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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
    All negative reviews sum it up. If they are so low it is to counter those fanboy 10/10 marks.

    The game is in beta or post alpha stage. I
    All negative reviews sum it up. If they are so low it is to counter those fanboy 10/10 marks.

    The game is in beta or post alpha stage. I would advise people to wait at least 6 months before purchasing it. Egosoft has always put much love in fixing it games post release. But here the problem dont lie only with bugs, but with design features, that were sold to us many times but arent in the game, instead we have poor design and loads of bugs.

    Plague by bugs.
    Trading not working.
    Capital ships owned by player not fighting.
    Quests stuck because of many bugs (i myself made an extensive thread sticked in the Workaround thread on official forum to give many hints on how to bypass them editing savegame so i know exactly what i'm talking about)
    UI very poor compared to previous titles (takes more actions with keyboard for similar commands)
    Not even a decent fleet command.
    Lacking fundamentals key binding, like target next ennemy, closest and so on.
    No radar.
    Very poor map, cant read it correctly.
    Walking in station was a good idea but it is very poorly done, you loose too much time in there.
    And many more that could be said (just check all other negative reviews for anidea).

    That said this game has huge potential, but i wont rate it on its potential but its current state. You probably wont be able to play it within the next month without huge issues forcing you to restart or edit your savegame, so for me its a 2/10 right now.

    Egosoft lied to us selling us awsomeness in all their interviews and trailers, even untill a week before release. When they knew their game was so badly tested, unfinished (missing small ships dealers and so on). In short they deceived the fans. And i was a very lonng term fan.

    Stay clear from this, and check official forum in 6 months or more to see how the game has evolved.
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  5. Nov 19, 2013
    1
    In short: I great idea, horribly executed!!

    The game is so unfinished, that it is unplayable. Besides the gamebreaking bugs in the
    In short: I great idea, horribly executed!!

    The game is so unfinished, that it is unplayable. Besides the gamebreaking bugs in the campaign, you will have to put up with performance, even on a highend pc, annoying NPC voices, with added bad animations.

    I found my self saving and loading continously trying to avoid the game breaking bugs in the campaign, just to get a little further, just because of the possibilities the game offers and the intriguing storyline pushed me forward. But after 9 hours of loading old saves and running into new game breaking bugs, I finally gave up.

    You could hope they will patch up all the issues, but there are just so many things wrong with this game it will take forever to make it playable.

    Everyone who bought this deserves a refund.
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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 15, 2013
    0
    I played for 10 minutes and was so disgusted I stopped playing and here is my opinion:
    1. Terrible performance. I have a top of the line
    I played for 10 minutes and was so disgusted I stopped playing and here is my opinion:
    1. Terrible performance. I have a top of the line system and I get 25 fps with NOTHING GOING ON.
    2. Controls are atrocious. I have a Saitek x52 and had it hooked up and ready to go but apparently it doesn't work with this game and the game didn't even recognize the axis of my joystick so it was impossible to configure.
    3. low res textures and still 25 fps!

    Just awful.
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