The XCOM games are known for their challenging tactics, roster management and bullshit shooting percentages, so it’s surprising (or really, not surprising at all) to see 2K license out a new mobile game that has absolutely none of those traits.
XCOM Legends, developed by Iridium Starfish, has been “soft launched” in certain territories around the world on Android phones, meaning the game was just kinda released quietly without any kind of grand fanfare or big announcements, at least until it gets a wider release in more places.
This isn’t a turn-based tactical shooter. There aren’t maps to explore. There’s no flanking, no base management, and everybody looks like they’re new Overwatch characters.
Instead, XCOM Legends has you rushing automatically from staged encounter to staged encounter, using loads of abilities that have cooldowns and earning all kinds of different in-game currency that can be spent on