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« on: February 06, 2016, 01:53:14 PM »

I used to do little screenshots-only threads here in the past. Thought I'd try it with XCOM2. Would like to see others' pix too.  icon_smile

Here's a few of mine so far. I favor obnoxious color coding, you can of course be more subtle and tasteful.  icon_smile I cropped out specific mission titles and stuff, and will try to be sensitive to not spoiling content, later enemies you encounter etc. (i.e., use spoiler codes)



BEFORE: This team survived a tough Retaliation Mission together, including our first Faceless encounter...


AFTER: Recovering from said mission.  icon_smile


My B-Team after a few other squaddies got wounded...


Couple close-ups...


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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 02:08:57 PM »

Great Pics, I shall try and add a few once I get playing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 02:14:52 PM »

I would just like to say



you're all really letting me down.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 02:50:51 PM »

LOL, those names are great AA.  smile  N. Djinn-ein...
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 04:03:15 PM »

That's great, AA, icon_smile my wounded list is definitely growing, even if I give in to reloading saves when things get Awesome Ugly.

Although I created some GT nicknames in my character pool I guess it makes more sense to customize my random recruits rather than wait for the pool types to become available in the recruits list.

I haven't done much with the biography stuff except for EngineNo9 just now...


This random reminds me of a nice editor gal I worked with decades ago. Well except for the orange armor, sword and rifle.  icon_razz


This random troop seemed very "Ripley in Alien3" to me....


Now the Sharpshooter gets a very punchy revolver. I'm trying the Gunslinger abilities on one -- first one lets you take a free return-fire shot with pistol if attacked (w/o being in overwatch)


Ranger slashing dilemma. What I ended up doing here was slashing the wounded top Sectoid first; receiving a defense buff from a Specialist's drone to better survive the aliens' turn; and then slashing down the 2nd sectoid. So for me anyway it's always best to have a Ranger and Specialist together. Then if the Ranger's slash puts him/her out of cover, or otherwise exposed; the drone's defense buff helps alleviate that.  icon_smile
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 04:14:04 PM »

My character in the game:

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 04:07:47 AM »

"Keep your tongue in your mouth!"


"Gonna slap some sense into you Advent Officer!"


"Somebody get that Sectoid a sandwich!"

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2016, 07:05:54 AM »

Some Muton love...

Let's say spoiler codes because maybe you didn't read previews and want the joy of Muton Discovery (visually anyway) for yourself...  icon_smile

Spoiler for Hiden:
 
I don't recommend getting THIS close to a Muton...  icon_eek


Smile!


I think because of its thick armor, the Ranger's sword attack literally bounces off, and the Muton either claw-kills or claw-stuns the Ranger.

I guess the key is to either take out the armor (Grenadier's Shredder ability) before letting the Ranger attack, using a poison grenade (which was effective I guess at getting "past" the armor to impact its health) or just plain old flanking firepower and grenades.

I think Muton might be my favorite alien even if I'm not yet very good at dealing with it. Awesome character model and animations for him.  icon_smile

And now I'll stop for the... morning? I've lost track of time again.   icon_smile
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2016, 05:36:18 PM »

AA:  I think it's completely awesome that I am a Sharpshooter and Soulchilde's nickname is Shot Magnet.  I mean... how could you get any more awesome than that.  Now if the game had friendly fire and I could unintentionally shoot him in the back, it would mimic every game we've ever played together.

And hey.... at least we ain't dead!   icon_frown

Nice job!



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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2016, 06:28:21 PM »

"Let's nuke the site from orbit. Only way to be sure."  drillsergeant

Can't quite get the Aliens movie-look right with what's built-in. I'll keep hoping for an Aliens total conversion mod for the game, might even wash out the bad taste of Gearboxx's Aliens Colonial Space Marines game.

I think essentially every panicked troop is emulating Bill Paxton...  paranoid
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 05:02:35 AM »

Really fun sequence on a rooftop in a VIP Capture/Kill mission...

Ranger uses upgraded shotgun to blast a Viper away from its Grenadier victim...


Leading to this scenario...


Ellen Ripley drops a frag grenade on top of the Muton. While it shreds his armor, it doesn't quite finish him...


Then the grenade blast blows away the ceiling beneath the Muton's feet, and falling to the ground appeared to knock off his last couple HP  icon_cool Much celebration at the monitor...  High five!

THEN we wandered outside into a mob... and THEN reinforcements. Then I said "**** it!" I'm calling it a night.

I might need to detox from XCOM2 for a couple days due to mental/emotional exhaustion for me and my troops.  We put the fun in funeral
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2016, 06:04:07 AM »

It's important to name your weapon, because, well, it looks cool...
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And I finally recruited myself into my current game:
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2016, 04:06:14 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 06, 2016, 02:14:52 PM

I would just like to say



you're all really letting me down.

-Autistic Angel

Ouch. I'll admit I have been replaying missions to avoid major disasters so far, but have been backing off as I get more comfortable with the game. I played the first mission 4-5 times, then the second 2-3 times and finally I have been letting a some soldiers die if the mission as a whole is going well.
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 06:45:13 AM »

You know, this is one of the prettiest strategy games I've ever played. Here are some of my latest examples (all click to enlarge)



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