Tag Archives: World Map

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…

The Abyss Stares Back – The Void

Right from the beginning the Void is a surreal experience. You begin by walking out of a an infinite ocean of blackness, where you’re greeted by perpetual ear whisperer The Nameless Sister, who ‘explains’ that you are in the Void, a realm between life and death, where colour is everything. She directs you to grow and harvest colour in order to fill your hearts, which are needed to survive. No, this doesn’t make any sense in context either. Describing your overall goal is even more difficult, you are constantly given contrasting directives by different characters. The Sisters, beautiful and often…