Excerpt: I’m zipping in between gargantuan floating monstrosities, dark cities and factories dappled with tiny fluorescent lights and advertisements, trying to avoid the space lanes filled with traffic and p
Summary: Einstein taught us that space is both homogeneous and isotropic--that is, on a large scale, the universe is smooth and uniform in all directions. It's empty out there. Like many space games before it, X Rebirth depicts an unrealistically vibrant universe bursting with color and texture, and that's...
Summary: Failure to launch The X series is known for being a little rough out of the gate, so when X Rebirth came out with some major bugs, no one was really surprised. Egosoft has been releasing a lot of patches, but the game is still borderline unplayable.
Conclusion: 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. That’s not to say those of us who wanted a newer, better Albion Prelude or whatever are in the wrong, but Egosoft made the game they...
Excerpt: Developer: Egosoft Publisher: Deep Silver Platform(s): Windows PC, OSX, Linux Bit tech readers young and old! Gather around the warmth of this here PC, and listen well while we tell you a story. It's a cautionary tale about trusting appearances, being taken in by beauty and spectacle.
Excerpt: Egosoft’s X series has been around since X: Beyond The Frontier way back in 1999. Always a fairly niche game, even within the space-sim genre, the series has always stood out for it’s excellent economics systems and immersion.
Some things X Rebirth thinks about me that aren’t true
Quarter to Three
18 November 2013
Excerpt: Egosoft’s X games are the last word in open-world space sims by virtue of being the only word in open-world space sims. At least in terms of ones that are still in development. X Rebirth, the latest X game, is a mess.