XCOM 2 discussion ***Now on Consoles***

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  1. Gaeric

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    One of my absolute favorite things is the way they made Scouts (freaking awesome class) and put in Marksman Rifles (bolt-actions that can get an attachment to grant Squad Sight) so you can have a more mobile flanking Sniper-type if you want. I love that there are more valuable options for gunners as well as making Rocketeers very, very valuable as they now have assault rifles for normal attacks as well as their rocket. Not to mention the crazy-as-fuck changes to the MEC class.
     
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    Yeah, I never played it myself. Initially it was pretty small and just made the game a little bit longer. I wasn't aware of the expansive list of additions that have been made since. I guess I'll have to play it again.
     
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    You will not regret it. It is even more addicting than before, the challenge is magnified by granting perks to aliens as well as just generally making them stronger. Just wait until you see a "mega" Chryssalid :/ 50+ HP.
     
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    That sounds like the stuff of nightmares.
     
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    Sounds awesome. How much longer is the campaign roughly? Twice as long?
     
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    Honestly not sure, I'm playing in Dynamic, which is shorter than the full Long War (it was recommended to play on Normal & Dynamic for the first go-round) and it's already a month longer than the regular game usually takes me. I have taken down a few Overseer UFOs, gone through a handful of EXALT cells. I have all the MEC suits, most of the armors, but I don't have all the research done yet for what was the final mission in vanilla. Don't know if that's the final mission in Long War or not even.

    I will say that the 40+ alien UFO crash sites are annoying as fuck when 15 of them are Seekers and I forget to bring someone with bioelectric skin implant.
     
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    @Bob Gray:



    Hey thanks for the info! I played X-com and the expansion on my 360, didn't know there were mods that awesome out there. That mod sounds really, really good. I've just ended up replaying over and over on classic.
     
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    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/08/xcom-2s-exciting-modding-potential-ign-first

    Mods and Xcom 2

    *SHIT-TON OF MODS, Y'ALL!

    Praise for The Long War mod
     
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    Beat Long War Dynamic Campaign. The last ethereal was a fucking beast, no more double-tap-easy-kill. Ridiculous amount of damage reduction, even after Shredding.

    Time to go on to a harder difficulty.
     
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    My first experience with XCOM was Enemy Unknown and I played for 4 hours straight and stopped before the addiction took a hold of me.

    2 should be just as good :D
     
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    Would love a 40k mod! The lore and art design are so awesome in 40k but their games always suck. Man that's an awesome mod idea man.
     
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    Sweey baby Jesus.....I never even considered....


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    why? they have a shooter verison of space hulk coming out. And from the small ammount of pictures if seen it looks fantastic
     
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    Why? Because moarhammer is best hammer.
     
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    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/09/meet-the-xcom-2-ranger-ign-first

    New class: Ranger


    *Specializes at close quarters combat (Shotgun/melee weapon)

    *Potentially even deadlier than double tap sniper. Upper tier "Reaper" skill allows Ranger to keep attacking so long as they score a melee kill. Can chain infinitely. So completely possible to stabface, stabface, stabface, shootface, in a single turn.

    *Another top tier ability, Phantom, allows another movement action after scoring a kill

    *Combine both for Phant-o-Reaper goodness
     
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    Looks like a whole new art style, I'm digging it. However, doubt my computer could run it at it's best, so going to skip it if it doesn't get a console release.
     
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    Ze gameplay!

     
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    It is amazing. It is for sadists. But it is amazing.

    I highly recommend you look into nerfing the air war portion of the game. It is a stupid RNG fest w/ no real strategic depth. I modded the ini to speed up repair along with a few other minor tweaks.

    The rest of the game is amazing, incredibly hard, but amazing.
     

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