JonathanStrange wrote:My real wish is that the AI gives the illusion that the aliens (both strategically/tactically) are trying to achieve something. Usually one gets no impression that they're there for any purpose but to be vaporized. Someday we'll get. Missions where the aliens are attacking to capture this or destroy that, even base defence raids are only shadows of what I mean.
Actually that's one of the things I liked about X-Com was the aliens were actually conducting missions with varying effects... infiltration missions, base construction, base support, scouting, terror, resource harvesting, etc.