Assuming direct control
It's like if one of those talking balls from Portal was designed for combat and not for telling jokes.
How fucking terrifying.
>These big brain creatures have the same ability to proliferate by zombifying their targets into mindless walking incubators for their young
oh shit it really is them
> Laser shooting cyborg tentaculat with psi-blast zombifying power
> That flies
If they rolled this fucker out in a live demonstration, called someone from the audience, and the dev was nearby:
About to assault the alien base, do I take a SHIV with me or another soldier?
>Shivs are inferior late game
Ma'am, calm down. I'm just asking a question.
>less than a one month
I have such a strong desire to go on a SHIV run now.
Why the fuck are they critting so often?
I swear that's gonna be the first mod people make.
Actually no, it'll probably be nude mods for female soldiers, then snake sex.
Seriously though I hope this game has a active modding community.
and a Chrysalid
actually, Chrysalids will not make zombies in Xcom 2
they make a cocon out of civilians/your soldiers which erupts into 3 other Chrysalids
>well isn't that cute
>opens up and some god damn Cthulu horror comes out
TB just put out a 1h video
Because that's all a human needs.
>Not using your sword only to rush over to the armored bio-nano-piece of shit to cut it's head off
>It's a mind controlling ball of flesh piloting a floating suit of armor that can fire a high powered laser that can go through cover
How the fuck are supposed to stand any chance?
Bloody hoping people will try to avoid casualties as much as possible.
AYY LMARAMBA!!! That's scary. So the ADVENT dudes are literally human to an extent.
I require bigger guns, the ones i have seen so far is not enough to satisfy my penis envy.
Thanks for the spoilers asshole
>Humans. At least they used to be. Human hybrid soldiers. Advents Reward for obedience and loyalty.
What a crybaby you are.
It doesn't stop you from focusing on your soldiers and making awesome war stories.
ADVENT go away. You are now as believable as German and US media.
It's by the same guy who did pic related.
It's not a comedy show like Megas.
It's pretty great. It does a lot of other things outside of Mech combat too.
Still got cancelled after 1 season. Like just about every cool cartoon of that time.
I can't stand this art style. It's flat and lazily done. On par with Johnny Test and shit like that.
I could never get into Dexters Lab or Powerpuff because of that. Such a lazy way to draw shit.
realy love the new stealth and ambush mechanism. btw will the spec requirement be much different than the old one? i am worried because some anon hinting this game will be quite gpu heavy
>character customization from the menu, carries over into every game
>adjacency bonus removed, you can now build anywhere
>more wounded time, long war-like
>Sniper now starts with Squadsight
I'm even more hyped now
This webm really is in nutshell of everything i hated about XCOM. Difficult aside, it's the bullshit mechanics that gets me. Same as in Souls serie i never raged on boss that was truely hard. But when enemies/bosses had the "shockwave" strikes and such, it was just shit mechanic.
Muh dick. I loved gene-modding a gunslinger sniper then throwing them into EXALT missions.
The blue outline on the screen that means you're in concealment.
>Give all your soldiers the hockey mask
>Game turns into HEAT
What's the bonus of staying in concealment that one of the classes can have despite everyone else being exposed? That he can move around freely or does he get bonus attack before revealed?
the Gunslinger sniper looks fucking sick
>can retaliate during attack with pistol
>free attack at the start with pistol
>fire at every visible enemy with pistol
imagine a team of 6 Gunslingers
we fucking wild west now
>sectoids can now use mind control
just fuck my squad up
>no vigilo confido
WHO IMMORTAL COMMANDER HERE?
Ok, just imagine.
>advanced SHIV type, akin to a Mechtoid
>requires a deceased soldier to make
Don't think so, one class got a drone already which they can send to hack things, aid soldiers or harass enemies with.
Maybe in the Shen DLC that will be out in the summer, most likely mech and maybe shivs then.
in EU they aren't.
Then again, neither were PSI soldiers.
There's nothing stopping some sort of AI-prototype SHIV from Shen being a class in 2.
Would be rad.
I want regular Shivs that get upgraded into bigger chassis, eventually looking like Dreadnoughts.
He just masturbates daily to Soe and hides in his room all day.
He comes down and hosts the ASUS ROG DreamLeague when he feels like it. there's some vids of him hosting in 2015
>i assume this means we can import our soldiers from EU/EW?
No. You can take your character pool from XCom 2 and save it in a file. You can then put that file on the internet or do whatever the fuck you want with it and someone else or you on another XCom 2 installation can just use that file to get the characters from your character pool file.
>sectoid uses mindcontrol
>rookie has panicked
>rookie has panicked
>playing Enemy within
>exalt mission to defend the consoles
>Exalt heavy fires a rocket and wipes my squad during an ambush
>op assault left with a laser pistol
>first shot takes out a heavy with a crit
>Everyone fucking misses. 5 Exalt fucking miss
>enemys miss AGAIN
>throw a grenade and take out 3
>final wave...all fuckin miss.
>5 enemies left.Time to run to better cover.
>reaction shots, and they fucking miss.
>get into cover and take another exalt with a crit.
>car blows up killing 2 exalt, and badly wounding a third.
>One last exalt left...kills my op with a lucky crit
I like shivs because i run 2 heavies and 1 support so i have 4 suppression abilities, there's always a weird gap between high cover when you're advancing and the shiv fits in there nicely so you can take cover behind it one turn without sprinting, somehow the defense bonus on shiv works really nicely that it doesn't get totally wrecked standing out in the open.
1 support assault sniper shiv usually my goto squad make up in successful games.
that thing looks really cool.
>very large UFO lands
>send the B-team in. 5 rookies and 1 col. All plasma, all skele armor.
>first turn move to the ship. All good.
>suddenly chrysalids. chrysalids everywhere.
>3 elite muttons coming out from the side
>SQUAD BROKEN. SQUAD FUCKING BROKEN.
>Unable to retreat the muttons are on overwatch.the lids are one turn away from fucking me.
>Col. Sanders "Adios bitches" retreats and leaves the rest of the panicking rookies to die.
>More muttons, and heavy floaters. Lids kill 3. Muttons kill the rest of my squad.
>Col sanders survives. Time to ru-
>Heavy Mutton takes a reaction shot. 12 Crit.
>Col Sanders has been killed.
Fuck this game.
>first time playing the game
>have sniper with gene mod for jumping up buildings to go get meld
>decide to send him to the edge of the building
>trigger two pods of thin men
>they shoot and miss, one guy hit him,
>they hit the wall above the rest of my squad and gave themselves LOS to everyone else
>sniper gets inside
>motherfuckers shoot their ass spit inside and poison two guys, support heals them
>fuck them up after a couple turns
>just camp in the building with constant overwatches on both ends of the building
>eventually finish the mission
>later, sniper is fine and i can put him on the squad again
>first mission with mutons
>same sniper gets critted by a muton and survives
Dude fucking rookies. A full squad of them can't even take a small UFO that crash landed. You gotta put light plasma rifles and scopes on them to maybe hit.
I just lost my fuckin lieutenant assault best character that does the bulk of my killing and a support had 2 supports with suppression, none of my heavies are getting promoted past squaddie. I'm on the third month my vet is one of those supports and he's injured for most of the month, a sniper with squadsight and gunslinger, a squaddie heavy that just got promoted, and some rookies with no OCS built. I been winning strategically but I'm losing way too badly on the battles and might not make it through the rest of this month. Nexus and 5 satellites being constructed but no vets, mutons just showed up. Every fight I trigger up to a dozen aliens on the first or second turn a lot of the time it's damn floaters and the fuckers just keep doing that warp to flank I got no armor built another day for skel suits, 3 laser rifles. I'm about ready to start another classic iron man game because I'm so fucked right now with these rookies.
My entire Zhang mission's story summed up in one picture
Doesn't seem like that broadcast was saved on there.
xcom heist and abduction missions are an actual thing in OG xcom: if you don't have a good squad to destroy an alien base you can send a single rookie called "big boss" and a dog to kidnap the first alien you see and then run away, there is no penalty for aborting the mission
Well, the optimal strategy for bases is to not destroy them at all, and simply farm them for resources. Come in, wreck shop on some ayys, take their bodies and blaster launchers and peace out. Wait until they replenish the base and do it again. Repeat until you need a rating boost.
I've told this before, but I'll do it again. >Delayed main story as much as possible. Got plasma and titan armor.
>assault alien base
>on first contact trigger two sectopods
>get one down to low health
>third sectopod comes walking in
>finish that mission with 3 soldiers and all of them were gravely injured
>immediately get large alien ship as contact
>scrape together a halfway decent team
>first contact Sectopod
>second contact Sectopod
>all manner of other bullshit
>down to 3 people and 1 too injured to do anything
>get to hangar bay
>get it down to really low health
>heavy still has an action
>instead of using the gun, use rocket for 90% chance
>rocket off target
>activates Sectoid Commander
>Mind Control one
>third dies to sectopod despite heavy cover
>no decent soldiers left
>maybe I can build shivs and get some rookies back u-
>2 days later aliens assault my base
>utterly unwinnable with pretty much just rookies
I played like crap and I sort of deserved it, but god damn that strategy layer just hated me right then.
Always think to yourself: “If I do this and my soldier fails to hit this shot, will something really bad happen?” If the answer is yes, don’t do it. You can and will miss even at 95% chance.
>that german guy who streamed earlier today
>constantly flanks himself
>uses grenades for everything but removing cover
the two ayys are thinmen
nothing to add
>half cover against mints
shiet, might as well grenadespam and rush up at that point
>this animation didn't work, but I'm sure they'll fix it
>this animation looked weird, they'll surely fix it
>that animation also was fucked, but it's not final build
they won't fix it, TB
XCOM 1 constantly had these sort of fuck ups. I'm just being realistic here.
That being said, if they do manage to fix all of this:
in the final version of XCOM2 game would be GOTY all years.
He actually started balding and said hes embarrassed to show himself on camera until he finds a way to deal with it, hold on ill link source in 10 mins im on my phone right now
>XCOM 2 could be out right now if they weren't still fixing funny animation code
>Finally a game that can use all the power of high end machines instead of being restricted to consoles
>Still looks like shit
>let ayyliums activate XCom soldiers on their turn
i dont give a fuck, the game looks fine and i am glad the developers are not wasting their time on graphics to the point where it impairs their ability to work on and polish the other mechanics
>put everyone on overwatch
>put one guy in the open
>let ayys run into him
>ayys just use their free move
>their turn ends
This shit is broken. Why would you ever open fire on them?
>can reload and then overwatch
>RELOAD, THEN OVERWATCH
What the fuck are you talking about?
The only preorder DLC is extra customization options, then if you get the digital deluxe you get the soundtrack for free and a $5 discount on the season pass.
The Vipers are going to be ripped from the game within the first day and immediately going to be fucked in every orifice and coated in semen in SFM
Play OpenXCOM, it's a good entry to the classic games.
that sounds like bullshi-
>Thin Mints spit poison
>Pre order Xcom 2
>All my friends all of a sudden think i'm a furfag
>like twitchy you got some nervous fucker or a laid back jokster or someone who seems unfaced by it all.
Are you saying you wouldn't stick your dick in this?
They are disloyal to the great prophet Commander.
Because fuck the ayys. Humanity4life and don't let your infidel ass forget it.
>Aliens make a bunch of amazing cities with little crime and a good life for all, share tech to help humans.
>Spreading this to all of humanity.
>All they want are some dna samples since the Earth is an interesting, secluded place with a unique gene pool.
>When they first came to Earth it was with stupid fucking sectoids, not an army.
>It was just a matter of establishing contact. Look at every time this happened on Earth, a little fighting no big deal.
>"we need to kill da aliens guise"
reminder you're the bad guy
Is he an extremely active guy in the community or something? Is he charismatic?
In most games people don't even know who the "project director" or designers of a videogame are. And if they do they don't make such a big deal out of it.
There is no commander but Commander and Bradford is his prophet.
>tfw had to cheat to beat it on ironman
Pretty shit desu.
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>implying you have even seen the worst yet
Blowout soon, fellow guerilla!
This is the only ayy that legitimately freaks me out - it's like something you'd see browsing the diet coke shelves in Walmart.
you fucking WISH
>This unit disguises itself as a normal looking human until provoked when it transforms into its true inhuman form
>It transforms into a building-high pile of meat with claws, probably with like 15HP
Thats the point.
Advent are the face men. The "Test" of humanity failed; they were too weak.
Any aliens you see are not held back; and most are stronger due to incorporation of human genetic material.
Faceless. They disguise themselves as civilians then hulk out if they see xcom.
YO SOMEONE LEAK THE GODDAMN BUILD NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!
>Hey Captain, did you see who we got lunked with for this op? That fucking Sergeant in the rando division
>I once saw him panic fire a medkit at a snektits before going into hunkered overwatch
>He'd squat on top of the box and shoot anything that came within three feet of him.
>To his credit though, he is the only man in X-com that has managed to burst out of a Chrysalid's chest. I just wish he hadn't laid his "eggs" in the damn thing's corpse.
Does this require better specs than Wasteland 2?
>It is the bastard child of a Cyberdisk and tentaculat.
>Flying psychic chyrsalid, plus tentacles, plus death laser and armor
These bastards are going to kill so many rookies and MVPs, i can already feel my butt hurting by looking at them
Everything looks harder than the last XCOM. I managed to complete EW on my first playthrough on normal only losing a few guys (a couple genuine fuckups on my part but at least one unfair RNG dicking).
I get the feeling my mateys are going to die by the boatload in XCOM 2.
>Tfw your rando soldier acid spits in a sectopod's face before jetpacking across the map to lay his eggs in a civilian to produce more rando soldiers for you.
>Okay guys, this is the control room of the UFO, I'm expecting a berserker and maybe an etheral in there, so we do this sl-
>Random class throws glitter in the air and charges through the forcefield, jumping and locking his legs around the shoulders of an ethereal, choking him with his taint and stunning him with dual-wielded arcs.
>tfw no actual alien invasion to unite all the people of earth against a common enemy
>you will never turn your back on old friends to defeat a common enemy
Can you customize the SHIVs?
I want to paint them pink.
>Slingshot 2 ends with Strike 1 riding a motherfucking train towards the enemy
>Already on the ship in Slingshot 3
ULLA ULLA ULLA
>mfw mods to replace aliens with muslims
>mfw mods to replace XCOM banners with black flag of jihad & arabic voices
OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
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Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
I wonder what happens to Annette and Zhang.
Zhang is probably either dead or too old.
Annette...dunno. Maybe she did managed to escape Exalt and the ayys and was since then on the run.
There better be a way to turn off the retarded vignette effect.