Originally Posted by nielsbohr;12462693
To be honest, I never really found X-COM all that good. Mainly due to the soldiers being good-for-nothing squint-eyed morons who soil their pants and turn insane when the situation gets ugly. Jagged Alliance ftw!
You need to hire a load of soldiers, and fire them based on their stats. They start of pretty weak, but eventually they turn into bad asses. For my last game I had this uber female soldier who was a crack shot. At the start of the mission she would just leave the ship and fly straight up. I had two squads to sweep the buildings, and she would just pick off doods from the far side of the map. To stop people going crazy, you need a psychic sponge. Someone with absolutely awful psychic ability, this insures this person is always the one who gets attacked. Needless to say, this person dosent carry any weapons. My guy happened to be called Shigeru Kojima. I like to think that he was driven crazy because he was the fusion of two game designers minds... he (they?) did end up quite good at running though.
And yes OP, if you like XCom. You will definitely like Jagged Alliance. Grab Jagged Alliance 2 here
, and install the fan made v1.13 patch found here
. Its easily one of the best games I have ever played.