We've read that Xenonauts will not be going into the same sort of UFOlogical territory as X-Com, preferring to chart it's own course. Well, as far as it's able to as pretty much everything that was X-Com was rooted in UFOlogy.
Yet, something was bothering me about the Alien Invaders...
Here we have our crashed Alien ship in Xenonauts, burned into our retinas from too many late night missions. Note the wings taper off behind the main section of the craft.
Now, if you were to thicken those wings and rotate them round towards the front of the craft, just a smidge, you'd get a more bullet-like version of this craft here...
Now, the thing about those 2 are they are updated images of another craft sighting...way back in 1947. Although not the first UFO sighting, many certainly feel that Kenneth Arnold's sighting in 1947 near the Cascade Mountains pretty much launched Flying Saucers in the public mind.
Pictures completed for Arnold's sightings are below. But really you want to be thinking of how he described it...xenocraft4.jpghalf-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear
remember:Now, questions:-half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear
- Just when did the Men In Black get to Chris?
- Is the Strategic Planetary Defence Simulator there to prepare us?
- Will Chris' mind implants affect the project?
- Does Chris find being a brain in a jar, in the Sebilian base, affect his social life?
- When will the real invasion start?
- Will my tin foil hat help?
Ironically, the game that tries to steer it's own path is pretty close to the original sighting.