen years (I recall reading an article about the game when it came out; there were like a hundred tips; it might be useful but I don't find that magazine anymore - so actually, I've been knowing it for ever ). I played it for a short time then, I got some saved games of other people as well, but I never got to T'leth. I liked the music and the creepy atmosphere though.
Now, I've begun a game in beginner mode. I think I will have opportunity to play harder if I win this. My first base is at Japan. I already did the normal procedure at the beginning (sacking weaklings, building important structures, researching Gauss technology etc etc.).
My first mission was at a landed small USO. During this I invented a tactic which I can use until my people get better stats and better weapons: two "scouts" with jet harpoon are searching for aliens and a "sniper" with gas cannon and fair firing accuracy is behind them to snipe if the scouts manage to find somebody. Okay, it isn't a very new and original invention, I admit, but I didn't use this in UFO since most of my people had a quite identical role there (they were only diversified to "psi-warriors" and "others" at the very end). But these puny weapons and the labyrinth-like scene cause this to be done.
I already have someone special: he has quite good stats and is very lucky. He finished the second mission by killing the two remaining aquatoids in one turn by reaction fire! I liked that.
Now, I am in a terror mission in NY against gillmen and deep ones. I desperately want to catch a deep one alive, because I read that they are very important and they will appear only for a short period of time...
It's quite interesting that it's like end of january and I only saw a very small USO, two small USOs and this terror mission. It seems that alien activity is high in northern pacific but I cannot do anything about it...
Edited by kzsoci, 13 March 2011 - 03:07 PM.