First off, not trying to say this game is bad. Its actually quite good in my opinion. I've had fun playing it, and there are no major flaws that I have come across with it. It does have its flaws however, and I can see why some people will hate this game. I say hold off on buying it for a couple reasons.
First is that its crazy short for an XCOM game. There are only 6, yes SIX story missions. I am just about to start the final mission, and my play time is roughly 9 hours. Now granted that is fine for some of you. But I have also completed 100% of everything thus far. All side missions, etc. The game is very liner also. You don't make any choices. You can't fail anything. You don't chose this over that. Its not like a traditional XCOM game in any of those regards. So that brings me to my second point.
There is no replay value in this game. Once you beat it, you have no reason to go back and play it again. There is nothing to collect. No other path to take. Nothing you could have done differently. So I don't feel this game is worth the $60 price point. I feel kinda bummed that I bought it day one to be honest. But that might be my own fault for getting so excited thinking this was an Enemy Unknown meets Mass Effect. Which is how I felt the first few hours. But then once you realize that it doesn't have any of the great deep mechanics and features that either of those have, it starts to fall flat. And then it just doesn't go anywhere. And then all the sudden the game is telling you "hey you are about to go past the point of no return". And you stop and think, what? Really? Nothing has even really happened yet. I went here, did that. Then did this. And now you are telling me that it? It is the end game already? Uh. okay.
In my opinion this game is great at $30 or less. I would recommend waiting for Alex's review to popup in the next couple days. There are some things I am pretty sure he will talk about, the flaws and issues. So I wont include those here. I feel like this game was rushed. And then I remember it was actually pushed back and had an extra year of work. And then I think, what happened in that year? What exactly where they doing? Its almost like they cut over half the game out. Either that or they had all these great grand ideas, and then just never did anything with them. Which is a real shame. This game could have been something great.