So the other night I started up a new game of XCOM:Enemy Within because I had an XCOM itch. First mission was a farm with a barn at night, my favorite from the original in 1993.
Any way my wife comes in, looks for a bit, and then goes "So is this like chess?". And I think for a beat and then reply: "Yes, actually its exactly like chess!".
Which made me realize that if XCOM is like chess, then XCOM2 is like speed chess. Now I'm a chess player, I was ranked a long time ago and everything. I've played speed chess, mostly at parks against old black guys in DC. I like regular chess better, but I also like speed chess. Its a different game almost, you have to be in the mood for it. It also typically kicks my ass.
Keeping this in mind I resumed my XCOM2 game and dropped the difficulty a notch so I could relax and enjoy. And I'm having a great time finally. There is room in this old Squaddie's heart for Speed XCOM, finally.