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X-COM XCOM 2 + War of the Chosen Expansion Thread

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by Morgoth, May 26, 2015.

  1. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    Because casuals don't know shit about quality games. :obviously:
     
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  2. azimuth Educated

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    I play this game with "larger pods" and "A Better AI". Larger pods make the game a lot more interesting, as you have trouble dealing with everything in one turn. Highly recommended.
     
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  3. Mazisky Arbiter

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    Around dinner time (for us europeans) they may announce this 2nd expansion or maybe something smaller.

    In any case it's is something EU\EW related with Xcom 2 since there are EU assets\mps recreated with Xcom 2 engine. we'll find out soon.

    Specifically those 2 maps:

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  4. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Wait, today?
     
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  5. Mazisky Arbiter

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  6. Mazisky Arbiter

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    Is out! Not a proper DLC as expected, but still pretty cool.

    Also, free for WOTC owners.

     
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    The music inspired by the original game sounds interesting.

    Laser weapons and other gear, plus "bridge" scenarios not so much.
     
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  8. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    Eh at least its free
     
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  10. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Nice I guess, but I wonder why though?

    Was it a dlc in the works, but got scrapped and they thought hey, lets release it for free for some PR ?
     
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  11. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    Most probably. They still sell Reinforcement Pack ...
     
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  12. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Ehhhhh
     
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  13. ArchAngel Magister

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    What is the point?
    Even a new badly designed expansion would be better than this.
     
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  14. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    It might have been cancelled after some content was already made, though.
     
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  15. azimuth Educated

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    Really disappointed with this one. Rehashed content and linear story missions are not my bag, nor the reason I like WOTC.
     
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    Free for WotC owners, new maps, new customization options, new score.
    Not even Codexers should honestly find something to complain here.

    I do worry about what will happen with mods though.
     
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  17. Mazisky Arbiter

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    They will. They are a mixture of an adult female and a male toddler.
     
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  18. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    You must be new to the internet.
    Someone, somewhere, will find a reason to bitch about it.
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Well, it would be more fun with a real expansion. That is my complaint.

    Spoilers.

    Xcom 2 ended with the foreshadowing of Terror From the Deep. My heart was set on a TFTD expansion, so this thing was a bit of a disappointment.
     
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  20. lightbane Arcane

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    It's okay. I wonder if we'll still have another, final DLC, or if this is it.
     
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    TFTD would need a new game. Too many fucking assets and mechanics to do. Not sure how they could fit it in with the rest of the campaign of XCOM 2.
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    If it was an expansion it would be placed after the main Xcom 2 campaign, since it ends on Tftd stuff. And I would prefer the announcement of Xcom 3 - TFTD than this little bonus dlc. Now I fear we have to wait 2 more years until any new info.
     
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  23. Rodcocker Literate

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    I was actually holding off a second playthrough for this DLC... oh well.

    Weird that it is seems so scatter shot. Maybe it was just a downtime project for some developers before they got involved in a larger project? Or maybe Firaxis management is hitting the wall. They have been slipping with Civ after all...
     
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  24. Mazisky Arbiter

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    This DLC is probably the "goodbye" to Xcom 2 and that Unreal engine 3 mess.

    They are already working on Xcom 3 on Unreal engine 4, with plenty of Job offering (on Firaxis) requiring experience in it.

    So i think we will wait at least 2 more years to see new content or possibly the X3 annonuce.

    I am pretty desperate because Wotc is my favourite modern game, at least they said in the stream that X3 will come.

    Tbh i don't even know if the franchise is healthy production wise, it's a niche and pretty expensive (to make) compared to others indie turnbased.
     
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  25. Multi-headed Cow Educated

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    Looking forward to the freebie. Xcom 2 (With WotC, but even without) is really damn solid and more goodies are nice. I probably won't fire up a full campaign but I'll probably do the 4 7-mission story things for shits and giggles just to unlock the extra cosmetics so they're available next time I DO play a campaign. Not to mention the Xcom EU story missions are alright as a one-and-done, and thankfully in this they're a separate game mode rather than something that shows up in every campaign. So tearing through them once is enjoyable enough. Soundtrack options should be nice too, enjoyed the Xcom EU soundtrack more anyway and the UFO Defense-inspired soundtrack should be a hoot. Only a shame that Xcom 2 doesn't have interceptors, we may not get the interceptor music.
     
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