History VideoGame / Xenonauts

9th Sep '17 1:03:17 PM immortalfrieza
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* ItsUpToYou: Averted. While obviously the Xenonauts are the only organization that can really go toe to toe with the aliens, police and military forces will sometimes be on maps which will fight against the aliens when they can, and occasionally local forces will even bring down one of the smaller UFOs for the Xenonauts so they can execute a ground mission.
4th Jun '17 2:58:47 PM dracogeorge
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** The Hunter Scout Car IS the [[BritsWithBattleships Ferret armoured car]], even being referred to as "ferret" in the game's code.
4th Jun '17 2:24:37 PM dracogeorge
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** Though it is less justified than in [[VideoGame/XCom]], since, unlike in X-COM, your soldiers have what unit they were in before joining the Xenonauts listed in the equipment screen, as well as any previous combat experience, meaning you can have female soldiers coming from units that didn't allow women to join in 1979, and some of which still don't allow women to join.

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** Though it is less justified than in [[VideoGame/XCom]], VideoGame/XCom, since, unlike in X-COM, your soldiers have what unit they were in before joining the Xenonauts listed in the equipment screen, as well as any previous combat experience, meaning you can have female soldiers coming from units that didn't allow women to join in 1979, and some of which still don't allow women to join.


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** It ends with [[spoiler:him saying that "nobody has done more than I to ensure the survival of the human race", though he has little doubt that the commander's name will be written in the history book just below his. And commenting that he could destroy the entire planet in seconds if he wanted to, even though you, the commander, are the one in charge]]


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* MultiNationalTeam: Just like in X-Com, though even more noteworthy as it is set during the middle of the Cold War, includes soldiers and base personnel from both the west and the east, and the various interceptors are based off of designs from both the US and the USSR
4th Jun '17 10:13:10 AM dracogeorge
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** Though it is less justified than in [[VideoGame/XCom]], since, unlike in X-COM, your soldiers have what unit they were in before joining the Xenonauts listed in the equipment screen, as well as any previous combat experience, meaning you can have female soldiers coming from units that didn't allow women to join in 1979, and some of which still don't allow women to join.
28th Apr '17 6:45:16 AM Cryoclaste
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the original ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the original ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}''''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}''
24th Feb '17 8:12:52 AM GentlemensDame883
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In January 2017 [[https://www.gog.com/game/xenonauts_2_demo a free pre-alpha]] of ''Xenonauts 2'' was released on Website/GOGDotCom.
19th Oct '16 9:17:17 PM Cryos
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*** this becomes unintentionally hilarious if you have interceptors in the air when research to upgrade their weapons are completed, because somehow the aircraft ''while in mid flight'' has its old cannons and/or missiles removed and replaced with upgraded ones while en-route to their target.
13th Oct '16 9:46:56 PM Specialist290
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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Averted. Some barriers will impede movement and visibility, but not gunfire. The firing unit will usually suffer some kind of accuracy penalty instead.
31st Jul '16 5:42:27 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Primarily in respect to the original ''[=XCOM=]'':

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Primarily in respect to the original ''[=XCOM=]'':''X-Com'':



* ATeamFiring: Most rookies, as per [=XCOM=] tradition. [[spoiler: This is also the weak point of the Sebilians, due to their close range thermal vision, which is why they favor ambush and flanking tactics.]]

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* ATeamFiring: Most rookies, as per [=XCOM=] X-Com tradition. [[spoiler: This is also the weak point of the Sebilians, due to their close range thermal vision, which is why they favor ambush and flanking tactics.]]



** On a smaller, but no less horrifying scale, Reapers, which convert any unit they kill into a zombie that can transform into another Reaper, Cryssalid-style.

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** On a smaller, but no less horrifying scale, Reapers, which convert any unit they kill into a zombie that can transform into another Reaper, Cryssalid-style.Chryssalid-style.



* NintendoHard: The original X-COM was a brutal game if you didn't know what you were doing, and so far Xenonauts looks to be at least as tough, if not harder:

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* NintendoHard: The original X-COM X-Com was a brutal game if you didn't know what you were doing, and so far Xenonauts looks to be at least as tough, if not harder:



** In the beginning of the game, any player of the original XCOM game will quickly want to [[spoiler:research the Alien Alloys technology, since it used to be the stepping stone to manufacturing armours made of alien alloys, which were incredibly useful in the early game. But not in Xenonauts: as your scientists notice in the research report, alien alloy would make an incredibly good armour material... [[RequiredSecondaryPowers if only they had any tool capable of machining or even cutting it.]] Instead,]] the first armours you get come [[spoiler:(quite realistically) from studying alien weaponry, since understanding how it operates is the key to designing efficient protections against it.]]

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** In the beginning of the game, any player of the original XCOM X-Com game will quickly want to [[spoiler:research the Alien Alloys technology, since it used to be the stepping stone to manufacturing armours made of alien alloys, which were incredibly useful in the early game. But not in Xenonauts: as your scientists notice in the research report, alien alloy would make an incredibly good armour material... [[RequiredSecondaryPowers if only they had any tool capable of machining or even cutting it.]] Instead,]] the first armours you get come [[spoiler:(quite realistically) from studying alien weaponry, since understanding how it operates is the key to designing efficient protections against it.]]
29th Jul '16 9:43:45 AM Ripburger
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''Xenonauts'' is a TurnBasedTactics game where you command the eponymous organisation, sending interceptors and strike teams out to fight the alien menace while researching their technology in an attempt to become strong enough to take the fight to them. It is a FanRemake of ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' by indie developer Goldhawk Interactive, mostly faithful to the original but with some improved mechanics like cover, suppression and a fully playable air combat system. Its homepage can be found [[http://www.xenonauts.com/ here]] and was up for preorder; preorderers got to test the game as it undergoes development. A {{Kickstarter}} campaign to raise money to add new features [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts?ref=live finished on June 10, 2012]]. It [[http://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/showthread.php/4377-Build-V18-%28Beta-Candidate%29-released%21 officially went beta on April 4th, 2013.]] On June 1st, 2013 it was added to Steam's Early Access catalog. Its official 1.0 version was released on Steam and Website/GOGDotCom on June 16th, 2014.

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''Xenonauts'' is a TurnBasedTactics game where you command the eponymous organisation, sending interceptors and strike teams out to fight the alien menace while researching their technology in an attempt to become strong enough to take the fight to them. It is a FanRemake of ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' ''[[VideoGame/XComUFODefense X-Com]]'' by indie developer Goldhawk Interactive, mostly faithful to the original but with some improved mechanics like cover, suppression and a fully playable air combat system. Its homepage can be found [[http://www.xenonauts.com/ here]] and was up for preorder; preorderers got to test the game as it undergoes development. A {{Kickstarter}} campaign to raise money to add new features [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts?ref=live finished on June 10, 2012]]. It [[http://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/showthread.php/4377-Build-V18-%28Beta-Candidate%29-released%21 officially went beta on April 4th, 2013.]] On June 1st, 2013 it was added to Steam's Early Access catalog. Its official 1.0 version was released on Steam and Website/GOGDotCom on June 16th, 2014.
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