#1 Posted by DrLobotomy -
Some are cool, like randomizing Soldiers' starting and level-up stats(so we can curse the RNG more) and marathon looks like a nice alternative to simply ignoring the last mission.
But a lot seems like pure evil. Pure evil which can be combined together to form an absolutely insane amount of pain, which we'll have inflicted upon ourselves by choosing to turn them on.
Which would you take?
Damage Roulette Weapons have a much wider range of damage.
Total Loss Lose all gear from soldiers who die in combat.
Red Fog Any wounds taken in combat will degrade a soldier's stats for that mission.
Hidden Potential Rookies will have random starting stats.
Results Driven As a soldier is promoted, their stats will increase randomly.
New Economy A country will offer less funding as its panic increases.
War Weariness Overall funding levels drop inexorably with every month that passes.
High Stakes The rewards granted for stopping alien abductions are randomized.
Diminishing Returns The cost of satellites increases with every one that is built.
E-115 Elerium stores will degrade over time.
The Blitz The aliens will target a larger number of cities every time they launch an abduction attack.
Absolutely Critical A flanking shot will guarantee a critical hit.
More Than Human The psionic gift is extremely rare.
The Greater Good The secret of psionics can only be learned by interrogating a psionic alien.
Marathon The game takes considerably longer to complete.
Alternate Sources The power requirements of all facilities are increased.
Can't wait to see some completely insane individual pull off an Impossible Ironman mode run with all the nasty options toggled on!
#2 Posted by ob1_kenobi87 -
#3 Posted by DrLobotomy -
Probably taken from the PC demo.
#4 Posted by Busard -
The Blitz, War Weariness and Marathon as well on Easy (base/strategy) + Impossible(battles).
#5 Posted by Nth -
This really adds some replayability now. Hopefully it arrives while I am on a downshift so I can have two or three days to do nothing but play it.
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#6 Posted by Koishi_Komeiji -
Here are the missing ones:
* Rookies gain random stats on level-up (Hidden Potential: the one listed as "Hidden Potential" on the wiki is actually "Not Created Equal")
* Country funding is randomized (New Economy: the one listed as "New Economy" on the wiki is actually "Results Driven")
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#7 Posted by ccjj -
no second wave options.They are in the code, but the devs did not activate them
for whatever reasons.
I assume this means that there is no second wave option on either console too.
#8 Posted by xtacb -
the people that beat the game said there is no second wave
probably took it out last minute so they can charge us DLC for it
YEAA on disc DLC!!!!!!!!
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#9 Posted by GeneralSalad -
Have fun! :D
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#10 Posted by Astroshak -
You can't mod the console versions ...