Summary: Let me start off by saying this game is great and I'm a long time player of X-COM games. NOW... the reason I give it 2 stars is all the bugs/glitches it has. Makes the game unplayable at times... 'm probably 20 hours into it and all of the sudden over half of my squad are "on Mission". As players of the game know, you can only send up to 6 soldiers/Units into a battle. Well, I can only select from 7 of my 20 soldiers/units to actually go into the battle.
Summary: I can't review the game as I won't be playing it yet after receiving the Asian release version, code BLAS-50353 rather than the EU version, which is BLES-01711. Although probably "Region Free", the DLC code won't work on the EU store, and any future DLC released on the EU store won't work with this version either! Only found out after trying to put the code in multiple times.
Summary: Overpriced, overvallued, overrated... Your better off with the PSX version, and you can get it cheaper too... Stay away from this game, any strategy game on any platform is supperior to this ressurection of XCOM.
Summary: It was the year 1994 the the original masterpiece was released, XCOM Enemy unknown developed by Microprose. The original game featured strong resource and base management and strong tactical gameplay. The player was able to buy/build ammo,medkits,tanks,weapons, sacking soldiers or scientists or engineers. The player was able to build multiple bases with different tasks, being a research base with a focus on labs, a manufacturing base or a scout base.
Summary: I was on one of the early missions and I was patiently and strategically positioning my troops behind cover, when out of nowhere, no warning, an alien spawned right behind my sniper. And killed her! ??????????????????? No amount of skill, planning, or strategy could have prevented this, which makes playing what I thought was suppossed to be a turn-based strategy game, pointless and futile. It immediately killed any enthusiasm I had for the game.
Summary: While this was an excellent game - and other reviewers have highlighted the reasons far better than I could - the game is, at least on PS3, too buggy to play. Anything that involves a cutscene runs the risk of a complete crash. It is almost as bad as Skyrim.