Summary: I waited a long time to play this game due to it's buggy release. I told myself the reviews were only bad because because of the bugs. 40 hours in and feeling frustrated and hurt trying to force myself to love this game it's just not working. I am sad to say. I wanted to build an empire. I wanted to wage war. I wanted to own the universe. This is not that game. I wish I could give this game a good review but I cannot.
Summary: i was anticipating that the bugs reported in all reviews on the net where slowly dissapearing after some months. Hate to say that this is not the case and this is an unplayable piece of software i deinstalled after playing for less than an hour. DO NOT BUY!
Summary: A terribly disappointing release that seems to freeze or crash in a different way each time it's played. In scale it might be compared to Skyrim, with its impressively large playable area, but X Rebirth lacks any significant diversity within that space. A small handful of NPC models are cut and pasted throughout identical locations. Even when unique characters are encountered, their dialog is confused and poorly voice-acted.
Summary: A reboot of the X franchise that risks killing it off. Throwing out the tried and true features that past players liked, Rebirth has some truly incomprehensible design decisions that should never have made it out of brainstorming sessions. First off, the cockpit view which some people wanted is so horribly implemented that it obscures the field of view, and it is off-center to the ship as a whole.
One of the worst games I've played and I'll explain why...
Shahe D., Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: By this point there's no need to detail all the horrible things about this game as so many others have said as well as I can ever hope to. Suffice to say, this is the worst game I think I've played, but please understand I measure that not by the overall quality necessarily, though of course this game falls dramatically short in just about every category a game can offer.
Summary: Others have already said it. I was a huge fan of the other X-games and spent hours and hours in them. The whole station/search for crew/plop them on other ships concept is just boring going on irritating. The controls are mushy, the NPCs look goofy, station docking is a chore, space travel feels like a bad driving sim... Even if it wasn't for all that, it crashes, and it's slow and stuttery.
Summary: This is like Chevy selling the Corvette with only a V6 because all their customers have said they're only worried about gas mileage. Of course no one who buys a Vette does so because of it's MPG! No one has ever asked Chevy to sell a slow Corvette. So here we have another game (Also see Simcity 5) where the heads of development seem to have never played the previous iterations. They've never been on a forum where thousands of fans ask for X or Y in new versions.
Summary: Can't go below 1 star No radar...in a space sim.....with dogfights and 6 axis enviro.....DOS games had that....sigh No wingman/fleet commands worth mentioning in a game that promotes fleet building...sigh No targeting commands of any type....again basic sim (space or flight) functionality since the DOS era No free look.......How does one produce something with less basic functionality than 20+ yr old DOS titles that you needed memmaker just to run?