UFO: Aftershock

ALTAR Interactive reveals plans for UFO: Aftershock, a sequel to UFO: Aftermath, their xenophobic strategy game. In conjunction with the announcement, a trailer showing off a bit of gameplay has been released, and can be found on Adrenaline Vault, GameCenter.cz, Gamer's Hell, Jucaushii.ro, Loadedinc, and Worthplaying; and there's a shrunken-down DivX version on Tiscali Games. Here's the fact sheet on what's been revealed so far:
The story continues...

After the alien invasion, the Council of Earth successfully fought the Reticulans and moreover discovered their secret plan: to cover the Earth with "Biomass", a network of alien organic tissue that, the Reticulans hoped, would become conscious and endowed with immense psychic powers. The Reticulans who invaded the Earth are not true representatives of their kind, they are a breakaway faction that burned the bridges and chose this backwater part of space to conduct its experiments.

The Reticulans would construct a large satellite (several kilometres across) with a closed ecosystem and move the remnants of human population there. The experiment with the Biomass would go on on the surface. Then something went horribly wrong...

• Global strategy – tactical missions and strategic game on the globe
• Sequel for successful UFO: Aftermath
• New amazing technologies and items for development
• New enemies and allies
• Source management, Base management
• Improved SAS system and RPG system
• Strong story

...and many other new features
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i hope these guys learned something from the constant raping in every review

What surprised me most about UFO:AM was how positive the reviews I read where. I'm not talking 80s or 90s but usually solid 70s and very occasionally higher. It's like they'd been playing a different game to me. Yet, apart from the 2 or 3 hardcore on the official message boards nobody I know liked it. As soon as you hit aliens with mind control tech the gameplay went to shit. It was just arbitrary who pulled off mind control first to see whether you were going to clear a level unscathed or have your party wiped out. Stupid game. The sequel will need to be friggin brilliant for me to look at it.

I just checked Gametab and the average over 31 reviews was 71%. Baffled...

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