Summary: This is an amazing game but it's also an "acquired taste", like beer ... and like beer you have to get past the first few/several hours of drinking it in before you can truely start appreciating it, and growing addicted to it. It's an open-world space-flight-sim which mixes both action and strategy. You're in a cockpit the entire game, though you will be able to select from a countless variety of ships.
Summary: If you like to fight/build/trade your way in a futuristic universe check this game out. The campaign is so-so, the world is much better. Of course like any other sandbox game, it gets boring (or you burn out) after a while. Still, while it lasts it's very good. One thing to note is the exceptional support from the developers (I think only Witcher and CD Projekt come close).
Summary: This game is complex and difficult to survive in - not for the fainthearted or those looking for cheap thrills. However, the possibilities are endless and total galactic domination is one of those possibilities!
Summary: The sheer enormity of this game makes it possible to play...well, pretty much infinitely. And I don't mean RE-playability. I've put over 60 hours into the X universe and have gotten about 20% of the way to where I want to be. I leave it for a while, sometimes to play another game, and then come back to it months later. You just keep going back to it, again and again, because it's just so fun. And so addicting. Fond memories of Wing Commander: Privateer?
The game is exactly like EVE....only just you alone.
25 January 2011
Summary: Love: Mission, graphics, being on your own, no rules to follow. A true adventure game. Dislike: The sound track can get boring fast. Each galaxy have their own theme song. It gets lame after awhile. Hard to start off.
Summary: One of the first things this game's manual tells you is, "Say goodbye to a social life and/or sleep." This couldn't be truer! After I started playing this game, some of my friends thought I died because I became so engrossed in it. This game is very much like a solo version of EVE Online, which has its merits and its drawbacks.
Summary: To be blunt, this game shows what can be accomplished in the video game industry. This feels like a labor of love. It isn't a quick sit down and shoot up some bad guys for a few minutes type of game. This is more for people who want to sit down and totally immerse themselves in a massive universe. This one is a rarity. This one you don't play; you experience. Across the top of the box it reads "Trade Fight Build Think". It delivers on those promises in spades.
Conclusion: This is the first and only game in the series I have bought. I like space trading games, grew up on Elite 2 Frontier and later Hardwar. I thought I would give X3 a go and I have never regretted it. Its a wonderful experience and is basically whatever you want it to be. You can just trade, or you can follow the plot line, the only start I struggled with was Assassin but will try it again.