Tag Archives: Previous Games

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…

Stalker: Call of Pripyat

August 3rd 2012. Day 1. Name: Maj. A. Degtyarov, USS. Designation: Undercover stalker. Location: Zaton. Mission: Locate and examine helicopter crash sites. Equipment: Minimal, old. Visibility: Poor. Wildlife: Loud and howly. Pants: Filling. This is pretty much all I knew as the game began and I emerged from an unremarkable corner of Zaton, Call of Pripyat’s first area. Mouldering freight barges lay ahead on the marshy floor of a dried up soviet era shipping port; through the twilight I could see a couple of men in the distance and I was certain some shiny white eyes were glaring at me…