NKF, on 03 June 2015 - 07:14 AM, said:
I'm in bit of a state of denial over the lack of bright yellow diving suits and fish bowl helmets.
Agreed. Firaxis decided to move away from the Terror from the Deep and goes straight to Apocalypse. Which by the way is essentially what this is, just a different outlook. I took a week off while reviewing what we do know to express some thoughts.
Firstly, If you've ever played Command & Conquer you'll know what I mean.
If you play as NOD or the Soviet campaign, regardless of who you choose the sequels tell you that the GDI and the Allies won the war. Ok. Fine. Continuity, I get it.
They just flipped the script and said...blah blah despite your best efforts the aliens won yada yada. Now you're on offense before you were on defense. Good deal.
Secondly, is the title officially XCOM 2? They bothered naming the first game in the reboot as Enemy Unknown and the expansion Enemy Within. I guess it's just me, but I would have thought there would have been an emphasis on a title.
XCOM 2 - "New World Order"
XCOM 2 - "Serpent Tits"
XCOM 2 - "Screw TFTD"
XCOM 2 - "Where's my Popper?"
You know? Something.
There was a crap load of great aliens between TFTD and Apoc. How many do you think we'll see from that era?
You might as well cancel out any alien from TFTD, and be surprised if you see one from Apocalypse. New reigns new rules.