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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... Expand
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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. 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
    After seeing all the very low zero's in the user reviews I just wanted to write my own review to show a more realistic rating on this game.After seeing all the very low zero's in the user reviews I just wanted to write my own review to show a more realistic rating on this game. I've played for about 5 hours now and it's not a superb game, but it's also not bad I would give it a 7.5 but because of the fact it must have a 7 or an 8 and with all the extemely low ratings so far I'm going with an 8 for a bit of a balance :)

    Graphics 8/10
    In space everything is just gorgeous and full of detail and I'm not even running on the highest settings, since my pc is already a couple of years old. Inside the stations it is pretty oke but just not up to the standards set by the space enviroments. The biggest problem that ruins the submersion into the game are the animations of the characters spend some more time on them and it would help a lot.

    Controles 8/10 (For controller use)
    I have connected my xbox controller and using that the most right now. At first the response of the right stick was WAY to high but after some tweaking that was fixed. It took a little bit of getting used to the several controls in the beginning and walking around is still a little bit awkward. But all in all I have no problems with it. But I have not spend a lot of time on the mouse and keyboard yet and since a lot of problems I read on here are about the keyboard and mouse controls my score might be a big higher

    User Interface 7/10
    The user interface has indeed been streamlined and although a lot of people are complaining about the new menu I think it all just a matter of getting used to it. Of course it is different from the old games and ofcourse that means you can't find everything right away. But that was the same thing when you jumped into X3 as a new player to the series. In fact for me this is already easier than the old X3 menus where.

    Gameplay 6/10
    So far the only real pain in my butt while playing the campaign is that fact that you must search for the right entry into a space station and then have to look around for the right persion (took me a long time to find a drones sales(wo)man). I rather not spend unneccesary time looking for people inside the space station when the outside is so much more beautifull to be in.

    Conclusion
    The game has a lot of potential and is off to a great start, just spend a bit more time on the animations and looks of all the characters we have to spend time with and try to think of a faster method of finding the right person for a job and the game would already improve a lot.
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  3. Nov 22, 2013
    5
    I guess you've already read about all the bugs and design flaws. All those reports are true, but I think there is so much potential and I justI guess you've already read about all the bugs and design flaws. All those reports are true, but I think there is so much potential and I just hope, that the developers will get this game up and running soon. Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2013
    2
    I know Egosoft has a long history of releasing buggy, nigh-unplayable games and then fixing them within months, and I'm sure that will happenI know Egosoft has a long history of releasing buggy, nigh-unplayable games and then fixing them within months, and I'm sure that will happen (to some extent) with X3-Rebirth. I could live with waiting for the game to be patched, if it weren't so fundamentally lobotomized. You only have one ship (named permanently "The Albion Skunk"...so have fun with that), upgrades and weapons have been slashed to a fraction of X3's, automated trading has apparently been removed, jumpdrives are (as far as I can tell) gone..the list goes on, and on, and on. And what did they trade all this stuff for? Nothing. There is nothing better about this game than any of its predecessors (alright, some of the visuals are nice too bad the framerate is terrible, even with my very-well-tricked-out machine). I was excited about being able to leave your ship, but they didn't even do that right all you do is wander around identical space stations collecting items (which you're inexplicably allowed to just steal from crates and lockers with impunity), and talking to static, badly modeled, thoroughly uninteresting NPCs. It's actually more tedious and certainly more time consuming than just being able to interact with people via menus, ala X3. I really wish I could get my money back (thanks, Steam!) I have honestly never regretted buying a game more. This, folks, is what you get when you purchase a game sight-unseen! Seriously, it was stupid of me I usually don't buy games without reading several reviews first. The best thing I can say about X-Rebirth: at least it taught me never to make that mistake again. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2014
    1
    After a full month of playtime and countless crashes on my high end pc system, I can safely say that X rebirth gives a revolting feeling ofAfter a full month of playtime and countless crashes on my high end pc system, I can safely say that X rebirth gives a revolting feeling of being let down by the game maker. For years, Egosoft has been making the X series. I've been trying to play them, and expected the latest to be no different. Having said this, I certainly didn't expect it to be this broken. And so, I can only agree to the numerous harsh critics about not only the technicalities and mechanics being flawed in the game where one cannot do much at all with the state of the game. It's really not a game anymore, but some parts here and there, attached together by fragile coding without proper testings on high end systems. You wonder what a company like Egosoft put into a 7 years plan to make X rebirth to the state it is at release is beyond words. To rely and exploit solely on the modding community to save their own franchise is appalling and truly demeaning. There is really no excuse for this sort of base behavior. An existing ethic committee should be enforcing laws to prevent this from happening just as much as they have decided to prevent piracy. 4 points for bringing a broken game to the table and -3 points for exploiting the modding community to save their "dignity" Expand
  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
    This game is an early Alpha ,maybe.

    The trade system is buggy and useless, the campaign simply does not work and it is just a matter of
    This game is an early Alpha ,maybe.

    The trade system is buggy and useless, the campaign simply does not work and it is just a matter of time until you get stuck because of one of the various bugs. Egosoft have not tested this game. Do not buy.
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