If you really hate them, then there may be no Turn-Based games for you. Which I understand, many lack the visual stimulation to really hold me for hours, despite some great strategy in a lot of them. (I like a little visual stimulation in my games) However I think XCOM: EU is one fo the bests, if not THE best for consoles. There should be a demo available, yet it is woefully weak when compared to the actual pressure of the real and much longer game. The aspect of recruiting troops and seeing them develope, forming a few good interchangable groups, as well as refining your tactics can be very rewarding in this game. When you do lose a troop that has leveled well and pulled some missions through to objective you can find yourself truely heartbroken. Try the demo, do some more video gameplay watching, be a good consumer and just do some gamer research before you buy. It always helps, and I know this post is an effort in that direction. Final words: if you are willing to give it a chance as a great turned based game it's good. But know your game before you buy.
Well Yes This game got some bugs here and there i read a lot and do my homework well. Lemon just like Crulser said i agree totally. Do your reserch. I watch few gameplays Angry Joe review Gamespot review and new expansion to x com few opinions etc (watch out for spoilers) And yesterday i was playing my first match in x com. It was a blast. Trutorial is cool. Realy encurage to do it. Then after i land with my crew on a first mission i was wipe out totally in first few rounds. MY main hero was killd after got on the roof of the bus... Then the panic startet:) This game is surely not perfect but when i sit with my pad on my throne sit of king gameplayer with good amount of food and drink I cant stop playing... its one of this games that got " one more mission" addiction. If u dont play many turn ase games and you want to start your adventure here this game is recommended BUT on normal dificulty. Otherwise the panic will spread:) Carry on ppl. Btw when i look at time this post was landed i assume your allready in the X Com project.