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XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Pal Gill » 11 Nov 2013, 14:28

Do i need to have the Enemy Unknow to play this or does this contain Enemy Unknown? Loved the first game! :mrgreen:
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby OXM ETboy » 11 Nov 2013, 14:30

It's a standalone expanded edition with all the original's content - you don't need a copy of Enemy Unknown.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby SkinnerChinner » 11 Nov 2013, 14:47

Been looking forward to finally getting my hands on this for months :D I'll be glad t'see the back of that bloody teleport bug, many an Impossible Ironman playthrough were lost to that!
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby GossipHound » 11 Nov 2013, 14:59

aim-enhancing body odour


How does that work? Surely this is easily defended against by using a decent 48-hour anti-perspirant?
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby OXM ETboy » 11 Nov 2013, 15:02

GossipHound wrote:
aim-enhancing body odour


How does that work? Surely this is easily defended against by using a decent 48-hour anti-perspirant?


I think the formal description is something like "psycho-reactive pheromones that accelerate blah blah blah blah".

I'd have made this review longer, but 'twas written for the mag, so had to fit a wordcount and be subject to all sorts of additional publishing procedures. The interplay between MECs and gene-enhanced soldiers is really fun/elaborate. Do you enhance an existing soldier's capabilities or swap in a big tank with its own bespoke abilities?
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Pal Gill » 11 Nov 2013, 15:07

SkinnerChinner wrote:Been looking forward to finally getting my hands on this for months :D I'll be glad t'see the back of that bloody teleport bug, many an Impossible Ironman playthrough were lost to that!



Excellent!!!! Think this may have to get purchased since i have deicded against getting XONE till next year sometime! :D
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Bezza89 » 11 Nov 2013, 15:08

Is there base defence missions in this? I heard rumours but thought they were some joke I didn't understand...
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby OXM ETboy » 11 Nov 2013, 15:11

Yep. You'll get base-invaded and have to defend against waves in an area behind the stuff you can see on the management screen.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Bezza89 » 11 Nov 2013, 15:15

Hmm, too much to hope how you set the ant farm facilities affecting defence? I'd assume it would happen in the default rooms. Sounds good though! As long as the aliens don't get into my infirmary!!
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby OXM ETboy » 11 Nov 2013, 15:38

It's pretty fookin' terrifying. Lose the battle and you lose the war.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Bezza89 » 11 Nov 2013, 15:54

Ah... sounds pretty good then. I have been itching to get back into this but didn't want to play until the expansion, I fear my Christmas will be me mourning several failed campaigns.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby ScorpioRising » 11 Nov 2013, 16:13

so ... this has all the content of Enemy Unknown plus added standalone content? i'm thinking of buying this for Christmas so if anyone could help me out i'd be mighty happy!
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Bezza89 » 11 Nov 2013, 16:31

ScorpioRising wrote:so ... this has all the content of Enemy Unknown plus added standalone content? i'm thinking of buying this for Christmas so if anyone could help me out i'd be mighty happy!


Yes, buy it! Contains the original game with all the new stuff is integrated into it. It's essentially Enemy Unknown 2.0, to tide us over for the real sequel! Hopefully.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Plamsa wing » 11 Nov 2013, 16:42

Really not sure I should get this or not. It's too close to next-gen for my liking and knowing how much I loved Enemy Unknown, I'm afraid I won't be able to put this down for the next few months. :|

Plus A Link Between Worlds is out next week too.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Xbox 360

Postby Metalrodent » 11 Nov 2013, 18:11

Don't supoose there's an easy mode in it now? :wink:
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