It was in May 2007 that this game was released in the name “UFO: Extraterrestrials”.
I don’t know whether UFOs really exist or not, but I don’t understand why they make such games. They try to run something on UFOs and aliens, and expect them to be super hits. It is not fair at all to expect from gamers to make them a big hit without providing what they want.
I don’t know that playing UFO games can be so horrible experience. I agree that they have good tactical and strategic elements in them. But you could have added upon little technology and graphics in it. These days you can find implementing good technology even in mobile games.
The first game of the series was released in 1993 in the name of XCOM series. Since then the game planning and plots have not improved significantly. You have to work a little on the change of gamers view or else you will end up in bad reviews.