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  • Summary: In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power. Enter a young adventurer and his unlikely female ally traveling in an old, battered ship with a glorious past - two people alone against the galaxy, playing a key part in the events to come. The fate of the universe rests in the hands of the player... Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 24 out of 24
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    47
    To top off a growing tower of gripes, navigation around space in Rebirth is an astounding hassle.
  2. Dec 2, 2013
    43
    No matter what happens with stability and bug-fixing patches, its poor controls, awful interface, and dull pacing ensure that X Rebirth will remain unpleasant for all but the most forgiving, die-hard space jockeys.
  3. 40
    X: Rebirth will get better over time, and anyone who’s open-minded enough to look past the ‘X’ branding and see the ‘game’, may even find many hours of entertainment.
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    30
    You can (barely) fathom some good ideas about offering the players more accessibility in a saga that surely needed some, but they soon get lost in the utter and complete mess of unfinished mechanics and bugs that, sadly, is X Rebirth.
  5. Dec 11, 2013
    30
    Long story short: In its current state, X Rebirth is just a sad affair.
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    28
    Patches may stop the glitches, but I think this space sim is far beyond repair.
  7. Nov 25, 2013
    16
    Somewhere in this mess is an X as you know and like it: Smaller, but prettier and with a solid foundation. But with problems like game-stopping bugs and bad design decisions all the ambition goes down the drain.

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  1. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    Just play 3-5 hours before posting a comment Some people here don't realy understand that X-rebirth is a HUUUGE game with a HUUUGE tutorial and need time to be domesticated. I put 10 to increase the general rate. Objectively for now 8... But 9 or 10 once bug ll be fixed! Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2013
    8
    Up to this point and +30 hours of play, I have enjoyed this game. The atmosphere and space world graphics are very impressive. The highways are very well thought out, removing the need for SETA which actually was a good decision. I really enjoyed discovering new sectors than any other game of the X series.

    The fighting mechanics have improved maybe a bit too easy, but its hard to balance such a complex game with little player feedback.

    Disappointed that the game is still far to buggy and still crashes, though frame rates are very good for quad core cpu 2.8.ghz. I am sure knowing what the developers did with previous releases this will be a great game.
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  3. Nov 16, 2013
    4
    The game is just lacking compared to the older ones. Theres also a lot of bugs, some gamebreaking (e.g. unable to progress with missions). The FPS content just seems pointless and cheaply done (theres about 3-4 different areas and character types that are re-used everywhere) theres only 1 flyable ship, the map makes no sense and the UI is awful, capships sometimes clip right through stations instead of flying around, You don't seem to have much control over your fleet of NPC ships.

    If you want a good X game buy of of the previous ones. Even if this one gets fixed it's not great.
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  4. Mar 30, 2014
    2
    It has elements that showed potential but falls short, the game might entertain you for a little bit but it's not worth getting and the game has a major problem with the graphics, it take time for your surroundings to appear and sometimes even longer for the characters, so my advise is to save your money for a better game. Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2013
    1
    You know I have been looking forward to this release for some time and now I can't make my self play it anymore. I have been playing the X series for many years even before I started my steam account But this X Rebirth was so bad that I don't think it can even be patched up or fixed with DLC's it should be scraped and never let out again or rework the whole game. guess I'll go back to X3AP Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2014
    0
    Deceitful sales tactics, fascist forum moderation & a truly horrible game which is still in alpha, even 6 months after its supposedly "finished" release. DO NOT BUY!!! Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2013
    0
    I felt compelled to create and account just to warn people.

    This game is complete and utter trash.

    For starters, it won't work. If you
    like trying a game because you have some desire to play every game that has ever come out, wait a few months before trying to play this. You won't be able to play it yet. It's too buggy, very laggy, crashes a lot, and many of the missions have issues.

    But okay, let's pretend it works, once you make your way through a menu that feels more like a console port than any ACTUAL console port I've seen, you get in to the game....which looks like crap. The looks OKAY but many effects are cheesy and the atmosphere constantly has stars flying by right next to you because apparently crawing in space at 20mph causes stars to be pulled near your ship and stretched out thin like noodles. It's like the star wars warp effect, only the stars are next to your ship, and instead of warping, you're going slower than a PT cruiser.

    That is the prettiest part of the game. Then you get to the back of the ship, which looks like it, and the character models, were taken right out of a sightly, and I mean slightly, higher resolution of half life 1.

    If you still are hoping for gameplay...Well you're SOL. All aspects currently are too buggy to fully play out, but all if it is dull, despite stripping away depth to add "immersion" and "action". The immersion is apparently taking 5 minutes of going straight to get to anywhere you need to go, and being in a while you're in a neck brace because you can't look around at ALL. Avoid this at all costs. Maybe get it on a steam sale for $5 this winter once it's actually playable, but you still won't actually be having fun.
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