I have a love/hate relantionship with that game; I love its replay value, strong learning curve, great difficulty and complexity, but I hate the AI, the odds-based combat and the realization that you spend a significant amount of time just waiting between turns or fighting against the interface.
So, that said, it's not one of my favorite games, but it's definitely the one that had the most impact in my life: thanks to it I learned to be much more analytical and organized, and that improved my gameplay a lot in games in general. Now I think before I act instead of just doing something, and I try to be efficient.
It goes both ways, though; now I can't get into games with simplistic gameplay because there's not much to analyze, and I can't enjoy games if I'm not efficient; I always get pissed when I lose a soldier in the X-Com remake because I always try to archieve the "perfect run". But oh well, I prefer it that way.
*Maybe* the game also helped me to be more organized in real life, but I think that's stretching it.
Edited by AFS, 16 September 2013 - 07:22 AM.