I have not written a review in awhile because I have been busy getting caught up on the new tittles however after reading some of the reviews for XCOM I felt I had to say something. 1. ITS A STRATEGY GAME NOT A SHOOTER OR ACTION GAME with that being said yes the game play is going to be slower than COD or Battlefield. 2. Its probably one of the best console strategy games on the market right not. If you are a Civilization fan then you will feel right at home with this game. I did find some problems with camera angles however, especially if your characters are on differents levels of a building or something. Also it is somewhat annoying when you are exploring and a Powerhouse Alien one shots your Colonel level sniper. Or when countries go from low level threat to high level threat in the course of a couple of days. That aside the mechanics of building your base and discovering new weapons and armor is definitely fun. The first DLC is already available and I can not wait to see what subsequent DLC releases. I hope they give the game as much support as they give to their Civilization PC versions. Definitely well deserved Strategy Game of the Year.