So far I've found that its way too easy before the area 51 mission and gets to a reasonable level after it but then it jumps to hard as nails for the second secret alien research mission. That was so tough it bordered on unfair.
All my guys were at least level 11 and all were wearing the heavy armour and carrying rocket launchers and the gatling guns (cool amount of damage on them) and 4 of them were wiped out before I got inside. Once inside I only just managed to sneak one guy out and he was almost dead as well.
Now any reticulan missions I go on ends up with at least two deaths no matter what I do. The biggest pita is that my guys get fired on from either out of range (even though they're using similar weaponry or they get shot at and can't return fire becasue they can't see the target (even though they spotted it) and thats with the latest patches too.
My other gripe about it is that whoever has the longest range weaponry usually wins an engagement. Though the carcrabs are way cool. and I mean come on 7 soldiers? Whats the deal with that. Neithe a fire team nor a full squad. It'd have been better if there could have been 8. At least that way my fire teams wouldn't be one man short.
Has anyone got past the reticulan offer yet? I've just been given the offer and if you acccept its game over. Bit of a damp squib of an ending. I reloaded and refused and now I'm really getting my butt kicked.
Edited by Deimos, 19 January 2004 - 01:34 PM.