Ok so basically what we were given are 2 tutorial missions. From all the demos I played - this one doesn't give much but at least it lowered the pressure.
What I don't like in this game:
a) Poor quality textures - that is it - consoles or not PC edition should be treated with respect - if the GUI was treated specially why shouldn't textures. Or maybe it's just demo but in previous I didn't see any better.
b) Probably it is a demo and was tutorial - I had to confirm that I want this action - for example clicking selecting overwatch - gave info panel and OK button to confirm my order.
c) Corner shooting is idiotic.
x| | y
x and y can shoot each other. I can understand FPS where you lean out. But in tactical games - never was possible - not even in original X-Com nor in UFO series nor in any strategy game I was playing.
I had this situation that my sniper missed 75% chance on straight flanked line. But he shot other one in above situation with 45% chance and it was visible that I wouldn't be able to hit - I guess when it comes to XCOM - magic bullets.
d) Low FPS cinematics - while the game was constant 60 FPS (Unreal Engine 3 limitations though some games don't have it), the cinematics were at 27-28 which showed a bit of slugishness (sp?). Once again - I am blaming consoles.
e) Starting soldiers - A Japanese one looking Caucasian and speaking English like born in USA. Well if you choose a country for a soldier his voice should resemble that. Even Americanised Russians speak like Russians (or maybe only in American movies
There were some graphical glitches I saw - for example I swapped my sniper to pistol and fired - but in animation my sniper fired through sniper rifle. I am guessing that demo is few months old build version.
Glam cam also once put a very bad angle in close quarters. But I guess sometimes it just happens.
That is it about my negatives.
What I like in this game: Everything that I didn't mention in "I don't like" section, starting with music which if you didn't know who wrote it but played Deus Ex: Human Revolution you will notice resemblance.
Oh and I've just noticed - I can't hit Ambient Occlusion on High - probably disabled on demo