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Gollop on X-COM Remake

Eurogamer.net talks with XCOM: Enemy Unknown producer Jake Solomon and original X-COM designer Julian Gollop about how the new installment in the series lives up to its forebears. "I think Firaxis has done a great job," Julian Gollop told them. "The game is addictive and absorbing, not to mention quite challenging on the classic difficulty setting."

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8. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 11:03 dj LiTh
 
Creston wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 10:39:
not to mention quite challenging on the classic difficulty setting."

It's just too bad that the challenge comes from the AI cheating and purely random shit happening to you that you can't do anything about. It's not a difficulty where the AI simply plays smarter than you do; it just cheats instead.

No diss on the game, which is fantastic, but it would have been nice if Classic could have been made difficult through smart AI, rather than giving them shitty bonuses and having totally random bullshit happen in the strategy map.

The Warspace mod does alleviate these issues somewhat, fortunately, but it's a bitch to get mods running in this game.

Creston

Much easier solution is to open up the:

"DefaultGameCore.ini" file in XCom-Enemy-Unknown\XComGame\Config folder, then (make sure wordwrap is OFF)

Scroll down to "BalanceMods_Hard=" and to the right of that you can see "ICritHit=10" and "iAim=10" just zero those out such as "iCritHit=0" for everything in the "BalanceMods_Hard=" section and your good to go on Classic Difficulty with full AI and No cheating.

"Hard" = Classic Mode and "Classic" = Hard Mode in that .ini file by the way.

Save a backup and there ya go!
 
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7. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:46 Beamer
 
I haven't bought this yet, either. I think I may love the original too much to maybe love this as much, and I'm waiting on a deal. Too many games waiting to play to buy something full price right now. By the time I get to it it'll be $20 or so.

 
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6. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:43 nin
 
It's just too bad that the challenge comes from the AI cheating and purely random shit happening to you that you can't do anything about.

That, along with a lack of time, is why I've not pulled the trigger yet.

It still looks fantastic, and I hear nothing but good things about it. I'm sure I'll grab it soon.

 
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5. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:39 Creston
 
not to mention quite challenging on the classic difficulty setting."

It's just too bad that the challenge comes from the AI cheating and purely random shit happening to you that you can't do anything about. It's not a difficulty where the AI simply plays smarter than you do; it just cheats instead.

No diss on the game, which is fantastic, but it would have been nice if Classic could have been made difficult through smart AI, rather than giving them shitty bonuses and having totally random bullshit happen in the strategy map.

The Warspace mod does alleviate these issues somewhat, fortunately, but it's a bitch to get mods running in this game.

Creston
 
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4. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:37 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 10:32:
I gotta say this has probably been the best game Ive played all year.

It's been a great year for gaming!


It's been nuts. I am so absurdly backlogged. I am still hooked on Borderlands 2, I have at least 6 PS3 games and 12 360 games in shrink-wrap, and I think next I'll have to either finally do The Walking Dead or Hotline Miami from my Steam backlog.
 
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3. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:32 nin
 
I gotta say this has probably been the best game Ive played all year.

It's been a great year for gaming!

 
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2. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:29 dj LiTh
 
Its really nice and refreshing the amount of respect that Jake Solomon pays to Gollop. Without that, i dont think this remake could of been nearly as good as it has turned out to be. For me this is the GOTY hands down.  
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1. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 10:24 InBlack
 
I gotta say this has probably been the best game Ive played all year.

I hope they start working on an expansion or sequel of some sorts soon.
 
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