I've got no friends who are deep into gaming and none that showed any interest in XCOM so I've really not been able to discuss it with anyone so I thought I'd just post here and say how much I love the game.
Granted the frame rate on the PS3 is disgustingly woeful (I've never seen such bad frame rate when swapping to cut scenes etc) it doesn't really bother me because the game is such slowly paced it's not like I'm waiting to rush to my next objective anyway.
I've never played a tactical game before though so I'm playing on easy and still finding it a bit of a challenge, mostly because the AI seems to react in a manner I would consider irrational, for example ignoring the easy shot on my stupidly placed marine and running the opposite direction. I just love my snipers at the moment and am struggling with using the heavy properly. I also seem to be running around like crazy trying to sort out what facilities to build, what to research, when to upgrade my squad and all that but that is half the fun. I've had one bad KIA on the first mission in when I did something stupid otherwise everyone is surviving although I restarted my game after about 4 hours of play once I felt I knew what I was doing. I also have a feeling the tutorial was bugged for me because this time around when I entered the situation room it actually explained how satellites worked which I swear it didn't before.
Also took me a long time to work out there were objectives to fulfill in this game....sounds silly but I really had no idea tbh. Anyway just wanted to say that I'm really loving this game, first of it's type for me and I'm hoping definitely not the last. While playing on easy is probably trivial to most people I'm hoping once I'm done to play on normal which will then open up avenues for other strategy games or even games I'd put in a similar category such as SimCity / Civ that require patience and more thought than games I am used to playing.