Slashman wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:42:
Frijoles wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:06:
Doma wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 14:02:
That is a ton of XCOM 2, but damn its sure is good.
Damn buggy, too. Tutorial won't complete for me, just crashes to desktop. I turned it off and was able to get to the base, but there's still bugs and performance problems. Loading a mission takes a while. Alien Activity will sit there for 5+ seconds before anything happens. This on a GTX 980 with an i7 and 24 gigs of memory. I may be waiting for the performance patch before I really play it because right now it's just painful to try to play.
Turn off Anti-Aliasing in the graphics options. It glitches and slows the game to a crazy level. No idea how that slipped through.
Also. I wonder how people like eRe4s3r manage to beat the timer missions(and everything else) so apparently easily. Because it would mean you ran a near perfect game. No one missed critical shots, no one got mind controlled and or panicked and screwed up.
Save scumming? Because I'm guessing that on ironman like I'm playing that is a bit harder to do. I've missed point blank 87% shots. I've had overwatch ambushes where NO ONE hits anything even though all of my squad fired. I've had soldiers shot through high cover. Of course I've also seen the aliens mess up perfect shots but still...either that is some exaggeration or you just reloaded until it came out perfect.
I'm not judging you for save scumming if you did btw, but I just don't get how you ran such a perfect game. You're essentially saying nothing went wrong.
33 missions and only 9 flawless
went wrong. But yeah, I played on Veteran and save-scummed liberally in the sense that I went back turns, sometimes I restarted entire missions from campaign screen (when I notice that my squad selection was stupid ,p). But before you say "whaaaa.. how could you" remember that XCOM 2 has a fixed seed that does not change after a reload. A miss is a miss, when I see that happen I just hunker down or re-position, or go back 2 or more turns and change my entire tactic if it leads to a squad wipe (since that is really game-over). Saved my ass dozens of times. Knowing what enemies tend to do is vital though. Overwatch on elite lancers and heavily armored enemies (instead of triggering them with a run and gun ranger that then just hunkers down) is nearly always a REALLY bad idea.
Also I used battle scanners, Aid protocol, restoration protocol (cures panic) and all that jazz to the extreme. I often ran with 2 specialists as well, since combat protocol on upgraded gremlins does, and that is no typo, 10-11 dmg on robotics, which is (usually) 1 hit kill on super heavy turrets..) not to mention the AID protocol gives you 40+ defense (and later overwatch trigger fire with aim bonus) tons of missions I only won because my ranger had reaction shots and defense (and blade-master ,p) and once sniper gets SERIAL + 120 aim the game goes into easy mode.
Point being, I had a good run with some liberal reloading, but I never save scummed a single action (because that's not possible), it was difficult as fuck. Would actually not suggest playing on Veteran first time... from the stuff I saw on live streams I can assure you that I had some insane luck though. Something I didn't even know until I saw it in another vid is that collaborators in the population can betray you and give away your concealment, if you don't reload when that happens it could definitely be game-over right there...