I played the beta, then forgot about it when I changed my gaming rig and had to re-install my library. I just found out the final release is out now and I am re installing.
The beta was a bit rough around the edges (crashes, very random mission difficulty, tghe possibility to loose a mission with all of your guys going crazy before you did a single move), apart from that, it looked and played like an updated X-Com (the original). The graphics aren't anywhere close to looking good, but they do the job. The beta was set up to be a great hardcore strategy game, I hope it delivers.