The game is a real mixed bag of action and strategy that, while not quite recreating the magic of X-COM, gives a pretty good showing of itself. Is it a true next generation of the genre? Probably not. It avoids a lot of the issues associated with the Aftermath games, but such improvements come at a price – that price being not an awful lot of variety. Additionally, to get the most out of the game, you have to be prepared to put up some pretty deep levels of micro management that need a big pay off to make it all worthwhile. This pay off isnít quite delivered, although the game does hint that there is more to come in a sequel, and thereís sure to be one as developers move closer to nailing exactly what made X-COM such a genre legend.