However, the game is so huge in scope, with so many different mechanics, that we thought it would be prudent to show you them, and explain how some of them worked, in a couple of videos.
This particular footage is taken from a non-final Windows PC preview build, and we’re using a wired Xbox 360 controller, for simplicity sake. Other than that, all you need to know is that these videos comes with a warning; there are no spoilers whatsoever, but you will immediately end up pre-ordering the game after seeing this footage. Enjoy!
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is due to be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in North America on October 9, with the European release following shortly after on October 12.