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[Let's play a Game] UFO: Extraterrestrials- watch PA'ers die in droves

Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Games and Technology
What the hell is UFO: Extraterrestrials? Its X-Com. In SPPPaaaaaace.

That's the short version. The long one is its an X-Com clone released last year by Chaos Concepts. The game is X-Com with updated graphics, a bigger tech-tree, and a few twists. Among them is the medical system- troopers can't die unless you lose the mission, they just become brains-in-a-can until a new body can be grown.

Fortunately its also highly modable. I use B-Man's mod, which tweaks the game play to make it more balanced, tighter, and closer to the original. No brains in a can here- you bleed out, you're dead.

The setting is also slightly different. This time, the aliens attacked later. Earth had already set up a colony out system.

But when the aliens arrived, X-Com failed. Earth is lost, and they're moving in on the colony. Now? Its up Counter Alien Forces (CAF) to eliminate the threat and re-take Earth.

And who are the CAF's noble recruits?

You..

Welcome to Esperanza.
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Nitty gritty:
This is an interactive Let's Play. I run the game, everyone's posts here determine what we research, sometimes what we attack and how the attack goes down, then I'll post a play-by-play of the carnage.

More importantly, every soldier in the game is going to be a PAer. Will Flippy's sniping carry through? Will one of the mods flip out and "ban" you all with a grenade? Which if you will channel Patrick Stewart and come through it all alive?

To get in on it, just post a request. If you want, you can specify a role (sniper, heavy weapons, grenadier, scout, medic, tanker, etc) or even a specific weapon style (like to blow shit up? That flamethrower making you drool?). It'd help if you could Mark those posts though.

When you die (everybody fights, everyone bites it) you'll get dropped to the bottom of the que, and cloned when you come back to the front. Each mission can take about 10-12 soliders along, less if someone decides to use a tank.

I'll post as often as I can, but it might be a bit infrequent at times.

Current roster:
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If you want to chose a specific weapon, here's the starting equipment list:
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And the Bman's settings we'll be using (this does contain some spoilers if you haven't played the game)
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And last but not least, a few game differences, for the X-Com vets in the crowd:
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Phoenix-D on
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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I've never played x-com but I still want to see myself get killed by aliens really badly.

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  • Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    This sounds like it could be amazingly entertaining.

    Count me in, make me whatever is useful. I've only played Xcom a little.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Uh, Zen Vulgarity wants in with the Stun Rod and the Energy Shield, or something.

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  • JesuitsJesuits Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I call dibs on the flamethrower!

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  • TheOne(AndOnly)TheOne(AndOnly) Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Put me in as Lampley, and I want to be a grenadier.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Snipers are always the heroes of my X-com teams so.

    Sniper, all the way.

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  • Typhus733Typhus733 Yip! Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh please let me stab things with buckshot (shotgun please)

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  • ZoneZone Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Totally in on this can you sign me up for the bazooka please:)

    Thanks a bunch

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I want to blow shit up plz

    I love these things. It's like watching a horror movie--you never know who's going to bite it next

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  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I want to be a stupid expendable rifleman

    Also, I like how the environments and such are updated, but the Floater in the pic looks like a cleaner version of the original sprite. Will we get the opportunity to crap ourselves at high-res Chrysallids?

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  • VelmeranVelmeran Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I too wish to be a rifleman!

    Grenades are a riflemans best friends too!

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  • WheezerWheezer Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I'm in, and I'll take a rifle and a granade or two.
    Or actually anything you consider the basic load for your grunts.

    Is this the mod where classic X-COM aliens are brought to the game, so you'll be facing Chryssalids and friends?

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I wanna be the (Heavy) guy!

    Hmmm.... no autocannon? Ok then, Medic/Scout.

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Typhus733 wrote: »
    Oh please let me stab things with buckshot (shotgun please)
    Yes, put me in for some 8-guage fury to.

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  • CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Pistols are good weapons, right?

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  • KapsLockedKapsLocked Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Sounds like fun.

    Make me a Crazy Ivan. (All types of grenades... with a pistol as backup)

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'll play as a Medic

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  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    I'll play as a Medic

    See now, this guy just guaranteed he lasts to two missions.

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  • Rogueknight-Rogueknight- Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'll call Skyranger/Interceptor Pilot - Or if that is unavailable I will be Ammo Mule carrying grenades and extra clips/equipment for everyone

    Or I could do both. I'll wait on the craft until one of two things happen

    1) You run out of ammo, at which point i'll happily come running. (Or i'll throw unprimed grenades and clips at you from the ramp, depending how dangerous it is outside :))

    or more likely

    2) You all start running and screaming like little girls, at which point I fire up the Skyranger and save the CAF some money!

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  • kedinikkedinik closing the b files Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Count me in. Give me a shotgun, here's hoping for many heroic room-clearings before my inevitable, repeated demise.

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  • wabbitehwabbiteh Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I have never played an X-Com game. However, I would like to giggle at my own death.

    So give me any role that's available.

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  • BehemothBehemoth Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This sounds interesting. Count me in!

    I'll be a shotgunner.

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  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Worth a shot. Hand me over one of those Rifles.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd like to get in as a rifleman too.

    Or if dual wielding pistols is possible, that.

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  • CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Klyka wrote: »
    I'd like to get in as a rifleman too.

    Or if dual wielding pistols is possible, that.

    Sir, a true man shoots with one pistol, firing arm fully extended, other arm neatly folded behind the back. If we are to fight, let us at least fight like gentlemen.

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The scientific and medical arts call out to me... I will bravely enlist in those capacities.

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  • DomhnallDomhnall Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hudda hudda hudda! Flamethrower, please!

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  • YerMumYerMum Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Sign me up, rocket launcher please!

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  • FishFish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I want in, hand me a shotgun please!

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Klyka wrote: »
    I'd like to get in as a rifleman too.

    Or if dual wielding pistols is possible, that.

    Sir, a true man shoots with one pistol, firing arm fully extended, other arm neatly folded behind the back. If we are to fight, let us at least fight like gentlemen.

    Sir,I come from a world round as a ring where the firing of two pistols both held firmly in one's grasp has been invented. A superior method for a brighter future, compared to your old fashioned traditionalism.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Sign me up as grenade, for there is better way to kill than flying shrapnel.

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  • CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Klyka wrote: »
    Klyka wrote: »
    I'd like to get in as a rifleman too.

    Or if dual wielding pistols is possible, that.

    Sir, a true man shoots with one pistol, firing arm fully extended, other arm neatly folded behind the back. If we are to fight, let us at least fight like gentlemen.

    Sir,I come from a world round as a ring where the firing of two pistols both held firmly in one's grasp has been invented. A superior method for a brighter future, compared to your old fashioned traditionalism.

    Then it shall be decided upon the field of battle. Your modern foolery shall pale in comparison to the noble ways you call old fashioned. I shall see to it personally.
    Spoiler:

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  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I will gladly be a sniper rifleman. I like to take the "safe" way out, and not be involved in these messy and barbaric grenade fights. Also, bonus to me for shooting civilians... accidentally!

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  • CindersCinders Sex is a nonattest service. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Sign me up. I'll take a rocket launcher.

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  • RabidrabbitRabidrabbit Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Uh! This sounds like fun. Can a newbie to the forums sign up?

    If I can join I want a shotgun :D

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    SkutSkut demands a pistol char. Same name as forum of course :P

    Was gonna say shotgun but like, 8 people have said that. :lol:

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  • edited September 2008
    bongi want to play :<

    i want just a normal rifle

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Sign me up as a take-no-prisoners, pistol and grenades maverick with a devil may care attitude and more than likely a terribly short life-expectancy.

    So most likely playing the role of scout.

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Not quite an X-COM clone. I got bored with it when everything was just an stat upgrade of the old stuff and there was a lot more limitations in logic (even with BMan's mod). Lacked the feeling of the original in every sense.

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    Let 'em eat fucking pineapples!
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  • InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Inzigna signing up as a rifleman.

    Pew pew.

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