@Hippie_Genocide: Okay, we're going to have to agree to disagree. I think the comparisons are skin deep in the overall review. When he discusses X-COM having free-aim and XCOM not having free-aim, he gives reasons why, tactically, it gives less options. Is that not true? When he brings up X-COM's strategy layer being more fleshed out than XCOM, he goes into why XCOM's strategy layer is lacking by evaluating it on its own terms.
And I still don't get why anything he said warrants "eat a bowl full of dicks".