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#1 Posted by martindn (134 posts) -

Not so much naive, i read in the reviews normal wasnt as much of a challenge, more so optimistic id say. Isnt that what makes gaming fun? I went through superhuman the same arduous way, but then you had 14 meat shields instead of 4.

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#2 Edited by martindn (134 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

@wordfalling said:

When you first started playing X-COM: UFO Defense were you able to jump into superhuman on your first playthrough or did you have to learn the game's mechanics first?

This might be the smartest comment I've seen in an "ironman" thread.

How so? You would have to think that most of the time people would be kids when they first played, even if they were not its a new game, a new experience, so they would likeley play normal. Now when this modern Xcom comes out, they have experience from the original, but also ironman isnt based on difficulty its just whether you dont want to reload, and i hated that in UFO, so i wanted to play ironman, and superhuman has nothing to do with it.

Edit : Karkarov - im way past tutorial part when i switched, onto the 2nd terror mission, ive lost 2 soldiers in about 8 missions and one of those was my fault as i was pushing forward wrecklessly as a scout, on classic most missions i would be lucky to come back with one man.. I mean the enemy do still hit me of course they do, my guys have close to 12hp, so it takes a while but most of the time alot of them come out unscathed. Maybe its because i played classic first i dont know, but normal is too easy for me, too much money, too easy to win, ive already switched back and getting my ass kicked again :P

We need a middle ground between normal/classic.

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#3 Edited by martindn (134 posts) -

I switched to normal, gave it a try, the difference is shocking. Aliens now miss more often than not, and you now hit more often. Its almost impossible to lose a soldier nevermind the mission. Is classic supposed to represent the 'classic' difficulty of Ufo Defense? As you had the same amount of chance as the aliens in the original to die, and to hit, i hate the idea of increased difficulty just means less chances to hit/miss, or more hp/less hp, its lazy.

We need something inbetween normal/classic.

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#4 Posted by martindn (134 posts) -

Loading is out of the question, so it has to be ironman, and normal would likeley be too easy, so like i said i have to suck it up, but i do wish we had more soldiers. Uh well i try do get 1 of each class but as you can probably tell, in my game xcoms casualty list is high and its pool of squaddies is very much depleted. So i get what i get. Which makes things even worse. I did have 1 heavy LGT that had 30 kills in 8 missions which really helped to win for a while, until he was on his own against chrysalids surrounded on a terror mission. Yep he died. I got the 5th slot, but at that time xcom was finished, almost every country was on 5 panic.

I didnt really have the funds to kit my soldiers out differently really, i was trying to focus on getting a satelite, managed that, gained a few medpacks and arcs, i didnt get to armor or any laser weapons before earth got annhilated. On a new playthrough going use money prudently.

@Somedelicook, its 4 and then 5 to 6.

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#5 Edited by martindn (134 posts) -

Ive been playing on classic ironman and the money situation is so tight i cant even afford officer training school. Even 6 wouldnt help me i feel. Like the enemys accuracy is so good they hardly every miss, and mine so poor even when im about 5 feet away, i have literally missed with an assault shotgun on 96% before. There just isnt enough soldiers to win terror missions or abductions, im always outnumbered and killed fairly easily. I always use correct tactics not moving as much and always overwatching, i just get surrounded by numerically superior aliens. I could understand if i was dashing everywhere. The only one i can usually win is the small ufo missions where there is only a few enemies.

The original i felt with the 14 soldiers you could afford to lose a few men to make up for playing on superhuman where they rareley miss you. The thing is i dont even watch to switch to normal so i just have to suck it up.

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#6 Posted by martindn (134 posts) -

Haha me too pretty much ^^ and from games, but my main guy is always named after me, so i protect his ass with everything i got.

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#7 Posted by martindn (134 posts) -

Guys who are playing on classic and losing, dont give up lol, i experienced many many many bad games on superhuman, its part of the road to of xcom. Its like cheating putting it on less than classic, it really is, you start off with 6 instead of 4 soldiers, money is easier to get, aliens easier to hit not as smart etc. just stick with it and youll enjoy it more. It will also last longer! :D

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#8 Edited by martindn (134 posts) -

Jesus this game is hard lol. Classic ironman, ive lost already but thats good i had the impression they was making you win everytime i was wrong. Money is incredibly tight, like i have to do 2 or 3 missions to save up for anything, i lost the campaign in under 3 hours how can a sectoid corpse sell for 4 bux lol? all the nations went rogue on me. The first few missions was hilarious, i lost 4 guys every time :(

Maybe im just not used to this game yet, but ufo defence on superhuman was easier than this, i guess i have played that for almost a decade though so that helps.

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#9 Posted by martindn (134 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@MartinDN said:

@YoThatLimp said:

@Breadfan said:

Thinking about picking it up on Xbox later today, how are the console controls? I've been kind of on the fence about which version to get. Crazy, I know.

Using a PC with a gamepad. Works wonderfully!

Just reading that makes me want to punch myself.

Yeah, I too fill with rage when somebody plays games the way they want to. I also do jumping jacks whenever I see livestock, because that makes an equal amount of sense.

Please dont assume, its because it plays 'wonderfully' with a controller, and not so nice without one that makes me want to punch my eyes out of there sockets, i could care less how others play it.

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#10 Posted by martindn (134 posts) -

Cant be that essential, original seems more in depth and had no tutorial. The tutorial is essentially a scripted mission, and one normal mission, showing you how to move in cover and use abilities.