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Old 2013-10-10, 08:20   Link #521
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Nice.

Since Exalt is only helping the aliens to achieve Human Ascension for their own plans, do you think there might be a three way battle once Exalt decide the aliens have serve their purpose in helping them and now both Aliens and XCOM must be destroyed?
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Old 2013-10-10, 09:13   Link #522
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Here's a good, hefty video showing off the EXALT, and the Covert Operations gameplay:
Good find; thanks for bringing it to our attention. Here's a relevant Joystiq article to supplement.

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Since Exalt is only helping the aliens to achieve Human Ascension for their own plans, did you think they might a three way battle once Exalt decide the aliens have serve their purpose in helping them and now both Aliens and XCOM must be destroyed?
That's an interesting question. Another twist on that: the aliens might well be aware of Exalt, and are content to let them alone due to their annoyance-to-XCOM value... but at some point, they might decide the organization has outlived its usefulness. Keep in mind that these two possibilities are by no means mutually exclusive, and would justify an actual three-corners mission in the form of 'alien activity' somewhere turning out to be an attack on an Exalt facility.
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Old 2013-10-10, 22:06   Link #523
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Wow, those videos were just hard to watch. The dude that's playing the game has absolutely no idea how to play the game what so ever. I felt like screaming at my monitor when he just put his assault right in the middle of an open field without cover.

By the way, anyone know what the new Latin words means for the gene and mec soldiers?
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Old 2013-10-10, 22:34   Link #524
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By the way, anyone know what the new Latin words means for the gene and mec soldiers?
I think it's been covered earlier in the thread, but...
  • Bellator in Machina: Warrior in the Machine;
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Old 2013-10-11, 00:26   Link #525
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Nice.

Since Exalt is only helping the aliens to achieve Human Ascension for their own plans, do you think there might be a three way battle once Exalt decide the aliens have serve their purpose in helping them and now both Aliens and XCOM must be destroyed?
According to interviews, the EXALT are not interested on interacting with the aliens in any way, and mostly leave them alone so they can continue on their mission of "genetic purity". And it was confirmed that you won't see a mission featuring a three-way battle between XCOM, EXALT and the Aliens.

In the meanwhile, have some EXALT Elite Agents:



So dapper
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Old 2013-10-11, 21:27   Link #526
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According to interviews, the EXALT are not interested on interacting with the aliens in any way, and mostly leave them alone so they can continue on their mission of "genetic purity". And it was confirmed that you won't see a mission featuring a three-way battle between XCOM, EXALT and the Aliens.

In the meanwhile, have some EXALT Elite Agents:



So dapper
From the looks of it, the Elites are like glass cannons? I don't see them wearing any type of armor, but their weapons seem semi dangerous. I like to know how much of a threat their later units proves to be.
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Old 2013-10-11, 21:38   Link #527
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From the looks of it, the Elites are like glass cannons? I don't see them wearing any type of armor, but their weapons seem semi dangerous. I like to know how much of a threat their later units proves to be.
The basic EXALT regular has between 6 (for the Sniper) and 7 health (for the rest) on Normal, which hardly seems like glass cannons to me. And the Elites have unique G-Mods like Iron Skin for the Heavy that reduce incoming damage. So I say they're hardly glass cannons, seeing as their weapons aren't even close to that used by the aliens - apparently they can't get Plasma, so EXALT are stuck with Laser weapons, so no +10 aim bonus from stuff like Light Plasma.

EXALT supposedly wear bullet-proof armor underneath their dapper attire, and we can also assume they use G-Mods to further improve themselves.
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Old 2013-10-12, 10:40   Link #528
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I wonder if there are any Female EXALT members.
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Old 2013-10-12, 11:00   Link #529
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I wonder if there are any Female EXALT members.
I honestly see no good reason why there wouldn't be from a lore standpoint. And if you can unlock their 'dapper attire', as LoweGear called it, they would be pretty much required. I imagine the most common would be some form of pantsuit, like the below image but with the heels replaced by sensible flats...


This said, you really can't reference those in this context without making reference to perhaps the most famous example in the realm of videogames; with Zenia (no, not Onatopp) meriting an honorable mention.
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Old 2013-10-23, 21:22   Link #530
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By the emperor.... Bradford is now badass...

Spoiler for SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT:


And for something less spoilery, here's another preview of the game showing off a preview build with all the toys and more, including how MECs are made and the new Medal system:

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Old 2013-10-24, 00:12   Link #531
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Wow, I thought the amount of stuff they put in was small but after watching that video the amount stuff you can do now is huge! November can't come soon enough!
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Old 2013-11-11, 11:52   Link #532
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XCOM: Enemy Within: The Kotaku Review
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Old 2013-11-11, 21:44   Link #533
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Wooohoo! Finally downloading it via Steam right now. I can't wait to replay this game.

Time to waste some alien scum and Illuminati wannabes .
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Old 2013-11-11, 22:05   Link #534
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Steam isn't updating, and is insisting that I don't have my internet connected, so I'm not sure if I can get this via Steam (aka the online way). :/ I might have to grab a physical copy at this rate.
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Old 2013-11-12, 02:31   Link #535
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Wow, I just got my butt handed to me on a silver platter playing only a few hours of the new game on classic mode. It wasn't this bad back in EU, aliens crit like crazy now and I swear they can see through walls now. The AI seems to know where I am when I try to hide and where I might try to flank them.

I think I should just drop back down to normal mode and learn the new tactics before I jump back into classic mode.
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Old 2013-11-13, 00:52   Link #536
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So while I'm waiting here for Enemy Within to drop in my part of the world while shooting bright green envy beams everywhere, have XCOM XCOM, oh we're XCOM~

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Old 2013-11-13, 12:55   Link #537
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I am so pissed about X-COM right now. First on Monday night, 3 hours before unlock, my Steam suddenly need a huge X-COM update. I was like oh boy here it comes and cut off all my internet useage to let it load.

Then around 6PM last night, my Steam went off and demanded another 6 hours long download. Without explaining what it is. GRRRR!
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Old 2013-11-14, 02:33   Link #538
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Something weird is happening with my game. I'm getting dialogue with my base trio that doesn't make any sense in the campaign and it feels like I missed a few events that lead up to those said dialogues.

I had a skip a couple of the new council missions because they were too hard and now I'm rather confused with the new plot that's happening in my game.
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Old 2013-11-14, 09:55   Link #539
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O_O;;

Just did my first half a dozen mission yesterday. Here are my thoughts.

Spoiler for Spoiler on Seekers:


Also, not sure if the AI is much more cleverer now, but I was actually FLANKED by the a whole group of thin-man and Floaters. There were no "You spot us!" animation. I was literally shot from the dark from BEHIND me. I manage to beg the RNG god to save me, and well....I manage to get the team out alive....but 3 critical wounded and one wounded

Finally, some of maps are just vile. One of the UFO I was chasing literally crashed into a skyscraper a-la- 9/11. Fighting in a ruined skyscraper was a truly testament in misery.
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Old 2013-11-14, 15:39   Link #540
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The new maps are nice however a lot of them are now in very urban areas making it harder for squad sight snipers to work their magic. I guess this makes snap shot sniper more appealing.

Wow. Flamethrower is a very powerful and deadly weapon against organic units. It has a wide area of effect, does decent damage at the beginning, and best of all it instantly makes all enemies hit with it instant panic.
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