Sorry about that people. I snapped a little ;). Hope you have no hard feelings Rajajuju. I'm just so sick and tired of people that come barging into some forum, screaming something like "This isn't an exact copy of X-Com, I HATE IT!".
Why can't people use some serious arguments. I don't mind it at all if people say "In this game you can't enter buildings, construct bases and go to different levels. These differences compared to X-Com made it a bad game for me". That is constructive criticism, and I'm fine with that. But when people use the first phrase I mentioned too often, that ticks me off.
As for X-Com games in relation to UFO:Aftermath, there are two kinds. The one that play it for 10 minutes and hate it. The ones that gives it a fair chance, playing it for 20-30 hours, and aren't all that happy with it (that I find rather strange since they played it for so long ;)). And there's the X-Com fans that likes or loves it.
Anyway, the first category rarely gave the game a chance. They played it for 10 minutes and that's it. This game isn't for everyone, by all means, but you should still keep an open mind and give it a chance. You may end up liking it.
Anyway, if I'm to shortly summarize what I liked and didn't like:
- No more base construction is a good thing IMO, though many do not agree. Now it is more important where you place your different bases, since you have so many. I currently have 30, and will have more at the end.
- VERY nice combat system. You have all the time to plan etc. from TB, and the realism from RT. I mostly like TB games like X-Com and Fallout, but this system is better IMO.
- Very cool new "lean around the corner" feature. Adds a lot when you do the capture base and city missions. Seeing your soldier lean around the corner, fire, and lean back is great!
Not so good:
- The new interception movies look very cool, but taking away the control over the fights is ridicules!
- Animations are good, but the graphics aren't all that good.
- No enter buildings isn't that big of an issue for many as we thought it would be, but it's still not a good thing.
These are only a few examples of good and bad sides. Anyway, if you are interested in reviews, we have a list here: http://www.ufoaftermath.co.uk/?c=Reviews&p=Reviews
And sorry again to Rajajuju and the rest of you for my rather unprovoked attack ;).
Greetings from Olav (Staff at http://www.strategycore.co.uk