Obviously we are not indicative of gamedom as a whole, but I still find it telling that in a thread about the upcoming XCOM shooter all the talk is about XCOM the strategy game. Still, given how great I found the Firaxis remake to be, my XCOM strategy itch has been scratched, and I am more willing to give a squad based tactical shooter in the XCOM universe a chance.
On the subject of of the strategy remake I wil chime in that I too thought the lack of randomized maps really hurt the game. I also sorely missed the home base alien invasions. Those were extremely tense in the original.
EDIT: Oh, to address the complaint about the aliens repositioning once found - they did something similar in the first game if they avoided moving and stored all their action points in reserve. There was admittedly an initiative check that allowed high level soldiers to be able to keep going without an alien interrupt that has been done away with but since the new game is all based around cover that was taken out to avoid it being too easy.
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