Whatever stage of grief "acceptance" is, that's where I'm at regarding the new XCOM game. So it's with acceptance that I can appreciate the good things in these new screenshots of the game.

Like the alien design. So many games like to throw monsters at you, things with fangs and arms and legs, that it's often easy to forget the most terrifying things on earth can be those most alien. And abstract shapes are about as alien as it gets.

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