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SummaryIt's great fun to fight the Brood, in a fast-paced, engaging game, right from the beginning to the end!
The GoodGood graphics and sound effects, great music and cutscenes. It's got the most engaging gameplay which forced me to play right from the beginning to the end virtually non-stopped (That means three days without sleep!) A great variety of interesting weapons and special effects. Good random-map generator which never let one tired of the AI-placed tiles. good soldier AI and path-finding algorithm, decent enemy AI. Great monster and level design, especially those extremely long and fun Portal Missions. Engaging War chapter give a interesting change of pace. The isometric-viewed tactical battles are really fun! And the RPG-like experience points system is very well done, give one a lot of freedom to customize your agents' abilities...
The BadA lot of bugs when first released (though the first patch has already out to fix quite a number of them...) and the over-head strategy map is not very interesting. The tactical part is not very deep (but this can be a good thing ;) and the War chapter can be a bit too difficulty (and before the patch, it's insanely difficult, but this again can be a good thing for some people) The eight bio-mechanically enhanced agents are not exactly balanced, some got very useful special skills while others are not that good. The overall gameplay time is not very long though there are certain replay values...