Reviews by idklion
Great change of pace gameidklion | July 7, 2013 | Review of XCOM Enemy Unknown Pack
Gameplay: For someone that typically plays FPSes, the pace of XCOM is much slower, but yet still action packed and exciting. Combat requires strategy elements that are quite different from either FPS or RTS games. There's a bit of a learning curve there, but is quite satisfying once you get used to it. And there's enough customization elements (research, etc.) to satisfy your inner RPG gammer.
Graphics: Honest, I was not terribly impressed. The game looks good. But probably doesn't really stack up against some of the better looking games of 2012 (Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3).
Last note: By far the best part of the game is that you get to name your characters, and when they die, they actually die. That emotional investment means that every battle is important and no soldier is expendable.