I don’t understand why this is a thing, but I’m an Australian and confusion is our natural mental state.
XCOM 2 is different enough that even if you didn’t like the first Firaxis entry it’s worth taking another look. This new video goes into detail on the new Overwatch and Concealment systems, which make for a much more fair-feeling and tactical kick off to the first encounter on the map.
It’s hosted by a chap named Fred Dinenage, an English television presenter and broadcaster. For some reason, this fact had the UK contingent all aflutter. My Twitter timeline was full of comments on it. Clearly, your mileage will vary depending on your homeland.