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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 635
  1. Mar 5, 2015
    10
    I pre ordered this game and it was disappointing when it had a lot of glitches. The X series has been my favorite since X-Beyond. I knew theI pre ordered this game and it was disappointing when it had a lot of glitches. The X series has been my favorite since X-Beyond. I knew the old games backwards and the new one was alien. I have since grown to love the game. The developers have been patching / fixing / improving the whole time and it's now a great game.
    Looking forward to the next installation.
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  2. Nov 16, 2013
    8
    Although it does have some bugs and general issues to work out, the game is beautiful and shows a vast and endless amount of possibilitiesAlthough it does have some bugs and general issues to work out, the game is beautiful and shows a vast and endless amount of possibilities with a bit of modding like all X games.

    It's not perfect, but no game ever is despite what people claim. Personally, I like how they did things and i believe that this game has potential with a few months of bug fixing.
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  3. Nov 19, 2013
    5
    This is my review I did of X Rebirth on my review site, http://tiger-gaming.org

    There has been a lot of hype surrounding the release of
    This is my review I did of X Rebirth on my review site, http://tiger-gaming.org

    There has been a lot of hype surrounding the release of this game, and Egosoft has put a lot of time into creating such a game. After all, with the huge success of X3 and the X series in general there is a lot to live up to. However, no one can argue that the X games are complicated beasts. Advanced fleet management, combat, trading networks etc. Egosoft needed to “re think” and re design the game in a way to not lose the complexity, but to simplify the learning curve to allow more people to become fans of this very deep, and complicated world they created. Well, this has back fired! Is that a terrible thing, I don’t think so. The complexity is still there. It is just hidden behind somewhat inefficient menus, and interfaces. But don’t think for a second this is the end, far from it.

    X-Rebirth is a game that Egosoft has been working on for the past 7 years, and the amount of time and effort put into this game shows. Sure, the models for some NPCs aren't the best, and the dialogue can be a little cheesy, but the real impressive feat is the dynamic living Universe they made. You are just simply a squirrel trying to get a nut in this huge Universe. Of course, that doesn't mean you can’t make a name for yourself, quite the opposite… You are free to do anything at all. You can be a space pirate and pillage any space craft you see, you can be a large scale trade tycoon making Millions, or be the best military combat pilot there is! It’s all up to you, and X Rebirth will let you do it all, at least that is what the plan was.

    The game so far for many people has been a let down. There are problems with random crashing, performance issues, bad dialogue, and poor voice acting just to name a few. I was really excited for this game, and wanted to build up a huge trading empire, and eventually build my own space stations. I haven't been successful so far either due to crashing, being stuck in the campaign, or just plain frustration.

    But, for all that is bad and disappointing about this game, there is a silver lining. Egosoft is very dedicated to the fans, and surprisingly they have been very supportive with the community and expressed sincere apologies for the issues players are having. I applaud them for doing that. Also, they have been busy working around the clock investigating the issues with X Rebirth and are truly listening to the feedback from the game community.

    There is great potential for this game. After having problems with the campaign mode I decided to give the "Free Play" mode a try. And, in this mode it worked quite well. Exploring the Universe that Egosoft created can be breath taking. It is quite large and very well done. You'll find space stations, merchant ships, mining vessels and more just out there, doing their thing. It's all fully controlled by AI.

    Another aspect of the game that does work well is Combat. I had some fun while going after raiders. I am terrible at combat in these kinds of games, but I still had some fun. It's especially nice to blow a ship up that is just getting on your nerves. And after gaining some credits currency you can upgrade your ship, and that makes flying and combat even better.

    As for my recommendation for this game, it's a tough one. Sure, X Rebirth is not without problems, and I am sure you can read about many peoples experiences on the forums and community, but I like to believe there is still hope for X, and so far the developers have shown me that this is true. If you are an X fan then I say buy the game for sure. You know best that the X games have their share of problems on release, but they also have excellent developers and the games become truly great products. If you are new to the X Universe, you may want to wait for a major patch update, or a sale. But I still would suggest that you don't write this game off as a failure.
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  4. Nov 20, 2013
    2
    The game is very dumbed down the other X games where complex and not everyone's cup of tea, but this one is overly simplified and riddledThe game is very dumbed down the other X games where complex and not everyone's cup of tea, but this one is overly simplified and riddled with many bugs or features which are simply not working.
    There are only 4 weapons in the game, even privateer had more XD

    Only good thing I can say is that the graphics in space look good.
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  5. Dec 7, 2013
    1
    I'd like to stress that I've been a HUGE fan of the X-franchise ever since X: beyond the frontier. I was aware that this game would not be aI'd like to stress that I've been a HUGE fan of the X-franchise ever since X: beyond the frontier. I was aware that this game would not be a "X4" but an entirely new look on the X franchise. Purpose was to make new gamers enjoy and get comfortable with the franchise and it's economys extreme complexity. A goal I thouroghly embraced.

    That being said this is perhaps the worst spacesimulation of all times.. I can't recall a game that failed to deliver in this way. It's controls are bad to put it mildly.. When u're in the of the only ship u can fly u're pretty much locked in u'r seat with few to no options in regards to view, weaponry or other standardised informations ie. a radar. The fact u can only fly one ship makes the somewhat strange as u'd think they'd atleast make it a good one they haven't.. The fact that i lacks all the basics for a functionally makes u wonder what on earth they spend 7 years on.. Wasn't the complex economy that's for sure.. The economy is non-existent, ships fly with little purpose other than the graphical.. If that wasn't bad enough the only ship u can fly is a ugly bucket, which I didn't think was such a problem as they promised a lot of flexibility in the ships modules they failed to deliver though.. The game promised to make things less complex hardly achieved.. It promised a more gripping storyline hardly as all stations look the same and dialogue options is limited to nonexistent.. What it has done is take a franchise and put it's entire future in the twilight of a nebula.. I for one will not recommend this game to anyone, and I hope the developers in Egosoft are ashamed for releasing such an unfinished game.. Amazing after 7 years abscense..
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  6. Mar 16, 2014
    0
    Вам продают новую машину без мотора, какая будет у вас реакция заплатив за нее 100% и что за новая мода продавать не готовую игру (альфу) поВам продают новую машину без мотора, какая будет у вас реакция заплатив за нее 100% и что за новая мода продавать не готовую игру (альфу) по стоимости целой? Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2013
    0
    in my honest opinion from playing this game and backed by finds within the game code I believe this is a failed console project of which thein my honest opinion from playing this game and backed by finds within the game code I believe this is a failed console project of which the remnants were hastily patched together and sold to the unsuspecting PC crowd to cut the losses. in my eyes, a scam like this isn't even worth a proper review. Expand

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