posted by HarisonGross (CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA) Sep 16, 2014
Member since Mar 2004
This is overall, a very good game, especially for the price that it sits at. Having not played the first game I cannot give any biased opinion on whether it's DLC or actually a new, full game but it is awesome.
The turn-based play is very well thought out and it leaves for all kinds of open choices for game play, but also a lot of hardships. Taking one turn without fully thinking it out can get one of your best soldiers killed in one move, and that can be very frustrating, especially after you've built that soldier up using the game's awesome upgrading and leveling system for soldiers.
Just to give you an idea of how hard it can be, I'm playing on normal and I've been playing all types of games for about 20 years now (given I was 6, but I was playing haha) and I have "rage quit" to avoid losing soldiers about 8-10 times. The opponent AI difficulty is just unbelievable sometimes (aim and range are a big factor in the game so it is literally impossible to shoot someone, other than with a sniper rifle, from more than 50-75 "game feet" but, lo and behold, if the enemy wants to they can hit you, with a pistol, with ease from further ranges and from difficult angles even)
Overall though, deserves a 9 or 10 for the concept, play and features but have to downgrade it on the "difficulty".