Kalah wrote:I've played for a while on marathon mode now, and while it does last a bit longer, I also had to extend the experience by delaying (selectively) the research so the game didn't progress too quickly. Right now I am ready to start the final mission. But I don't want to. I want to play more. But the missions are too few and far between. Only 3-4 per month ...
Yes, true. That is why I always try to leave 2 countries on my starting continent without satellites - the game continues to generate abduction missions, and you already have continent bonus.
Although the final mission does seem to happen too soon, I am starting to think that the last part of the game is too boring. Your soldiers are too skilled, weapon is too powerful, and council missions turn into walk in the park, when you don't even have to shoot - you kill all sectoids and thinmen with simple mindfray. 100% success chance, oneshots. In the first 3 months those same missions are the most thrilling events there are.
I think that the most interesting part of the game ends when you cover (almost) all countries with satellites. Those are tough economic choices!