I loved the first XCOM, as everybody did. I was nervous this game wouldn't be anything like the first strategy game, but I've seen a lot of developer interviews over the past few months (they've been doing the media circuit at both PAX and PAX East) and it really sounds like they're trying to create something that honors the original with some modern touches but is still a strategy game.
It's worth noting that the XCOM game coming out this year is the strategy game, not the first person shooter which was announced and then disappeared.
On one of the larger ones, it makes me watch the outside of the damned thing. The roof of it. lol When I didn't want to. Why it makes me see this is absurd.
I had the exact same issue. The elevation in this game is really messed up. Sometimes I think I'm telling the guy to move to a square on one level, but he ends up trying to dash to the square below it!
Loved it. If anyone has played Blue Byte's original Settlers, the first edition was just so much fun IF you enjoyed Micro Management. Same here. You can just focus on the Strategy and the interactions are so fluid. They've made the game less serious and gory as well, which I don't really mind. I can always play Soldiers of Fortune II or Doom 3 if I want to see blood and be scared.
They've made this game fun, pretty (love eye candy) and I'm amazed how well load times are hidden.
LOVE IT! Better than some of those "casual games" that people play on their phones.
Paid full price and gifted Civ 5 to a FB friend.
Q9300 with 4 GB DDR2 1066 RAM
UltraSharp 2408WFP (needs to be RMA'ed) on GeForce GTX 285 on two 18 amp 12V lines
Audigy X-Fi Fatal1ty w/ Logitech Z-5500 & Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and HD 595
plus the usual stuff in a poorly designed Antec P180 PW case