I can't get the demo to run on my laptop (Windows 7) so I guess I won't be buying this game. I so wanted to.
I loved the original X-Com game. I learned to never name game characters after my friends, those guys always seemed to die right away. I remember playing the first one and on my first mission a grey, from out of range of my lights, took out my whole party.
I can't get it to run on Windows 7 either, and it doesn't say why, it just aborts without an obvious error. Compatibility modes didn't help either, so perhaps I don't have a compatible graphics adapter or something.