On one hand the article is a whole bunch of aimless rambling that manages to identify the problem with its own arguments half-way through it and then somehow ignore it seconds later.

On the other hand it also name-drops Silent Storm and Jagged Alliance 2 and I always have a soft spot with people who know their shit about tactical games.

That aside, I think the Overwatch system in XCOM 2 was mostly fine as it was, and by the way the argument “Shoot when the enemy is in a better position” is completely bogus for that game: any shot made with enemies out of cover is pretty much the same regardless of positioning and ALL overwatch shots are considered “out of cover”.


It also seems weird to use this as an argument about BG3 , given that this game could only wish to have a “ready action” system comparable to Fireaxis’ overwatch.

Last edited by Tuco; 06/08/21 04:36 AM.