X-Com: Enemy Unknown Part 7

Operation Devil’s Law was an assault on a downed alien craft. The crashed up wreckage should have been easy pickings, even for the rookie team that I sent. After the last mission, rookies were all I had. Still, this was a scout ship, it had crashed, so the risk ought to have been minimal. All…

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X-Com: Enemy Unknown Part 6

At the end of the last episode the world was left in a bit of a pickle. Everyone was all shits up in their nutter and we desperately needed some space cadets out in the stars to track the aliens. Meanwhile, the aliens took an inexplicable interest in a building site in Cairo. Why? Well,…

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X-Com: Enemy Unknown Part 5

The British were pretty pissed that a neutron bomb was set off at a major metropolitan railway station. I don’t know exactly what a neutron bomb does, other than it is supposedly a kill-not-destroy weapon, but I’m sure that as with most bombs they are less than favourable devices upon detonation. Such a horrific act…

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X-Com: Enemy Unknown Part 4

Though I lost a hero in the last mission, I found a new one in Agooda, so spirits where still high back at X-Com HQ. Missions aren’t the only thing to take care of in X-Com. You have to run your entire subterranean base of operations. This means managing a budget, assigning staff, choosing research…

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Part 2

The troops returning from the battle of improbable cover were welcomed home as heroes. They’d managed to kill four skinny little short men. By which I mean Outer Space aliens. It seemed like everything was going to be okay. A few hours later, the alarm goes off. A bunch of abductions in San Francisco. Now,…

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X-COM Enemy Unknown Part 1

  So, back in the day I played UFO: Enemy Unknown. I’m not sure what it was, back it never grabbed my attention in the way Jagged Alliance did. Jagged Alliance did have a strange emotional attachment – one day my dad came home and handed me a bunch of games, one of which was…

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