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  1. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I.... hadn't considered that! Hmmm. I suppose the...

    I.... hadn't considered that! Hmmm. I suppose the question becomes whether that is worth sacrificing a grenade or a mimic beacon, or bluescreen ammo for. Inventory slots seem really useful, so much...
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    NINE! Ouch! I had one, and only one, who...

    NINE! Ouch!



    I had one, and only one, who survived to end game, but by that point they were quite useful. My usual squad at that stage was 2 rangers, a grenadier, a sniper, a specialist, and a...
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    I've definitely underestimated the sword then,...

    I've definitely underestimated the sword then, thanks folks. And you're right, as good as Phantom is, I seriously hampered myself by keeping two rangers phantomed for half of most missions. And love...
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    Finished first playthrough! (ok, technically...

    Finished first playthrough! (ok, technically second playthrough after abortive, disasterous initial attempt on "Commander" difficulty, scaled it down to "Veteran" for the second).

    It's good! It's...
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    It's very demanding of your time. At best you're...

    It's very demanding of your time. At best you're sacrificing dozens of hours, dependent on your susceptibility to map clearance icon hunts 100+ is likely.

    Combat is still... odd, there's a curious...
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    This thread has kinda died as everybody headed...

    This thread has kinda died as everybody headed off to relatives for Christmas and went AFK. This is a shame as it denied Aero the credit he* deserves for (a) an impressive, unprecedented,...
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    Yay for Isaac :) I find myself unsufferably smug.

    Yay for Isaac :) I find myself unsufferably smug.
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    I read that comment more as a reference to each...

    I read that comment more as a reference to each day's entry being revealed in the title & pre-amble - so we end up knowing what's "behind the door" before we've even clicked on and read the entry. In...
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    Nah I'm actually thinking this seals Fallouts...

    Nah I'm actually thinking this seals Fallouts fate as not getting a spot at all. I know categories are to be taken with a pinch of salt, but they do seem to be attaching a little more significance to...
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    Chuckle, god damn it! We all agonised over that...

    Chuckle, god damn it! We all agonised over that one :) On the plus side Aerothorn, I'm going to take Alec's opening two paragraphs yesterday as a damn good hint that the first 23 games are out of...
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    I'm mindful of (and grateful for, given I have...

    I'm mindful of (and grateful for, given I have yet to finish the game myself) the no spoilers tag. But:

    You've probably stumbled across one of those flying Eyebots zipping around talking about...
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    My failing to pick Her Story sits alongside my...

    My failing to pick Her Story sits alongside my picking a PS4 exclusive (Everybody/Rapture) as my two biggest regrets of this compo.
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    Let's turn this bus around. Most confident...

    Let's turn this bus around. Most confident remaining pick?

    For me, I'm supremely confident I'll reach the respectable heights of double digits in the guessing game because of Rocket League. I am...
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    See also (or: counterpoint. I'm not sure which):...

    See also (or: counterpoint. I'm not sure which): Bethesda.



    Much as I love a good argument (even with people who weren't arguing) I've not followed the console thingy closely enough to know...
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    Good point, and the other contender I saw for a...

    Good point, and the other contender I saw for a lot of December writing was Just Cause 3, which thus far has only really generated "ATI cards draw good triangles" coverage after it's predictably, and...
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    I did have a moment of thinking I could crowbar...

    I did have a moment of thinking I could crowbar Fallout 4 into every category, but my imagination, and my sobriety, are now too limited to achieve such a lofty goal.

    The Gamebryo Memorial Award...
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    Chuckle, I never knew that :) It's odd, and...

    Chuckle, I never knew that :) It's odd, and arguably more than a little unfair, how these things stick in people's minds: Quinns, for all we love his other writing, will in many ways be forever...
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    With the exception, the very great exception, of...

    With the exception, the very great exception, of "and no interesting characters", I'm actually going to say no on this one. Combat is only slightly improved from, and largely similar to 2, the...
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    Incidentally, whilst I'm not sure it's wise to...

    Incidentally, whilst I'm not sure it's wise to get too hung up over category titles, Metal Gear 5 - if we're *reasonably* confident it'll get a bestest spot - what category would you put it in given...
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    The characterisation in 3 is so much better than...

    The characterisation in 3 is so much better than previous entries - in fact I think better than near enough any other game to date - that Geralt can actually be.... likeable. Or he can be an arse,...
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    Get in there :) After a shaky start I'm quite...

    Get in there :) After a shaky start I'm quite chuffed with my recent form, Kerbal is icing on the cake, a well deserved spot but one I was quite unsure of.
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    Woo! No longer a one hit wonder :) Edit:...

    Woo! No longer a one hit wonder :)

    Edit: Although, somehow, and I can only assume a quite biblical quantity of booze was involved in this decision, I have only just realised I managed to include a...
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    For what little the opinion of a mere 1 out of...

    For what little the opinion of a mere 1 out of 5'er counts, I reckon Broforce is as close to being a dead cert as possible, Adam really seems to have loved it, everyone else who picked it up seemed...
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    Well it was November, the tail end, of last year...

    Well it was November, the tail end, of last year and I'm very much relying on Jim's original "year of game X" thought:



    I'm gambling that for at least one member of the team there's been a lot...
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    Yep, relying on Alice, in her role as Chief...

    Yep, relying on Alice, in her role as Chief Dinosaur Correspondent, to see me right for Ark too.

    Kerbal, yep, I am a hopeless devotee and it still felt like more my game of 2014 (and 2013, and...
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