- XCOM: Enemy Unknown — Demo impressions
- Who wants a walk-on role in my XCOM: Enemy Unknown squad?
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 1: Baby Steps
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 2: Winning battles, whither the war?
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 3: Terror and Triumph
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 4: The Turning of the Tide
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 5: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 6: SHIVs, Stopgaps and Archangels
- Let’s Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Part 7 (FINAL): Avenger
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown – The Verdict
- XCOM2 first impressions: Good luck, Commander. You’ll need it!
- Thoughts on XCOM 2
Calling all readers, aspiring alien-hunters, and Guile-haired jumpsuit-wearers! With XCOM: Enemy Unknown‘s release just a month and a half away, Earth needs a few* brave** men and women. As in the original X-Com, players will be able to rename their soldiers at will, and for the XCOM game diary I’m planning, I’d love to name my troopers after you guys. Though I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and incoming plasma, it’ll be exciting while it lasts! Who’s with me?! Do you want to live forever?!
Ahem. If you’re interested, leave a comment below and I’ll add your name to the bottom of this post. Once the game is out, I’ll probably either create a new post with all the custom-named soldiers and their current status, or just expand on this post. So check back in a couple months’ time!
* at least
** or “foolhardy”
The roll call thus far
“Josh” (wants to be first into battle)
“Talorc” (who wants a rocket launcher)
“Veloxi” (wants a sniper rifle)
“Hikaru Usada” (wants… to be last out of the dropship)
“Riztro” (great psi bait)
“Farnsworth” (wants to hang back and lob the odd grenade)
26 thoughts on “Who wants a walk-on role in my XCOM: Enemy Unknown squad?”
pick me! pick me!
All right, into the dropship you go!
No pick me!
Can I have a rocket launcher?
One rocket launcher coming right up, soldier!
I forget if the game has a sniper rifle, but if so, I want one.
And they call me…Veloxi…
It does indeed! Snipers are one of the four starting classes.
Signing you up!
I wanna be last out of the dropship. xD
And you shall be. ;)
My mind is about as sturdy as a sponge full of jam.
What I’m saying here is that I would make for good psi bait.
Signed you up! XCOM needs its psi fodder, too!
(purple haired) infantry reporting!
And you’re in!
Let me lead the men out. First one out, first to be shot. That’s the way I roll.
Also, I was playing XCom on my laptop while away and I found myself wondering why my fodder guys were living, and the much better rifle guys I had were falling down in crumpled little heaps on the ground. It was, and is, a crazy game.
Let’s hear it for XCOM’s bravest scout!
That sounds like typical XCOM Murphy’s Law. I’ve never forgotten the time one of my best snipers — in full power armour — was shot dead while standing in the back of a crowded Skyranger. x.x (Someone standing close to the ramp fired at an alien; the alien fired back.)
Aye, I know that feeling too.
Would you please add me as well? I think I might make a fine soldier, though I should probably mention that I have Chryssalidphobia (then again, who doesn’t?).
With pleasure! Though I can’t guarantee safety from Chrysalids…
They unsettled me just as badly in the original, by the way! I always dreaded Snakeman terror missions and bases, though I played carefully enough that I don’t think I ever had a soldier zombified.
Chryssalids are pure nightmare fuel. My first encounter with them in XCOM was unforgettable, in a nightmarish kind of way. I think I lost half my squad to a couple of them… or worse.
Yikes! Yeah, I think your experience seems to have been more common than mine…
Add me ! …I’d probably be best in base, in the lab. But sod it ! Humanity needs saving ! So I will help the delivery crew, and direct the action from behind. I might be tempted to chuck in a package or two (greandes) when needed, though.
Done! XCOM needs its support troopers, too!
I’d be interested too! A computer/research geek at heart, but a nice solid assault rifle is always a good choice.
Welcome onboard! I’ve added you to the list!