Hire and allocate scientists to use them on various projects * Examine aliens to develop better weapons, armor, medikits, cannons and vehicles - even energy shields * Prepare and equip your team as they prepare to handle the various alien threats and incursions * Build hangars, medical sections, detection systems, labs, workshops and more * Control a squad of soldiers, light and heavy support combat vehicles, robots and air units In UFO: Extraterrestrials and the Esperanza Imperative you'll have to combine global strategy, weapons and technology development, facility building, and small-squad tactics. The year is 2025 and an alien force has come to attack the newly colonized planet Esperanza. You'll control a squad of soldiers, robots, and support vehicles and fight back the invading menace. Use your strategic skills to avert an alien impact on Esperanza The story continues on the planet Earth, which has been subdued by alien forces Classic gameplay and visuals
First and foremost, this game fails to compare to the original X-Com series created by Microprose. Normally, I like to review a game as it stands without such comparisons, but the game box itself essentially claims to be an X-Com sequel. But it doesn't even come close.All the great complexities of the game have been butchered. First, the "base" view is very simplified. You cannot hire new soldiers (They just appear over time), you have unlimited storage, and new bases that you build serve little purpose exc..
Out of the box, this game is a fairly enjoyable but imperfect X-Com clone with several improvements over the original, but almost as many flaws.However, do a Google search and download and install the BMan/Coasty mod, (after installing the patch 2 from the UFO:ET official site), and it becomes an *ABSOLUTELY SUPERB* unofficial addition to the X-Com series. Using the BMan/Coasty mod, (I'm using 4.07 from memory which I believe at the time of writing is still the latest version), along with the recommended ot..
Well, there's no doubt in my mind that this is a major XCOM clone. If you enjoyed the original you'll love this game. Although, I still think XCOM Apocalypse is better. Basically, the game is played on a map where you see continents and a UFO appears and you have to shoot it down. AFter it's shot down you send your ground units into kill/stun the aliens and capture equipment. And of course, there's loads of science to research and build. Half the fun is arming your units with the aliens weapons and ki..