After seeing the praise that the GB crew gave this game in end of the year awards, I decided to take a stab at it. This is especially rare because I haven't purchased a game on steam over $20 in a loooong time. Furthermore, I'm not a fan of turn based strategy games, and have always focused more on RTS games. Sidestrafe uploaded a few vids of XCOM recently, and I wasn't too impressed, but my wife thought it looked cool, and thought it would be a nice change of pace, so to enjoy together. I was relcutant.
I've become obsessed.
The story is excellent. The graphics are gorgeous maxed out. Each mission feels more intense than the entirety of most games I've played. And, you become so attached to the soliders, that it can be devastating to lose one.
For anyone who is reluctant about the turn based genre.... this is best in class, and truly deserves the honors that the GB crew has given it. BUY THIS GAME.