Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 03: The Lost and Abandoned

XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 03: The Lost and Abandoned

M03: Operation Lost and Abandoned

  • Sq. Therin “Beast” Bristlebeard (Ranger)
  • Sq. Gillian “Triton” Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Rk. Calder “Inquisitor” Mannix
  • Cpl. Georgiano “George” Tortle (Ranger)

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 02: New Beginnings

So a funny thing happened on the way to my XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Let’s Play – I realized I started the wrong damn game. We caught it around the 30 minute mark in this episode. Fast-forward to 45 minutes when I finally start War of the Chosen, instead of vanilla XCOM 2. Whoops!

XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice

Episode 02: New Beginnings

M01: Operation Gatecrasher

  • Rk. Therin “Beast” Bristlebeard
  • Rk. Georgiano “George” Tortle
  • Rk. Miri Greycastle
  • Rk. Kazin “Mind-Zei” Eldric

M02: Operation Golden Engine

  • Sq. Georgiano “George” Tortle (Ranger)
  • Rk. Kalinaar “Justice” Dragonborn
  • Rk. Gillian “Triton” Flounderson
  • Rk. Halfred “Wombatman” Bwayne

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 01: Exploding Trucks

XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice

Episode 01: Exploding Trucks

M01: Operation Gatecrasher

  • Rk. Kalinaar ‘Justice’ Dragonborn
  • Rk. Khaless ‘Assassin’ Torurden
  • Rk. Tymerious ‘T.I.M.’ Marbrand
  • Rk. Saran ‘Decker’ Amus

M02: Operation Storm Fist

  • Sq. Kalinaar ‘Justice’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Sq. Khaless ‘Assassin’ Torurden (Ranger)
  • Rk. Mauta ‘OneShot’ Kulia
  • Rk. Therin ‘Beast’ Bristlebeard

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My Top Ten Games of 2016: #2

 My top ten favorite games of the year, presented in ascending order each day leading into the holidays. Look for my full Top Ten list with categories and awards on December 24!

#10 Pokémon GO
#9 Skylanders Imaginators
#8 Stellaris
#7 Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
#6 Fire Emblem Fates
#5 Overwatch
#4 Pokémon Sun and Moon
#3 XCOM 2

#2 Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

top five 2016

More than any other game on my list, Civilization VI benefits from “game I most recently played” syndrome. I’m still knee deep into Civ VI, cresting 60 hours and just finished my fifth game. Had XCOM 2 released now and Civ back in February, the two might be in reverse order.

Out of the gate Civilization VI is the most complete Civ packaged I’ve ever played, building upon the successful elements of previous games while tweaking and adding its own. After the slight misstep of Beyond Earth, Civilization VI is a return to strategy greatness. Continue reading “My Top Ten Games of 2016: #2”

My Top Ten Games of 2016: #3

 My top ten favorite games of the year, presented in ascending order each day leading into the holidays. Look for my full Top Ten list with categories and awards on December 24!

#10 Pokémon GO
#9 Skylanders Imaginators
#8 Stellaris
#7 Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
#6 Fire Emblem Fates
#5 Overwatch
#4 Pokémon Sun and Moon

#3 XCOM 2

xcom 2

Despite being big into tactical strategy games I missed the original X-Com series back in the day. I was a kid/young teen and they always seemed so daunting. Fast-forward to decades of gaming and 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown reboot made me fall in love with the series and its unique emergent gameplay.

XCOM 2 is better in every way, and a great example of a direct sequel done right. Continue reading “My Top Ten Games of 2016: #3”

XCOM 2 Review [Pixelkin]

I for one welcome our new alien overlords in this mini-review of fantastic sequel XCOM 2.

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xcom 2

Available on: PC, Mac, Linux
Reviewed on: PC

XCOM 2 is the sequel to the surprisingly awesome 2012 reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The sequel retains the same nail-biting tactical combat while adding new aliens, new soldiers, new maps, and a rejiggered strategy layer that paints XCOM as the resistance to our new alien overlords.

XCOM 2’s premise makes an incredibly bold choice – we lost the war. As a series XCOM has become famous for being brutally difficult. Developer Firaxis ran with this and declared that we lost the war in the first game. Thirty years later Earth is under control of the supposedly peace-bringing aliens. But like the old TV show “V” the aliens have sinister plans.

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