PROS:>better combat than XCOM>cool boss fights>decent mission design>good graphics>more complex skilltrees than XCOM
CONS:>linear and story-driven with premade characters and fixed story missions>the story itself is crap>no strategy layer>non-story missions are very repetitive>regular enemy types all look the same>worse (visual) character customization than XCOM
Overall a pretty good game. In the long run it's less fun than XCOM due to the restricted game structure, but it's still an improvement on the XCOM formula where it really counts, i.e. the actual fighting. Definitely worth a playthrough if you like these kind of games.