Average User Score: 3.3Nov 17, 2013I have played since release for a total of 21 hours according to Steam. So here are my impressions.
X Rebirth is a game based in the XI have played since release for a total of 21 hours according to Steam. So here are my impressions.
X Rebirth is a game based in the X universe. It is thirty five to forty years after the events of X3: Albion Prelude and a Supernova that shutdown the gates that allowed ships to travel between the stars. Egosoft has done an excellent job in creating a more cohesive and expansive universe with the sectors spanning huge areas and not just an eighty by eighty kilometer area from X3AP. The combat gets harder as the plot, also used as a tutorial, progresses with the player eventually being able to build their own stations, ships, and developing a trade empire.
Unfortunately the release of the game also showed off the darker side of things with bugs and issues that can interrupt game play. Your mileage in this regard may vary, but Egosoft has made it clear they intend to support the game for years to come and to make sure it is patched properly.
As for the interface, this can get in the way of the game. While ship controls are strong, controlling other ships you own has been lost in translation. But have no fear for modders are here. The vast majority of the game is not hard coded and so things like the AI, game assets, and more are all fair game for modding. Ship orders being one of the first things on the modders hit lists.
The game does appear to have elements that were meant for consoles. But those to will get patches to help fix what is clearly broken. Why they are there is any ones guess. But I hope that Egosoft learns and that the fans and new players alike can enjoy this game. I know I am and I played X3 Terran Conflict and Albion Prelude.… Expand