Posted: March 23
It seems like this game had a very rough launch and I'm happy to say that it does not deserve its reputation as a bad game.
Having picked up X Rebirth during patch 3.5 it seems that many of the huge problems have been fixed; there are also some very good mods available, just search by highest rated.
One large issue that I have with X Rebirth is the inability to pilot different ships. However after playing X Rebirth for a decent amount of time the ship that you fly (The Albion Skunk) has really grown on me. Piloting the skunk around the universe as you build up your forces has a Han Solo feel to it.
Overall the I recommend the game to anybody looking for a great sandbox space sim that features tons of emerging mechanics that makes each players experience vastly different. If you are on fence the about buying X Rebirth, wait until it goes on sale and pick it up for cheap.
+ Sound track - top quality stuff, definitely worth the money for the sound track
+ Graphics - the older X games really felt lacking in this department and X Rebirth delivers
+ Gameplay - piloting feels fun, and large scale fleet actions with capital ships feels omg epic
+ Crew - you need to hire staff to run your empire, capital ships need engineers and captains. it adds a bit to the immersion
+ Easy to learn - compared to the other X games the learning curve is less steep
+ Replayability - with different start options and so much to do (start as a trader, combat pilot, or pursue the main story), the game evolves in so many different ways
- Weapons - choice feels very limited, and no real customization in this department
- Pace - as with all X games, the game may be too slow for many people. it takes serious time to enjoy the game, especially if you are new to the series
- Bugs - there are very annoying bugs, however none that I have encountered have been game breaking
- Cannot fly multiple ships - this makes many people sad