Tag Archives: Armour

X-Com Diary – My Spandex Will Protect Me

Through some quirk of the game engine, February always seems to be a quiet month in X-Com, for me anyway. Many of the detected UFOs appear at sea before either escaping my patrols or getting shot down directly into the ocean, meaning they are un-salvageable. This isn’t all a bad thing however.  Having free time on my hands lets me advance the game clock more quickly, letting me whiz through my research and I quickly develop Personal Armour. Personal Armour is the first available protection for your troops, and although it pales in comparison to the later armours, it’s still…

X-Com Diary – First Contact

This is the second ‘guide heavy’ part of this X-Com diary. Last week I taught you how to use the world map and set up my base, this time I’m going to teach you how to take the fight to the alien scum. Though I’ll be explaining some of the more complex aspects of the game later, hopefully once you’ve read these two entries you should know everything you need to play X-Com yourself. When I left you last week we’d just spotted a UFO and were preparing to intercept it, but how do we do that? Well you might…