Ranneko Plays XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Channel Update 2017-09-01

The Ransistance has returned, ready to kick the Advent and their new allies off the earth or to die trying. At the time of writing this, I have recorded the first 7 episodes and it is remarkable just how many changes have been made. Firaxis have ensured that anyone who starts up War of the Chosen will encounter new content immediately. From a new cutscene that takes place before the previous opener, to more variations on gatecrasher, to many more changes on the strategic layer. I am having a blast playing it and probably would have recorded more were it not for a bout of illness followed by travel.

Firaxis has released a free demo that consists entirely of the photobooth, which means there is now a free tool anyone can use to create soldiers that can be imported into XCOM 2. This means I have revised the recruitment form. I have stripped out the overly long second page, if you want to be added you can either just specify a name and optionally a few other basic details. If you want a fully specified soldier, now you can create it yourself and then send me the file.

This week’s releases were:

Saturday: Syfro Saturdays – Ranneko and Syfro Play Thimbleweed Park
Sundays: Curious Ranpedition
MondayLet’s Dissect A Couple of Games of Star Realms
Tuesday and Thursday: Torment: Tides of Ranmenera
Wednesday, Friday: The Ransistance: War of the Chosen

The videos

Syfro Saturdays – Ranneko and Syfro Play Thimbleweed Park


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At long last, the will has been read. Now we need to figure out what comes next. I think it involves repairing a watch, which of course requires us to make all 4 human characters vomit.

Curious Ranpedition


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The jungle was somewhat of a disaster, lets see if we can recover with a quick trip to the arctic.

Let’s Dissect a Couple of Games of Star Realms


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The dissection finishes with a closer look at some losses, I feel a little more comfortable being able to focus on where I made mistakes rather than where my opponents did.

Torment: Tides of Ranmenera


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Being the second hub, it seems that the Bloom has sidequests for each of our companions, let’s step through them and see who we can cross off of the list.

Ransistance: War of the Chosen


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The Ransistance returns, as does everyone who previously provided me with a character which means I have a pretty good pool of people to get killed through incompetence and neglect. I hope you have been looking forward to it almost as much as I have been.

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