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X-COM: UFO Defense (DOS)

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Written by  :  Yeah Right (57)
Written on  :  Mar 10, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Go get 'em Martians, Huck.

The Good

Easy to learn, and fun to play. I agree with Tomer. Play this one in the dark with volume turned up. The sound may be simple, but it will draw you in, especially when one of them "indestructible" alien bruts walk up to your men (dispite 3 point blank range shots into its exoskeleton) and convert your favorite point man into a reincarnation of itself.

The game is hard to beat at first (which I see as a plus). But it is also hard to lose. If you hang in there long enough and manage your resources, you'll eventually get to fry the buns off these irascible alien creatures.

The Bad

I didn't appreciate having to spend 1 hour plus scourging the game screen looking for some fatally wounded alien hiding in a corner.

The Bottom Line

If you like Jagged Alliance, you will probably like this one. Your team members will have a lot less personality, but the superior graphics and sound will make up for it.