Summary: I am a long time space sim lover, starting with the Tie Fighter games in the mid-90's and then playing through the Freespace games and all of the X games from X2 onwards (I have about 400 hours, collectively, into X2, X3. X3:TC and X3:AP).
Avoid this game, or buy it for someone you don't like.
James P. Carlin III, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Lovely game in space, flying around in easy and intuitive. Graphics: Stunning, in space. On a station, not so much so. Cons: Terrible everything else. NPCs: Static, all have the same set of commands, conversations, modeling seems like it would have been state of the art in 2002 for people.
This is not the X-Universe you know and love. I do not recommend this game for anyone who is a fan of the X-series.
John Sefranek, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: This is not the X-Universe you know and love. I do not recommend this game for anyone who is a fan of the X-series. My X-history - I started playing with X2 and played all the way through X3:Albion Prelude and I rarely write reviews but, I felt this one was such a disappointment I had to.
Summary: This game is broken and is an insult to the simulation genre. It's an arcade game posing as a simulator. Your ship has 0 functions. You just fly through space and shoot stuff if it appears in front of you.
Summary: They should have stayed with the tried and tested formula. X3 with a few more features, less bugs and better graphics would have been preferable. The pace of the game is also very slow. Trying to trade is just ridiculous now and the transport system isn't much better.
Summary: I waited for this one with great expectations, and was very quickly bitterly disappointed. On the plus side - the graphics are pretty stunning (on a reasonable machine). On the minus side - everything else.
Summary: Compared to previous X Series, X2 and X3, I found Rebirth confusing. It is nothing like X2 or X3. The manual is too abbreviated. The Universe confusing and some of the Missions just don't work. For the price I would have expected better especially from Egosoft. Don't spend £30+ on it KenP