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disgruntled_patriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's an interesting game but it's too easy. Every mission plays out the same way. It's way too easy to disguise and stealth your way through every mission.

I do like that there's no RNG because RNG is a cheap mechanic that developers deliberately misuse. But RNG is only a factor in combat, which as stated previously is almost impossible to get in to because stealth is so easy.

I do like having to strategically move your agents around the world, but that also isn't very challenging or worthwhile.

Building up your team of agents isn't particularly compelling or satisfying, and the game gives you a ton of them. Way more than you'll ever need. There are so many that leveling them all can become a chore.

It's certainly worth 3.99. I wish I had paid that much for it. It's not worth much more than that (and not even remotely close to what I paid for it).

The 1980's spy nostalgia vibe it has going for it is pretty sweet.

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CisSiberianOrchestra [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I got it for free. My brother gifted it to me on Steam because he knows that I love XCOM and I love Cold War spy stuff. I put about 110 hours in it: one campaign as the CIA and another as the KGB.

I do agree that the game is easy to exploit; if you have 2 agents with the disguise ability you can have one of them kill an enemy and another hide the body in the same turn. This makes the game pretty easy. Although enemy agents can be a challenge because they aren't fooled by disguises.

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CisSiberianOrchestra [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've played through this game a couple of times. The missions are similar to XCOM, but with some big changes. There is no RNG; if you highlight an enemy it will tell you if you will miss or hit and how much damage you will do. This makes combat almost chess-like. Or if you prefer a more stealthy approach, you can put on a disguise, kill enemies silently, and hide their bodies to avoid setting off the alarm.

In between missions you will analyze intelligence you've gathered to find the next mission. You will also build your hidden base of operations, which you'll have to move from time to time because if the enemy finds your base, it's game over.