And that is by no means a bad thing. This game is really solid and fun. You level up without leveling up So there's no worries when units die...and they will. Thoroughly enjoyed my time with Xcom and will most likely be buying it
Everything about this game is perfect. You grow attached to YOUR characters, the game gives you solid objectives that are clear and comparable, but you always feel accomplished. The combat system does not get old, and the game continuously offers you fresh mechanics to keep things interesting, and despite the minimal story, you still get pulled in. It doesn't feel like you are playing a video game, it feels like you are fighting for Earth.