Loving the game, fantastic!
Thought i'd sign up however to suggest that I love the whole cold war concept but feel the weapons/firearms of the era are under-used.
I understand that just like X-Com you progess onto Alien Weaponry/Laser Weaponry quickly but I really think ballistic weapons should be alot more useful/practical then they were in X-Com.
My problem with X-Com is that if you know what your doing you get rid of the battle rifle very early on and replace it for the much used and loved laser rifle.
Well in my opinion thats all well and good but I think a player should have alot more options open to them in the form of standard human weaponry - perhaps have numerous different machine-guns, rifles and pistols to choose from within their inventory, this is after-all supposed to be a world-wide effort to combat the alien threat.
What im talking about/suggesting is where are the British SLR's? The Soviet AK-47's? the French FAMAS? The Austrian Army's Steyr Aug rifle?
Why is it I get stuck with the very boring M-16 US rifle?
In my opinion it'd be nice to have a variation of weapons available to the Xenonauts Operatives.
Wouldnt it be cool to gun down the Aliens with British SLR's?
Each weapon could have some custom stats each with a drawback (weight, ammo capacity, reliability ect)
It'd also be cool to add sub-machine guns to the gear of your soldiers, I know we have shotguns implemented for room clearing but how nice would it be to see the MP5 make an entrance or the Israeli Uzi?
Let us know what you think anyhow,