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Friday, February 26, 2016

XCOM 2: Ambush then Ambushed

There is one thing you can always count on in XCOM 2: the aliens will send reinforcements. Sometimes this can be a real problem. Especially when they land in a tactically sound position, or I can't get my team under cover and in overwatch. Then there are those occasions where they land in the worst possible LZ imaginable and my team is already undercover with clear lines of sight into the LZ. This is one such instance. Practically every member of my team could fire on the reinforcements as they came down their ropes, and they paid for their mistake.

But that was not the end of the mission. There was still a group of aliens I needed to eliminate, and I had no idea where they were. I thought they would be on the other side of the objective, but that was not the case as my sniper discovered while she moved forward to a covering position. Why the aliens didn't react as the reinforcements had when my team accomplished the objective I don't know. Fortunately my entire team were seasoned professionals and knew what to do. See how it turned out for yourself.

So, how did the voice-over sound? I became the proud parent of an upper respiratory infection last weekend and was afraid my voice wasn't up to the task. Personally I think I sound better stuffed to the rafters. I had to boost the gain though. It was originally very soft spoken, but I like the end result. Do you? If so, I'll try and replicate it when I'm not full of mucus.

Next, I apologize for not posting on Wednesday. The reason was I tried to work this week. I took Monday off, and thought I was over this bug by the evening. Tuesday was all day training about 75 miles north of the house but it was not very physically demanding. Still, I went straight to bed when I got home (Tuesdays I have dinner up there before driving home because terrible traffic,) watched two episodes of M.A.S.H. (Goodbye Radar #1 and #2,) and then went to sleep. It was fitful. Wednesday I had to go 110 miles north and bring up a T1 data circuit and install a VoIP integrated paging system in a new two-story location. That was a big mistake. I was totally exhausted when I got home. I ate dinner and went straight to bed; slept for 9 hours, and stupidly dragged myself to work Thursday morning for a conference call. You know, because I'm tough. Can you say "relapse." A few co-workers kindly chastised my for being an idiot and recommended I remove myself, and my virus, from their presence. I reminded them I got said virus from other co-workers, but they were not all that sympathetic to that line of counter argument. So I went home at lunch and spent the rest of the day in bed. Today I am somewhat better, at least well enough so I can write this post. Drugs are great. So there you have my personal week in a paragraph, and a dandy excuse for why I missed Wednesday's post.

And lastly, I just want to point this out:

The voice cast for this remake is simply awesome! Here, you have to listen to how they feel about it in their own words. You WILL know these actors and actresses. I'd buy it just because of the cast, not just because the game play is awesome. ;-)

If you don't know this game, wait a few months to see something totally awesome published. If you do know this game, then follow this link to help it become even more awesome:

And that's it. This slightly scatterbrained post brought to you by foreign DNA co-opting my cells for an orgy. I hope you are doing much better than I at the moment, though this too shall pass. Take care and come back for my next Sunday Highlight, In Your Face Nagato, in a couple days.

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