XCOM meets SWAT: Chimera Squad’s radical tweaks make for a refreshing spinoff
If XCOM and SWAT had a baby, XCOM: Chimera Squad would be it. This refreshing spinoff looks like XCOM, sounds like XCOM, and even largely feels like XCOM. But it also feels tremendously different at the same time, thanks to a much tighter focus and experimentation with some of the seriesâ€™ fundamental design tenets. As a longtime series fan with hundreds of hours invested in various XCOM campaignsâ€”the modâ€™s called Long War for a reason, friendsâ€”Iâ€™m really grooving on this remixed take.