A few things he doesn’t like include the corporations system (“doesn’t seem to make much sense”), late game performance problems, espionage system on Marathon speed (“too effective”), and no Nimoy for the new tech quotes.
Below is the breakdown by rating category:
- 9.0 - Presentation
Tons of new content that nicely complement the game’s current strategies.
- 8.0 - Graphics
The new assets are rendered well and fit the style of the game nicely. Some of the icons could be improved.
- 7.0 - Sound
- 8.5 - Gameplay
The espionage and new combat options alone are worth the price of admission. Corporations need work.
- 9.5 - Lasting Appeal
A tougher AI and more strategies options extend the life of the game considerably. Scenarios and mods are interesting diversions.
8.9 - Great
(out of 10 / not an average)