Great game in its own right
I played the original X-Com TFTD back in the 90's and have long since missed it. Bought the UFO triilogy a few years back but got bored of them before I even started the 3rd one. When I heard about this game decided to give it a shot especially for the budget price I got it for. Glad I did now as I've played through it once on normal and am now replaying it on impossible. They have taken away some of the micro management of the original but given that I no longer have endless hours a day to dedicate to video games this worked out as a good thing for me. Most missions take between 10-20 minutes so you can get through a few in a relatively short space of time. Your soldiers need to level up pretty quickly in order to stay alive as the game progresses quite quickly once you get underway. Base management is straightforward enough, just remember to link the same type of buildings together for extra points. Launching Satelittes early in the game is key to getting more money from the X-com nations. The missions themselves do get a little bit repetitive over time but I'm not bored yet on my second run through, impossible mode along with extending the length of the game make it a much longer game to complete. I enjoy turn based shooters so this is right up my street, the only negative I have about the missions is the aiming of rocket launchers and grenades is a bit awkward.
Overall I would recommend the game as although it doesn't fully capture the atmosphere of the original games it is still quite a great game in its own right.