XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Slingshot Content Pack
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Requires XCOM: Enemy Unknown (base game) to use this DLC.
In this new set of linked Council missions, you will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China. The content pack also includes new customization options and a new soldier with a unique voice and story.
Really not as bad as people sayBurroCaralho | March 29, 2013 | See all BurroCaralho's reviews »
XCOM is easily in my top 3 of 2012 and when this DLC was released it got pretty panned. I finally bought it in a sale here on GMG and i have to say i don't know what the fuss is about. I think it adds a great deal of variety early on in the game. You get three missions on three new, excellent, large maps and considering that they happen early in the game and have some advanced aliens, they are very challenging and very rewarding. The only thing i don't like about it is that you can't customize the soldier you get from it in any way, not really sure why not. Despite this, well worth the money i spent on it and this is exactly what i expected from a DLC, i don't know what other people expected from an XCOM DLC.
The Good, the Bad, and the BalanceGuardian412 | Jan. 28, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
XCom: Enemy Unkown was my personal GOTY 2012, so I waited for the expansion so much and while it is expanding the already great game, unfortunately it's killing the balance as well, which is good and bad - it depends on how we look at it. It is good, because Slingshot DLC is giving greater challenge in the beginning, such as fighting with Rookies against some Mutons or even Chrysalids with standard, basic weapons. Its challening and giving the usual tense atmosphere. But it is bad, because it is killing the balance of the core game as you have a chance to get some researches much earlier as you should. Plus, you also get a powerful Lt. character into your group, who is not bad at all, but his presence is also killing the balance a bit. The DLC is giving new achivements, and new customizable options to your armors, which is good, especially if you love to play with these things. The three maps and some new cutscenes coming with Slingshot DLC are fun, the missions are great, even they're a bit short. But they're challenging, especially if you play on Ironman Classic or above.
While others say its overpriced, I won't say that, but I never used to complain about the price of a game, because I respect the work of others. People have worked on Slingshot DLC and we pay for their work. And what you may get for this price these days? Not even a movie ticket for a movie, which is shorter and less exciting than this DLC. If you'd like to get more content and more challenge for XCom, I would say, get it. Its a quality material. But if you measure the games by their price instead of their content or the experience, maybe you should wait for a deal or skip this DLC, especially if you'd like to keep the balance of the original game.
Too expensive...julio77777 | Dec. 12, 2012 | See all julio77777's reviews »
While the content of this DLC is enjoyable (especially the 3 new missions and corresponding maps) this is way overpriced for so few content.
As for the new crew member he is nothing special.
Wait for a deal on this one.
$5 too muchScorpy | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all Scorpy's reviews »
Although the asking price of $7 seems low for DLC, there isn't enough content to even justify a price over $2. The added Council missions are just that... Council missions. The added missions don't feel like they're a part of the game and you rarely even get to play them. The only content readily available is the addition of an asian squad member and a few new customization options.
Wait until it drops in price.
Not Worth The Price.Coolicy | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
The game itself is EXCELLENT. Hands down best turn-based strategy game I've ever played. This pack, however, is extremely overpriced. All you get are some new helmets, 3 new "council" missions and a new asian heavy-class squad member.
The council missions add some freshness to the games as, if you're like me, you're bored of the existing maps by now. The maps added are fun, mostly because they're novel though.
I dislike that the new missions are council missions, as they don't happen very often. I'd much prefer adding new random maps into the mix. XCOM itself is an extremely fun game, this game adds some freshness to a stellar game. Get it only if you're a dedicated fan. Otherwise, this price of admission is a little too steep.