The player takes control of a squad of 11 characters – both humans and aliens – that make up the Chimera squad. Each character has a set of unique abilities that replace the classes from the previous games in the franchise. The game is divided into turn-based tactical battles and the management of the squad’s non-combat activities. These activities form the strategic layer of the game and allow players to change or upgrade their squad members’ equipment and send them out for investigations. The strategic layer also shows the level of unrest in each area of the city, when it goes out of control, the city is engulfed in unrest.
When the player starts a combat mission, he chooses which characters will participate in it. Each mission can have multiple combat segments. Continue reading