X-COM Vet = start on classic?

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4 years ago#1
After reading this interview about the difficulty:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/10/06/xcom-s-classic-ironman-mode-is-an-even-match-for-its-creator.aspx

I am thinking I am going to start on classic. Normally I would run through on the default difficulty to familiarize myself with the game but he makes normal sound way too easy.

I played X-COM, TFTD, and APOC so I don't want to just blow through normal. I shudder to think how the easy difficulty must be but it is nice to know there is a great deal of variation in the difficulty, should help replay value.
4 years ago#2
Longtime XCOM fans will beat the game and then replay it because doing so unlocks a bunch of options that was in the original game including:

-Weapons does a wide range of damage
-Must research a psychic alien before being able to research PSI
-Soldiers being wounded reduces their stats for the rest of the mission (ie: fatal wounds in the original)
-Countries offer less funding depending on panic levels
-Greatly lowers the chance that a soldier will be PSI capable
Actually, since Wedge Antilles > Carriers, and Carriers = Instant win, then it should be Wedge Antilles > Instant win. He's just that good XD -PsionicDude
4 years ago#3
What was the highest difficulty you've beaten the original on? If it's Veteran or higher, go Classic to start with. If it's Experienced, consider Normal Ironman or Classic.
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4 years ago#4
Unless you downloaded a major third party update for the first X-Com, it doesn't matter what difficulty level you picked - the game always played at the beginner level no matter what. No difference between difficulties. None.
4 years ago#5
That's very true, though I think the bug was fixed in the Windows-based Collector's Edition.
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4 years ago#6
Okay so I always wondered... Why people feel the URGE/NEED to mention that they're vets?

Do they give a medal? Is there a ceremony somewhere? Are we talking about animal care?

Why not just ask if you should start on classic? Must I salute or something?
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4 years ago#7
Koishi_Komeiji posted...
That's very true, though I think the bug was fixed in the Windows-based Collector's Edition.

That is also true, so it was entirely possible to play a proper game on Superhuman, either by playing the Collector's Edition, or by installing xcomutil over the DOS version ... and a great many of us have done one or the other.
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4 years ago#8
hindupushup posted...
Unless you downloaded a major third party update for the first X-Com, it doesn't matter what difficulty level you picked - the game always played at the beginner level no matter what. No difference between difficulties. None.


Ya I was surprised when I found that out years after I played TFTD, since I picked Veteran difficulty and was getting my ass kicked, never realising that I was actually playing on Beginner.
Actually, since Wedge Antilles > Carriers, and Carriers = Instant win, then it should be Wedge Antilles > Instant win. He's just that good XD -PsionicDude
4 years ago#9
The_tall_midget posted...
Okay so I always wondered... Why people feel the URGE/NEED to mention that they're vets?

Do they give a medal? Is there a ceremony somewhere? Are we talking about animal care?

Why not just ask if you should start on classic? Must I salute or something?


It means they are familiar with the core concepts of the game and are trying to select a difficulty that suits it. Those that have played the original and are knowledgeable about this new version will be drawn to the topic and hopefully (as the non $%^holes did) answer it.

Next time use basic reasoning/logic/deduction instead of snark filled $%^& comments and you will answer your own question instead of getting added to the ignore list.
4 years ago#10
Also some people that have played the original X-COM games might want to start at a similar difficulty, rather than Super Easy Mode.
Actually, since Wedge Antilles > Carriers, and Carriers = Instant win, then it should be Wedge Antilles > Instant win. He's just that good XD -PsionicDude
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