just wanted to say, this game is incredible! haven't got so addicted to a game since Fallout3.
i'd never even heard of XCOM up to about 4 months ago when i read some stories about this version comparing it to the older one. i had never played a turn-based strategy game like this one before. i used to love old RTS games like the old C&C games a few years back, and spent a lot of time on End War (also a great game imo), but had never played a game like this before.
and i LOVE it! it's superb. alright, so it's annoying when your soldier misses a shot with a 98% change of a hit, and it's weird when they constantly shoot through walls, but ignoring the downsides, this is a BRILLIANT game! it's like the greatest board game ever, but with moving soldiers!
I don't intend to go online with it or anything - just having a great time on the SP.
Great job Firaxis!
Credit where it's due etc.