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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,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. Dec 4, 2013
    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 tutorialJust 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 28, 2013
    8
    Looking past the unfinished game there are a lot of positives from it at its core, at its current state you cant ignore the many brokenLooking past the unfinished game there are a lot of positives from it at its core, at its current state you cant ignore the many broken scripts and the UI is interesting to say the least. If your a X fan try and ignore the pessimists with all the refund and 0 scrores as these kids never played the previous ones at release point either. Patches are coming quickly from egosoft and the Modding community as allays with the X series are second to none and have improved and fixed lots of issues. My opinion this will like all the Xs before will turn into a great game. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2013
    4
    I thought the game would be more polished on launch for the amount of media hype associated with the game.

    1) Poor FPS and resource
    I thought the game would be more polished on launch for the amount of media hype associated with the game.

    1) Poor FPS and resource optimization compared to other more recent titles (albeit there appears to be more objects in view at any given time than most games)

    2) UI is simple, but simply tedious.
    3) Voice acting and dialogue is an embarrassment. Dialogue often seems more like filler between the rare occasions when what the NPC's have to say actually matters. Ironically, my co-pilot telling the computer to shut-up is more grating than the ships computer speaking in the first place, a failed attempt at self-deprecating humor on the part of Egosoft, who seem to be acknowledging the short comings of past title's dialogue.

    4) Game systems like trading may be simpler in theory, but turns out to be more cumbersome in practice. This is probably exasperated by the "NPC" menu system which isn't any less confusing than previous title's menu systems, andisn't made any easier by the built in short-cuts and nested menu's.

    5) No targeting keyboard controls? Really? (I was really surprised by this one) Target foe, target friend, squad-mates, etc? Seems basic for a space sim.
    6) Game crashes. This, believe it or not is less of an issue for me, since it is purely a technical issue to overcome, rather than an issue of misaligned vision or foresight.

    I have more concerns, but those are my primary issues.

    Why did I give it a 4 instead of lower score? Because I believe in the heart of the game, which at its core, captures the imagination of those who want a living, breathing world, where your imagination is the limitation of your game experience. Perhaps as some of these issues get addressed, I would give X Rebirth a higher score.

    I really like this series, I am hoping future patches and improvements improve the game play. I think Egosoft fell victim to the whining of the casual player who's needs and interests are very different than those willing to dig into the nitty-gritty details of a simulation. Unfortunately there are more of the former than the latter...
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  4. Jan 25, 2014
    2
    Not a way to treat a hardcore open-universe space series. And not a good action either. If you're into serious space exploring sim - betterNot a way to treat a hardcore open-universe space series. And not a good action either. If you're into serious space exploring sim - better try previous titles from X-series, this game is practically born dead. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2013
    1
    This game is fun when it works, but the constant need to find a work around after each crash or game stopping bug is too much for me. I giveThis game is fun when it works, but the constant need to find a work around after each crash or game stopping bug is too much for me. I give up on this game offering any enjoyment in the near future.
    This game does not deserve a score based on what it could be, fact is without looking for work around you cannot finish it.
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  6. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    well, i can't say anything positive about that awful piece of packed up bits...
    i always trusted egosoft and played their X series 2-3 years
    well, i can't say anything positive about that awful piece of packed up bits...
    i always trusted egosoft and played their X series 2-3 years ingame time but that one isn't a X-game at all, no real freedom, all station-parts are exactly the same in every station
    the npc's and interactions are dumb, boring and emotionless
    if i wouldn't know that it is from egosoft i would've bet that it's the result of an unknown russian gameforge that hasn't made any other game before -.-"
    it's a shame that there is no way to get back the 50 bucks i spend on this...
    in my opinion egsosoft should pay back twice the amount players payed for that scam
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  7. Nov 16, 2013
    0
    I hate this game, very very bad performance, bad ui and a lot of bugs. This is really a Epic-Fail. Oh I hate the company now Don't buy thisI hate this game, very very bad performance, bad ui and a lot of bugs. This is really a Epic-Fail. Oh I hate the company now Don't buy this Game, it's only a bad joke! Expand

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