So, I finally beat XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. This is the new expansion version of the game. I got it for PS4 and there's a lot here to justify the price, IMO.
However, this game is totally broken for the PS4. Freezes happen often, game play comes to crawl often as well. The camera can be a pain, too, but that doesn't happen a lot.
I initially did an Ironman run, which means once your troops die, they die for good. It's intense playing on Ironman, but it's also a lot of fun. Here's the thing: About 25 hours in, the game froze and when I reloaded my save was corrupted. In Ironman, you cannot save scum, as you get one save only.
This meant I had to start over. I made a rant/vent on XCOM over at Reddit and members told me I was a cry baby and "that's XCOM," which is kinda funny, but also infuriating after losing 25 hours of play.
But starting over isn't that bad. During my second run, I was now familiar with the game mechanics and could optimize early game building, strategy, priorities, etc. I did not enable Ironman on my second run; no way I was risking another 25 hours. What really sucks about this game is the vast majority of the time, if you restart, it's not because of a bonehead move you made, but because of a glitch from the game.
Add in the factor that loads take 5 - 8 minutes (!) and it gets really frustrating.
It's crazy, though, that despite these game-breaking bugs, the game is still a lot of fun.
There is nothing with this much granularity in terms of strategy. You have to build structures, research weapons, spend money on gear, raid alien bases -- every one of these decisions comes with PROs and CONs. More so, the biggest reason this game is so popular with people is you cannot top the satisfaction you get when you come up with a creative solution to get yourself out of a jam. It almost feels like you have all the tools to escape -- and maybe you need some luck -- but your approach is life or death for your team.
The new units that join with you are a lot of fun, too. I liked the Reapers, which are the stealthy version of units you get. These guys are awesome and can completely turn the tide of battle in your favor. The new content in War of the Chosen really shines early to mid game. As you near end game, however, XCOM 2 suddenly feels like the one that came out in 2015. The right move would have been to add a new final stage, as the new stuff you get (like ultimate weapons from Chosen) make the final stage a lot easier.
Also, this is easily one of those games where time flies so fast it's insane. All too often I'd start playing at 3pm on a Saturday and before I know it, I haven't eaten, everyone is asleep and it's 2am lol. It's that addicting.
Conclusion: Extremely buggy game for the PS4 (I'd get for X1 if it was option, or PC ideally), but it is perhaps the best strategy game ever created. Yea, that's how I feel and I love my strategy games.
Highly recommend if you really enjoyed Vanilla XCOM 2, but be prepared to get frustrated at times.