I’ve played for 5 hours and am enjoying it so far. The characters aren’t revolutionary but are fun enough. The game play is a really great improvement on the ‘X:Com’ formula. Real time movement and all the sneaking are great.
I have also been enjoying that the game is set in Sweden, there are all these little non-localized touches like music that plays in a few places and some signage. The further a game is set from NYC the more interested in that setting I get :).
I can tell there are some incoming twists in the story and am excited to play it through to the end. The lack of enemy variety hasn’t bothered me much yet because the level design has been varied enough to keep me entertained.
My only real complaint is that the game is quite hard even on the lowest difficulty setting so that I have become a serial save scummer. If you are picking off enemies around the edges of the main group and miss one important shot. failing to kill that enemy on the first turn, every enemy will quickly swarm and kill you. There are a few abilities that mitigate this but as a result I feel limited in character selection. Still overall a refreshing take on xcom and a solid, fun game.