I liked it very much, I never played xcom though
Lol, sums up my early Xcom experiences... more please :D
Haha, a good show of how to do everything wrong! Don't know about the game in particular, or squaddies, but it was an entertaining watch nevertheless. Nicely animated!
Tnx cd! Glad you liked it. The game itself has been one of my personal favorites. Definately worth a try, if your into strategygames and such.
I loved the quote at the start; that was a nice touch. I like how you showed the reticule when the character moved, and that you managed to make the alien seem so non-threatening. I wish you had the 4th class represented though; I'd love to see all of them damn squaddies in action!
Thank you for noticing those details. Haha I've also been messing a lot with the idea of adding the support class at first, but I was afraid it would get a bit repetitive in the 'missing the alien' part, that after the third strike and miss I think people be like 'yeah, ok, they all miss or fuck up, we get it'. The original idea of adding a support was having him throw a smokebomb that would miss, and bounce back from a tree on his head, knocking him in a 'panick' state where he would just cuddle up sucking on his thumb...
Excellent short. Avengedjoker mentioned the camera, but I think it's fine. Does a lot in the way of making fun of the cinematic camera during sprints and such. Other than that, I agree that the voices need a litte work. I definitely sympathize, as I've lost many a squaddie due to them not knowing what sights are. Or what aiming is. Or what guns are, for that matter.
Pfiew! Thanks for the kind words absoluteDETH, glad you saw what I was going for. And yeah, squaddies suck assbombs ;)