- Publisher: Egosoft
- Release Date: Dec 15, 2011
- Summary: X3: Albion Prelude plays in a time between the old and the new X Universe. It shows a universe in flux, and prepares players for things to come. The old X Universe is passing; a new X Universe is about to be created.
- Developer: Egosoft
- Genre(s): Action, General, General
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X3: Albion Prelude First Trailer
Positive: 2 out of 4
Mixed: 2 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Dec 31, 2011Albion Prelude is perfect to wait "Rebirth" the new episode of the X universe. The war between corporations and the innovation of the stock exchange give something new to an excellent title.
Jan 5, 2012X3: Albion Prelude is a big expansion in terms of story and overall richness. Despite a lack of radical changes the way trough the changes of the universe, that goes toward X: Rebirth, worth the trip.
Jan 9, 2012Albion Prelude is a little step in the direction of Rebirth: not so many innovations but the same structure enriched with a sort of stock exchange.
Feb 23, 2012If interacting with it weren't such a pain, it would be a tremendous achievement. [Apr 2012, p.73]
Positive: 18 out of 26
Mixed: 1 out of 26
Negative: 7 out of 26
Jun 10, 2013X3 Albion Prelude have more than X3 Terran conflict to offer. In this expansion the interface is made clearer and more user friendly. ThereX3 Albion Prelude have more than X3 Terran conflict to offer. In this expansion the interface is made clearer and more user friendly. There are a lot of bug fixes and the new politic economic changes add spice to the game.
With 3.0 update there are a lot more of generic missions. There are corporation missions too and the plot missions are very enjoyable.
Honestly this is what is best out there at this time. This game is just complete. You can do everything, manage everything. With Bonus pack addition(addons for game that have been certified by Egosoft so your game is NOT modified aka you can do achievements) gives all that you might need to make your life a bit easier.
You want to fight? you have complete control over your ship=rolling, strafing all directions,moving in a real 3D environment. You can help the war effort too and make a difference over control of war sectors.
Want to trade? start small and grow bigger.
Want to exploit the market? make a trading empire and with the use of the stock market you can make money quiet easier than X3TC, which for some is a bad thing but is a relief for others.
Want to explore? go ahead there are new sectors new mechanics
In phew words: is just an amazing game. It has a steep learning curve but is really worth it.
See it as a book that slowly unfolds towards you. The game doesnt rush and you dont need to know everything in order to enjoy it.
Take your time and take it easy and be ready to be absorbed by this game.
Give it a shot on steam happens to be on often quite regularly with x3 terran conflict. (the x3ap is a dlc)… Expand
Jul 25, 2012X3: Albion Prelude is awesome fun. You can build huge fleets and command epic battles! The graphics are beautifully done, and a pleasure toX3: Albion Prelude is awesome fun. You can build huge fleets and command epic battles! The graphics are beautifully done, and a pleasure to behold. Majestic. I love the improvements over Terran Conflict, especially the stock exchange system. Update 2.5 released 24Jul2012 added Terran plots! I really wish that planetary landing, colonization, and planet unique resource/production/weapon manufacture were inclusive to make the game even more epic, but regardless, this is an awesome space game that once learned, provides hundreds of hours of enjoyment.… Expand
Sep 5, 2013If love space based games this is right up your ally. It is still one of the best looking single player space games I have in my library ofIf love space based games this is right up your ally. It is still one of the best looking single player space games I have in my library of games. Now the real problem is not the game. It is usually the end user. Most people cant get over the learning curve or the first few hours of gameplay Reminds me of people complaining about Fallout 3)
This game has more of a Skyrim New Vegas feel to it in that you pretty much start off with a small learning section before being released into the game world. And like those 2 games you start off with next to nothing. With this game it all depends on wich game start you pick. Easy mode Start of as a trader with a cargo ship. Slow start and not a whole lot of action. Or start off in debt and some factions with kill on sight orders.
If you played this for 10 minutes and quit its either because you dont like space games and got suckered into it from peer pressure or you didn't give it time to become an exciting game that I have grown to love. And I only bought the game because a co-worker bugged me to get it. I love swords, Spells and anything from that realm of fantasy. Though I do have several space games now.… Expand
Dec 23, 2011Italian review from this URL:
Overall result 9/10!Italian review from this URL:
Overall result 9/10!
Translated excerpt from this review: Positive: - Vast universe
- High performance PC
- Maximum freedom of movement
- Longevity guaranteed for dozens and dozens of hours
- Excellent special effects
- Not too many new ships
- Lack of spoken Italian
- Title particularly complicated to the uninitiated like this
Neil Armstrong said that watching the Earth from space he could cover it with his thumb, but he did not feel like a giant, he felt very small. This is a bit like what happens when you sit in front of the majesty of this title. The graphic details are exaggerated, as well as items with which you can interact within the game.
The gameplay, overall is unique, well-designed, and leaves ample space for making of the pilot to be part of a world that really changes over the course of the game.
The music makes the experience very intriguing and interesting and curious to see up close the orbiting station, the postal and cargo shuttles or taxis will make you lose a lot of time distracting (at least) on the missions that you complete .
The difficulty of the plot remains the only negative point: you accept missions from the beginning of the adventure described as "very difficult" without any chance of completing it. Missing, in a sense, an adaptation of the game to the player's real ability. Too bad that the voices are in English already so really seems to be on board a space shuttle, but to be called captain in Italian by a marshal of corvettes would have a completely different flavor.… Expand
Aug 22, 2012This is more like it. A space opera!. Endless re playability and beautiful graphics in a massive environment. I have played most of theThis is more like it. A space opera!. Endless re playability and beautiful graphics in a massive environment. I have played most of the rest of this series and I was hoping for at least a bit more. I didnt forensically go into the differences but it is very clearly an X3 game. Nothing massively new but more of the same done well. It certainly feels a little more accessible than some of the others but that could just be my growing familiarity with the series. However, the game always feels like it lacks depth to me. A bit more human/Alien interest would really make this feel like a living breathing universe. I always felt like the game space in X3 games felt a bit dead but X3 AP does feel much more alive yet something is missing from what could be perfection. It would be awesome to visit a planet or a space station and walk through it engaging npcs etc face to face. If X3 had that it would attract a much broader audience in my opinion. That isnt taking anything away from a great open non linear game but I want to explore, see planets which feel unique or of a known type and engage with the folks on a space station for RnR. Recruiting crew etc. Adding some personalities to the NPCs etc would have dramatically. Suggestions for the Next Generation in the X series perhaps.… Expand
Jan 24, 2012Changes made in X3 Albion Prelude (AP) are pretty much all changes that should have been made in Terran Conflict (TC). If you take it at faceChanges made in X3 Albion Prelude (AP) are pretty much all changes that should have been made in Terran Conflict (TC). If you take it at face value, as a open end sandbox space combat/trade game that is meant to introduce the events leading up to the next X game in the series (rebirth), it is what it says. A person who never played any of the other X games will be quite content with what AP offers. However, for those who played XTC, it seems that all the changes that AP brings, such as expanded menu options, performance tweaks, ship boarding modifications, and a few extra ships, are all things that TC should have had but did not. The problem is AP lacks any of the meat of TC. They both feel like two unfinished halves of a greater whole, which sadly, comes across as an attempt to squeeze a few more dollars/euro out of the system they already had, while calling it something different.… Expand
Jul 13, 2020C'est dingue de voir des trucs comme ça, oui des "trucs" qui se prétendent des..."jeux"...?! mais ça, c'est "l'Egosoft touch" , les mecs, ilsC'est dingue de voir des trucs comme ça, oui des "trucs" qui se prétendent des..."jeux"...?! mais ça, c'est "l'Egosoft touch" , les mecs, ils sont dans leur bulle et loin, très loin... putain, les gars, redescendez sur Terre, on est pas sur Pluton ! parce que sur Terre, il faut développer un jeu correct et au moins à peu près digne de ce nom, même si vous ne savez pas comment faire... à moins que vous n'ayez aucune idée de ce que vous faites, en fait...
Et les "X" ont toujours été comme "ça"... ce ne sont pas des jeux en tant que tels mais des paquets de merde qui se suivent et se ressemblent ! Donc, on choisit un "personnage" avec une "histoire" (entre guillemets) et conséquemment une "campagne", du moins on le suppose, normalement. Nous voilà dans le vaisseau et... oh merde, c'est plein d'étoiles...! et de stations et d'autres vaisseaux et... une idée de ce qu'on doit foutre dans ce foutoir de merdier à la con, peut-être ? non, absolument aucune !
L'interface et la présentation sont totalement absconses... on vérifie la carte et nousvoilà pas mieux lotis, au contraire ! c'est encore plus le bordel ! mais nom de nom, qui a pondu un non-jeu pareil ? Egosoft bien sûr : ils ont tellement la tête au fond du cul, qu'est-ce tu veux espérer de branquignols pareils,sérieusement ? un jeu... jouable peut-être ? t'y es fou, toi !
Cela dit, c'est quand même joli, si, si... comme économiseur d'écran avec la musique d'ascenseur qui l'accompagne, ça pourrait le faire. La manette est prise en compte mais là aussi, c'est n'importe quoi... et avec la souris, c'est pas mieux. Du coup, ça me fait penser au sketch de Coluche : "ils le vendent, ça ?" parce que même dans un paquet de corn-flakes, j'en voudrais pas !
On dirait une mauvaise blague (numérique) et très mauvaise parce que franchement, c'est pas drôle du tout... c'est même carrément à chier ! allez hop, poubelle viens là, j'ai quelque chose pour toi... ouvre grand... voilà, t'es gentille. De rien, régale-toi avec cet étron complètement con !… Expand
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