Yifes wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 12:21:
I think XCOM2 is MUCH fairer with the RNG than the first one was, as Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within just plain cheated. It's just that your weapons do less damage and most of the enemies have a ton more health, so you take more shots at them, and thus miss more of them.
All things considered, I'd rather the game cheat in my favor than the aliens.
As for the mission timers, I'm playing on Commander and I don't find them to be that bad. I can still take my time to position my troops properly without taking too many risks. It's really the VIP escort missions that do not give you much room for error, as you constantly have to advance towards a set extraction point.
Yeah, I mean, clearly people are finishing the game with them in place, I just don't like playing that way. It also really doesn't make much sense. You're a guerilla force, and guerilla forces do not just make shit up and throw people away at will.
To me they really don't add anything, but of course that's just me. I'm sure lots of people enjoy the added time pressure / difficulty. I'm just glad we can mod it away if we want to.