The launch trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, subtitled "Our Last Hope," offers a look at gameplay to celebrate next week's release of Firaxis' continuation of the X-COM series of sci-fi strategy/action games. They say: "Take command of XCOM headquarters, recruit and train your soldiers, and research alien technology to advance the capabilities of your squad. The battle against the enemy will be tough, and success will depend on your ability to keep your recruits alive and evolve them from rookies to more skilled and powerful soldiers. You are our last hope to save humanity from the global alien invasion. Good luck, Commander."
Jerykk wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 04:44: If you want the game to be really hard, play on Impossible Ironman difficulty and turn off the health bars. You can also turn off the action cams too if you want.
This is good to know. Nothing breaks immersion quite like an action cam closeup of a grey doing some stupid dance emote before he fires off his las-gun at your squadies.
Some of the most memorable experiences from the original was figuring out what exactly fired at you from a concealed garden/window/balcony and not knowing whether its a sole alien or some other unknown horror just waiting for one of your squadies to get over there and get slaughtered...