What are your guy's fondest memories of playing the Xcom games way back when? And which one of the trio do you consider your favorite?
Personally I liked Apocalypse the most. Once you go realtime you never go back, not to mention that some of the maps were just so damn big that turn based turned into a chore. Whats with the realtime hate? Not traditional enough for the dinosaur in you? I have many fond memories of pwning 10 consecutive brainsuckers with the plasma sword. Also, the destructible terrain was loads of fun when it went badly. I kept being a dumbass and didn't leave the missile launchers at home whenever I was cleaning out the food farms or weapon factories.
One particular time I responded to a call with a three man team. One with a rocket launcher and another two with mini rocket launchers and carrying as many rockets as they could. I had a jolly old time blasting those aliens to smithereens one by one. Whenever the guy with the big launcher was busy, the mini launchers would step in. Long story short is the guy with the launcher missed or the guidance missed, whatever. Something went KABOOM and destroyed a critical structural support or two. Suddenly the ENTIRE ceiling started to fall. The aliens at the far end of the building were being crushed one by one by falling debris.
As it happened I looked around and there was zero cover I could shelter my guys in. There USED to be some but hey, rocket launcher! (plus at this point about 4-5 popper attacks) At first I tried to get them to run away, and after a bit of reloading saves I figured out that there was no way of saving my guys. They were all wounded at this point and the ceiling would crush em no matter where they ran to. Now the guy with the launcher happened to be one of my generals and quite skilled so I didn't want to lose him. The other guys were complete noobs whom I had renamed "junior redshirt 1 and 2". I needed to find some way of keeping my general alive but I couldn't think of anything. But I figured I might as well keep trying.
On my last replay something funny happened. A brainsucker managed to sneak up on my guys and latched on to redshirt 2. (as you can probably imagine, there were a LOT of smoke clouds around at this point) Since the only weapons I brought with me were high explosive (and the rockets loaded at the time were incendiary), I couldn't do anything about it. All of my guys had jetpacks so I got the general and redshirt one to fly up towards the ceiling (which at this point was still falling and getting really close to them). Not surprisingly the first act of the brainsucked traitor was to turn and fire on my guys. Redshirt one happened to be missing most of his armour and was heavily wounded at this point thanks to being shot by an entrophy launcher. He was also higher up because the general was busy firing his rocket launcher when I gave the order for those two to take flight.
So the mini rocket launcher fires, the rocket streaks up and hits redshirt one. With PERFECT timing he died and the 6 rockets in his backpack exploded, blasting a tiny gap in the falling ceiling. My general came to a stop aligned with the hole and the wave of falling debrit fell past him and flattened redshirt 2. Good times.
Also I got a question for anyone who purchased the xcom pack on steam. What video resolutions do the games support? My monitor has a native resolution of 1600x1200 and it is total crap at stretching things to fit the screen. If they would run in a window that would be just fine.