My family just beat the alien invasion.

That is something you rarely get to say. But I can say it now.

I'm not going to say anything about the ending of the game by the way, so don't worry about that spoilers, I will however spoil some armor, weapon and other abilities I guess.

So, I just beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown (on Normal, as I never managed to get into the original, thus I did not have the skill for anything else), and I did it with a team made out of my family. Which means I made damn sure I went forward slow, as I could not lose any of them. I also used them exclusively together in the beginning to level them up, then I only used one or two together with other recruits.

This made the entire game even more fun, as I could level up "my family", give them new gear and abilities. When Very Difficult missions came along, I could send my Special "Family" Ops team on it to kick some alien ass. And boy, did my team kick some ass. With plasma gear, Ghost, Titan and Archangel Armors my team killed everything. We faced tons of injuries, some nearly fatal, but we prevailed.

Funnily enough, my avatar in the game turned out to be Gifted. Which was fine enough, as my avatar was a sniper specced to be long to medium range, forgoing the Squad Sight for the ability to fire after movement. The only other gifted soldier in my rooster turned out to be my brother. Who is also a sniper... But hey, it worked out! We beat the aliens!

From left to right: My mom, brother, me, brother, father, brother. We kick ass.

This is just one of the reasons why XCOM is such an awesome game. That is all.

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Posted by Jaqen_HGhar

That is something you rarely get to say. But I can say it now.

I'm not going to say anything about the ending of the game by the way, so don't worry about that spoilers, I will however spoil some armor, weapon and other abilities I guess.

So, I just beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown (on Normal, as I never managed to get into the original, thus I did not have the skill for anything else), and I did it with a team made out of my family. Which means I made damn sure I went forward slow, as I could not lose any of them. I also used them exclusively together in the beginning to level them up, then I only used one or two together with other recruits.

This made the entire game even more fun, as I could level up "my family", give them new gear and abilities. When Very Difficult missions came along, I could send my Special "Family" Ops team on it to kick some alien ass. And boy, did my team kick some ass. With plasma gear, Ghost, Titan and Archangel Armors my team killed everything. We faced tons of injuries, some nearly fatal, but we prevailed.

Funnily enough, my avatar in the game turned out to be Gifted. Which was fine enough, as my avatar was a sniper specced to be long to medium range, forgoing the Squad Sight for the ability to fire after movement. The only other gifted soldier in my rooster turned out to be my brother. Who is also a sniper... But hey, it worked out! We beat the aliens!

From left to right: My mom, brother, me, brother, father, brother. We kick ass.

This is just one of the reasons why XCOM is such an awesome game. That is all.

Posted by X_Bahamuts_Rage

This is one of the many reasons I loved the game too. Nothing more satisfying then wiping out an alien invasion with your closest friends and loved ones.