Let's talk about XCOM 2.
HAIL IMMORTAL COMMANDER AND HIS RIGHTEOUS PROPHET BRADFORD
EU didn't really change the story at all. Just added new gameplay elements that expanded how you could do the missions.
That said, the "lore" is that you lose the first game. During an EU-specific mission where the aliens attack your base, the commander (you) was captured and Humanity quickly fell after that.
They Ayys will be crushed beneath our boots, our rivers will flow with their yellow-green blood, their nutrient-rich bodies will fertilize our crops, and their sneks will be fertilized with slave babies.
EXECUTE ALL AYY SYMPATHIZERS
DO NOT RESPOND TO SNEK-LOVING SCUM
TO THOSE WHO DENY IMMORTAL COMMANDER AND TAKE THE FILTHY SNEKS AS THEIR WAIFUS WE WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU IN THE NAME OF OUR IMMORTAL COMMANDER AND PROPHET BRADFORD
Human dicks are the rightful property of snek ladies.
friendly reminder that all scalefags are advents and alien sympathizers
you are doing humanity a favor by killing them
>trying to convert aliens instead of purging them
take that advent chip out of your head boy, we only kill in the name of immortal commander, its the alien propaganda that makes you think you can convert them to our side
now repeat after me and take this dirty snek thoughts out of your head
So have they shown all the enemy types already? I think ethereals are the only ones being kept secret. That and probably more variations like muton elites.
I don't think so. I we haven't seen the andromedian and floaters in gameplay. Mutons are back but there hasn't been anything new on that either.
We haven't seen commander units besides the advent guy, either. I refuse to believe there is only one kind of viper or sectoid.
>they are alien scum
>they smell bad
>sex with them is slippery and weird
>makes you a scalefag
>you cant have babies with them so its a lost cause
>you are betraying your kind if you have sex with them
>they are whores and will betray you
>ugly as fuck and dumb
shens daugter as waifu:
>human and member of xcom
>sex with her feels amazing
>makes you a hero and successful fighter
>you can ave babies with her and contribute to humanity
>you wont be betraying your kind
>loyal to you
>sexy and smart
>will make you free equipment
whats your excuse for being a dumb advent?
Kinda of. There are things like damage reduction and they've claimed in streams that shots use a new formula but their biggest boasting point is that now you enter missions in a stealth mode and can spring ambushes. and overwatch has been changed to be more effective and to distribute targets.
But its still the wall hugger game.
What are the snakes tie in? Another faction or a branch of the typical aliens?
>yeah but i can rub my dick on human skin whenever
your hand doesn't count anon
im pretty sure its easier for you to get alien scums to have sex with you because no human would get even close to some beta traitor fag like you
enjoy your alien aids advent scum
There's supposed to be roughly twice as many enemy types compared to EW.
They're a branch of the invading aiens. In EU they appeared only as the Thinmen from gene altering but still had the weird Agility, high aim, and poison spit. In UFO defense they were supposed to be full of eggs, I don't know if it will be the same in 2.
Now it's they appear in their true form, although I'm sure that key speaker guy is a thinman.
ayys in XCOM EU/EW (including EW because why not)
ayys in Xcom 2 (that we know of)
Advent stun rod melee guy
ethereal (assumed, but why wouldn't there be an ethereal?)
so already Xcom 2 has about the same amount of EU + EW, and there is no doubt more to be announced/more I don't remember.
Do you know where you are motherfucker?
EU/EW enemy AI knows no bounds. xcom 2's is a bit improved, definitely improved in tactics (IE if an enemy has all their friends killed they might run off into the fog to find allies)
also realized that I forgot about outsiders/drones in EU/EW
codex. Outsider's Wife
Yes, Mutons and Floaters live up to their low intelligence by being retarded as fuck. Floaters will charge blindly into the middle of your squad and beg for death, they'll piss themselves in fear if a single rookie with a ballistic pistol overwatches, Mutons regularly grenade themselves.
I wonder if they'll have some soldier-altering system like the ones in Enemy Within. Knowing Firaxis, probably not, but I can only hope. Would be great to give a character a cybernetic arm or something.
No, X2 is a different timeline, volunteer never happened.
I am curious what was special about the Commander they captured and chipped him, or what was so special xcom had to rescue him
Do we we an explanation as to why XCOM scum hasnt been dealt with already?
I am gay so snake tits is repulsive to me but i like aliens and how they came down and FUCKING HELPED us and racist speciest scum retards try to fuck it up
>I am curious what was special about the Commander they captured and chipped him, or what was so special xcom had to rescue him
In b4 ayyliums have time travel and went back in time to capture the commander after the Temple Ship disaster.
Is there save file carry over our something? My psychic volunteer was a stand-in squaddie because my main badass bitch sniper was incapacitated and needed down time during the end game ;_;
>too poor to buy xcom 2
>too poor to get a decent computer for it
Why don't the ayy lmaos just ask humans for experimentation? They don't need to do all the abductions.
If they're truly a more intelligent species, they wouldn't waste effort and resources trying to fight when they could just convince the lesser races.
Heck, they could invent a religion, make themselves as gods and they'd get lots of people as followers and willing subjects of experimentation.
>Nice aliens comes
>they treat us nice and teach us things
>Hateful retarded speciest /pol/tards try to ruin everything
MY life for the aliens! We shall make them realize that /pol/tards are a retarded mentally ill hateful minority and that most of us will happily defend aliens from them!
Man, i hope we get to play as the human faction that helps aliens sometime and destroyed xcom
I'm 99% certain that if there is any other intelligent life in the universe, they have very similar problems to us in that regard (factions fighting over things like philosophy and religion, how to work with aliens, etc)
I doubt our contact with intelligent life is gonna be like star trek, where there is some entity that can speak for the entirety of a species and they have no issues with dissenters. Unless they have already reached a singularity, in which case their purpose for seeking us out is probably to invite us to it.
>definitely improved in tactics
you don't have to sell them short
>you can your soldiers sex and nationality
oh no! my barracks won't be filled to the brim with somalians and wymyn, how can I cope with this tragedy!
Vahlen is confirmed to be alive but AWOL in Antarctica in the novelization
The whole impetus of the game is finding out what Project Avatar is and stopping it. This is to push you to move around and do missions instead of taking your time. So yes, you can STALL the clock but never stop it.
Will the codex replace the snake furfaggotry bullshit?
Of course you can. One human (the player or a new factions charismatic leader) finds out the long term truth of everything and begins spreading the information while fighting to win back human minds and leverage the ayyy's technology against them.
Initially you're labeled an extremist terrorist, then as the game goes on a freedom fighter and hero of humanity as people are convinced of the truth.
Endgame depending on how well you performed you kick the ayys of your planet and keep the technology, laying the ground work for a xenophobic and militaristic humanity guns aimed at the rest of the galaxy, or any number of milder endings, and of course your bad ends which may take many forms.
Well excuse me for only having experience with one species that has made it to our level of intelligence. If I had a wealth of historical data from other intelligent species, I could take that into account, but I seem to be a little short in that regard.
FUCKING XENOS GET THE FUCK OFF MY BOARD
friendly reminder that people who defend aliens are chipped and cat control themselves
If aliens can make snek people can they make cat girls?
Die human scum, when aliens come i will betray every single one of you so i can help them in whatever they want to you, i will tell them how untrustworhy and evil you are!
friendly reminder that civilians can now turn into these fuckers that are like as high as a building
friendly reminder that Gatekeepers automatically revive fallen enemies AND friends as zombies
friendly reminder that Chrysalids no longer make zombies, instead they make a cocon out of their pray, which erupts into 3 other Chrysalids.
friendly reminder that Chrysalids can now burrow into ground and move through concrete
friendly reminder that Sectoids now have mind control right from the start of the game
friendly reminder that Berserkers now can now move two times farther than normal move range
also forgot that the Ayys now have Big Daddies, who can literally bust through walls, and spews acid
>friendly reminder that civilians can now turn into these fuckers that are like as high as a building
MY LIFE FOR AYY LMAOS!
It would be cool to be one of those and massacre disgusting /pol/tards but after that playing games might be a little hard with with those claws
>friendly reminder that Chrysalids can now burrow into ground and move through concrete
PLEASE TELL ME THEY CANT ATTACK AS THE SAME TURN THEY UNBURROWED?
>Sectoids now have mind control right from the start of the game
Well, they have Mind Spin, which can mind control you if you have low will stat, but can just disorient you or cause panic. So it's pretty freaking bad either way. Funny enough that Mind Control is the least threatening, as you can either just Flashbang or kill the Sectoid to get your soldier back no worse for wear.
Is XCOM the ultimate "HUMANITY FUCK YEAH" game?
None of that really matters as long as you're given the tools to deal with it.
The problem with vanilla EU is that the game is balls to the walls hard at the start but almost everything becomes trivial as soon as you have good equipment and soldiers.
I'm hoping more than anything that with 2 they make the second half more varied, or at least that mod support will manage to do it without going too far like Long War.
why western mechs are so shit.
these are not proper alien mechs
Just fucking wait until there is a dlc to play with the Aliens as human and destroy xcom scum
why western powersuits are so shit
these are not proper alien powersuits.
Well the ayy lmaos just wanted to test humanity in the hopes they could create a new psyker better then th etherals. So they were probably going to use the commander to make an ayylmao commander.
As for Thin men, Thin men are now in charge of propaganda and secret police in colonies whilst the female reptillians aka the vipers being on the front lines.
I really didn't know what to expect when I came into this thread.
I am not disappointed.
I could get behind a LIL MINI GAME of 'find the thin man!' in your base.
I hope too but its clear that the ayy lmaos intended to make them more human looking so they could keep an eye on the civillians.
Theyre pretty much the only aliens that got a break from the war
how does "battletech only mech design" variety treats you, anon?
>make them more human looking so they could keep an eye on the civillians.
I'm middle one. fuck that >>323275763
They probably tried to. Or maybe the ehtereals gave up on that and just tried to focus on making them roughly human so you couldn't tell if you were looking at them from far away.
Their plasma weapons are also a bit big to be hiding in that coat.
hey guys can you save me before the aliens shoot me?
Man, that looks so much more exciting than all of the gameplay we've been shown recently. Then again I'd probably rather have it that way than new pods being able to one shot soldiers out of nowhere.
why are you people pretending to be me?
i posted these because I couldn't give two fucks about anybody or anything on this planet. And the reason for that is I find everybody's intellectual intelligence far less superior than our alien overlords. So I couldn't give two fucks about what happens to anybody or anything on this planet. In all honesty, if something does happen to all of humanity, I won't care either. I don't care if anything bad, or if anything good happens to humanity. I'll praise humanity, yeah, but I'm not gonna care. I may emphasize that I do, but I really won't. So here's a word of advice. you can comment on this and say whatever you want. I won't care, and nor will I comment back. Just know this. If the alien invasion happens, and I hate you all, if you all become xcom soldiers don't think I will not hesitate to kill you. Because as soon as I kill you while you're xcom, I will take your to aliens and sell your body to them. I will not care. I actually look forward to an alien invasion myself. A lot of people do. In fact, if an alien invasion happens, one of two things I'm doing is either A. going around and having sex with snake waifus, possibly making a harem B.killing Xcom soldiers, I won't care. But, I will definitely be killing people who are already in Xcom, trying to kill aliens. I will not care. I will not hesitate. You will die over and over again. I will make sure of that myself. Xcom is actually my forte. I have an arsenal of weapons down in my room. alien invasion, I welcome you. Gives me the reason to do the perfect murder. Kill somebody who isn't xcom, and say that they were xcom. They'll believe it too. I don't care about any of you, just putting that out there right now. It may look like I do, I honestly don't. I don't care.
you really have nothing better to do with your time?
I agree it sucks, but they'll likely have really high turn counts.
You know, at least on normal and easy. I have to wonder how quickly they'll expect people to do it on classic/impossible, especially considering if anything you want to be MORE cautious there.
the one i can become and be uplifted
>i can photoshop
seriously a you is really easy to add
>not using tomorrow black board
I just hope they didn't do something similar to gene mods in the original, specifically how once a character got them they all wore the same stupid sleeveless armor designs.
I wanted just wanted to play with soldiers in kick ass armor. It's hard to look like that when you're a sleeveless douche.
Listen, that whole thing about you beating the aliens?
It was all a dream Bradford had. You spent a lot of time reading out of his dream journal. That's exactly why we lost, by the way - you spent more time reading his fucking journal than leading our troops!
We expect better from you this time, Commander.
I am going to be so fucking bad at this game.
I can't wait.
friendly reminder taht xcom2 will get piss easy in late game regardless
t. col. sniper
>tfw full squad archangel armor on Newfoundland mission
>tfw I got Newfoundland mission even before laser weapons or carapace armor
I made sure to activate the whale the closest possible from the ship dock and ran like a bitch, still lost 3 soldiers
>same lead designer
>long history of xcom games having inverted difficulty curve
>bagel already making Legendary difficulty his bitch in early game
psi operative has nice powers,, but the psi amp looks like shit.
I like snakes. I am going to replace all the Vipers with lamias.
>Some streamer shit gets to alpha/beta test it
I mean, on the one hand it's nice that they get someone experienced to playtest it.
On the other hand, it sucks that without an NDA now it's really easy to be spoiled.
>already fixed a great number of issues from previous game
>beagle surrendering not even 6 hours into his first stream - but irrelevant
>history of previous xcom titles irrelevant
>basing evidence on speculation
Ahaha anon no.
yep, if they want a amp what you can upgrade, some implant or even a glove would have been better than this "greate blue basket balls to your hand" thing.
and it kinda' removes the superhuman feeling from the operative
Do you really get to complain when most people only got that powerful from savescumming? That's cheating breh.
I can't wait for the Long War equivalent for 2.
There are so many things in this game which are just casual bullshit.
Trying to raise a resistance movement on an alien controlled planet should be a struggle, godamnit.
You're not supposed to quit. The long game is the real fun of it. What good is not letting your plans fall apart and your troops getting killed by freak accidents and anything short of completely optimal planning?
MALE LIZARDMEN WTIH BIG DICK FUCKING WHEN
only faggots like weak feminine shits!
>Trying to raise a resistance movement on an alien controlled planet should be a struggle, godamnit.
Nah. There are a lot of humans and earth is big, the only reason the aliens win is because there's literally nothing we can do against them.
Armour customising seems way, way more complex. instead of just changing the entire suit deco you change each separate part of the suit. I'm pretty sure I heard that that doesn't happen with gene modded soldiers in the TB preview
Is Long War really that good? Seems like they just stuck as much shit as they possibly could into the game with no editing and ended up with a complete mess.
Have they started to cut the fat, so to speak?
MY GOAT SOLDIER JUST DIED
I'm more annoyed at myself for letting it happen than sad at their death
>kill every fish at the dock with grenades
>set up sniper on the top of the 3 room building, rest at the ship
>run up your assault and run back
>kill the first 2 faggots then just run
I really fucking love for it to be some sort of alternate timeline that is part of the proper storyline. Like you find that out partway through, and you need to figure out where and when the aliens went back in time or something. Then go about fixing things, or bring in some proper X-Com reinforcements from the real timeline.
Xeno for life, we should purge disgusting racist human scum from earth and become one with our Ayy lmao friends
>You have to look at the base map.
>The thinman is not one of your regular soldiers.
>You must look at your roster and memorize your men or go room to room watching each one for subtle signs they are minty.
That actually sounds like fun.
The, uuhh, Abians are among us, uuhh, yet I can't get a decent fucking salary, uuhhh
found the weeb faggot. kill yourself.
I can't get over the fact that UFOs will endlessly upgrade to the point where they 1shot your craft with 100% accuracy
I'm in a thread about a western game which is infinitely more enjoyable than any garbage JRPG or pokeshit the weebs enjoy. Go play with your action figures and contribute in a loli thread somewhere else?
>implying i am going to buy this shit if i cant have defected snake husbandos who ve fallen in love with muh male homo humans
GAY DLC WHEN?
Just remember that Snakes are pure evil, commander.
>95 w/ Deluxe
Just fuck my shit up.
Not really spoken like someone who wants to be left alone.
Yes. To see a game in this day and age which has RNG permadeath garnish a fanbase outside of Asia is absurd and reinforces my theory that people only lie to themselves when they opt out for casual games.
No, the hype merely matches the excitement I already felt for it. The first one was my favourite game of 2012 and it always bummed me out that it never seemed to get talked about on here
An anon brought up in a past thread the possibility of missions where human civilians attack you and you need to use non-lethal means to defend yourselves. That's a damn solid idea and I hope we see something like it.
I haven't seen any video footage yet, but they did show images and explain mechanics. Implantation now works via the poison effect their attacks cause, meaning that if a 'Lid attacks one of your soldiers and that soldier is then shot dead by a Viper, they will still turn. An implanted person doesn't turn into a zombie, but into an immobile cocoon, which will burst into three 'Lids if not destroyed. They can also burrow into the ground, but have less health.
>what are roguelikes? The most popular genre being slapped onto everything since the fps?
Certainly not permadeath, anon. I hope you're not implying the boom of rogue-likes even remotely includes something like permadeath.
>Those soldier names
Urrgh, he thinks he's really funny doesn't he?
Hard to tell. It probably depends on just how low their health is, how hard their attacks hit, how tough the cocoons are etc.
Also on the missions they show up in and whether you can just slowly overwatch leapfrog backwards and still complete your objective. Terror missions now require you to save six out of thirteen civilians to count as a success. Then again, I have no idea what effect a failure will have.
>free shot that doesnt cost an action
>free shot at anyone that attacks you
>shoot every target in line of sight in one turn
Those were the sort of things I immediately thought they were adding when they said you would play as a rebel faction.
Like having more AI on the battlemaps, and them sometimes rallying to help you, or providing you with information, or if they are pro alien helping the aliens.
Lots of lost potential there.
Hard roguelikes are pretty much all still alive, there are plenty on the steam store, they're true permadeath and nethack has probably been getting updates for longer than you've been alive, from the sound of it.
But if we're shifting goalposts from popular design decisions to lucrative ones just say so
playing EU without EW is like eating a steak without ketchup
Civilians rat on you in the first three months we've seen. They break your concealment if they see you. It's kind of understandable given how heavily armed xcom is and they're walking into neighborhoods.
Why? Why do you do this? I mean, OK, I understand why people eat steak with ketchup, I've done it, it's pretty good. But I usually don't and starting this shit turns into a /ck/ shitpost thread. Yes, /ck/ has shitpost threads.
Will it be cheaper doing it this way though? Won't the season pass be more expensive?
Otherwise I'll just get the preorder version.
I own Xcom: The Enemy Within.... this looks... how did they make the graphics WORSE? everything looks so weirdly smooth and polished, almost cel-shaded (not in a good way)
jesus just look at that water. ew.
bullshit, wtf? just LOOK at it, it's like there's no textures in that world everything looks super shiny flat and sterile
Of all the symbols, they chose the phony bullshit christianity symbolism?
>ADVENT is totally human gaise!!!
Do aliens qualify as sentient beings?
>Mindraped since birth
>Possibly under mind control during their entire lives
I get the whole super-organism vibe from them, like how ants aren't individuals.
>blatant in-your-fucking-face egyptian theme
>Halo literally grafted onto his back
>"We really wanted [the Archon] to be a contrast to the Floater," art director Greg Foertsch told Shacknews. "The Floater is dirty and grungy, and we wanted to embody 'elegance' with this. We somehow landed on Egyptian influence--it was so elegant with a lot of gold. He has this sort of angelic feel. We were really trying to contrast against other characters, and with this inner rage, the violence when he attacks. We also wanted to contrast that."
What he meant was that Beagle was effortlessly running through legend to the point that for his first stream, he felt like he needed to mod it even harder. He overdid it, but when he went back to normal Legendary at the end, he kept getting a whole lot of flawless missions all of a sudden.
Nope. Take the godless faggots in scandinavia. 80% is a member of the church, but less than 5% actually goes to church. Western people are "christians" due tradition, not faith.
>for americans everything ancient and from africa/middle east is "egyptian"
art director is american
No they don't. People who refer to themselves as christian are
rightfullytreated like odd cultists.
>Western people are "christians" due tradition, not faith.
>as opposed to islam
Uh huh, I'm sure they haven't committed any attrocities over there in Japan OH WAIT
>Muslims adhere to the islamic code
>Don't drink and don't eat pork and do 5 prayers
>Western christians do not give a fuck about the bible's message
you realise muslims are still infighting over koran, because they still don't get it right? (chiit and sunnit).
Yeah, they're helping us all right. Into the fucking soup pot.
>Muslims adhere to the islamic code.
lol ahmed, get over yourself and your evil cult
So does anyone have a proper backstory on optimus prime over here? I know it states that he's the spokesperson for the council but considering Earth has been fucked I don't see how he's still relevant or how he even manages to command resistance efforts or how he even survived the purges.
I feel like optimus prime is really an AI/Alien or some shit. It would be pretty cool to find out that there were other aliens simply trying to undermine bad aliens efforts by sending us an all knowing sentinel.
New directive: People using the term "ayy" know too much. Kill them.