XCOM 2 Will Push Your Resistance Movement To Its Limits

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Kajin said:
From humanity won, to a sequel where humanity lost. This being the only information the developers have chosen to release at this point. Can you blame people for being confused?
 

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erttheking said:
Because they wanted to see if humanity had the gift and they couldn't do that if they just went in and steamrolled them all.
Works in theory, but you don't find the strongest if all you do is throw crumpled up paper at them.
 

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008Zulu said:
erttheking said:
Because they wanted to see if humanity had the gift and they couldn't do that if they just went in and steamrolled them all.
Works in theory, but you don't find the strongest if all you do is throw crumpled up paper at them.
That's why the aliens escalated it. You ever wonder why they start out with just Sectoids and Floaters? Because they wanted to give humanity time to grow under pressure. Otherwise they would've just offloaded Chrysalids, Mutons and Sectopods on day one.
 

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008Zulu said:
Kajin said:
From humanity won, to a sequel where humanity lost. This being the only information the developers have chosen to release at this point. Can you blame people for being confused?
Yes I can. It's not a difficult concept.

008Zulu said:
Works in theory, but you don't find the strongest if all you do is throw crumpled up paper at them.
You won't find them if you crush them under a six ton weight on the first go, either. Gotta start with crumpled paper and work your way up.
 

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OH hey the bugs are also gonna be back! What a surprise except it's not because it's the same group of aliens. Where's the Muton?

Granted they could have brought it back because of its fame, same with Muton, but if both come back along with ethereals, part of my mind will always go "So was this for story or just a way to recycle the famous aliens"?
 

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Kajin said:
You won't find them if you crush them under a six ton weight on the first go, either. Gotta start with crumpled paper and work your way up.
You'd think a quick scan of genetic code, or reading up on the global wars would save them the hassle of determining if we are worthy. Guess they just wanted to flex their fightin muscles.
 

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008Zulu said:
Kajin said:
You won't find them if you crush them under a six ton weight on the first go, either. Gotta start with crumpled paper and work your way up.
You'd think a quick scan of genetic code, or reading up on the global wars would save them the hassle of determining if we are worthy. Guess they just wanted to flex their fightin muscles.
War is the ultimate innovator. The metric by which we all flex our intellectual might. Could be that throwing a small fleet of disposable assets at us while observing us from afar is easier than putting us in a lab and testing us. While they're doing experiments on the captured civilians they bring back during the war, they're also observing how we handle under stress, collectively, as a species. How we work together and how we fight together. Observing our wars against each other is one thing, but give us a superior foe such as themselves (while slipping us just enough tech to see how we reverse engineer it) is a better way to see what we can do.

Could be that they're also testing themselves as well. Assemble a light fleet of your fighting forces and see how they handle when placed in a war against an enemy that they might not have fought before. At least not on such a large scale, anyway. Would be a good way to test how any new integrations into their society work together with all the other slaves. I kinda doubt the story would be going that far, but it'd be neat if it did.