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About to play XCOM for the first time. Should I use the expansion pack?

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2 years ago#1
Should I play vanilla or use the expansion for a 1st playthrough? - Results (38 votes)
Vanilla
31.58% (12 votes)
12
Expansion
68.42% (26 votes)
26
This poll is now closed.
Wondering what would be the better first experience iyo
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2 years ago#2
I would do expansion because it's the same game with balance tweaks and some new additions, pretty much.
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2 years ago#3
I'd suggest doing at least one vanilla playthrough first, it might be easier to get a handle on the game. Then move on to the expansion when you're comfortable.
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2 years ago#4
seems split, need more votes, opinions
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2 years ago#5
Silent Sniper IV posted...
I would do expansion because it's the same game with balance tweaks and some new additions, pretty much.


Basically this, I first played the Vanilla version, and was too bored with the game to beat it a second time with the expansion. It adds lots of content, but early game is pretty much the same as vanilla.
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2 years ago#6
My friends and I have preferred playing without the expansion once, and then with it always on.
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Another idea I had was the spy/sniper being able to climb into the soldier's rocket launcher and be launched across the map, dealing more damage, but no splash.
2 years ago#7
i would play with the expansion but dont build a mech during your first game.
2 years ago#8
Playing without the expansion will make you appreciate it more when you do.
For the most part, its the same game play just more levels and weapons
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2 years ago#9
Expansion
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