X3: Reunion - If your a veteran of space sims, this game is right for you.
MajinBuXL wrote this review on .
I'm personally a big fan of space simulators. I've played just about all the sims out there, from the straight up glorious to the down right cheesy ones. Freelancer, DarkStar one, Freespace.....
Yet I'm not a hardcore gamer with the latest hardware and gear (I dont even own a joystick). I was skeptical about getting X3 right after I looked at the absurd system requirements. But I'm always into trying a new game even though I might gamble with the framerates way too much for my own good. The latest patch did in fact save me. The fps is way better compared to the retail version of the game, but you probably know that already. Anyway, I wasn't dissapointed once I started playing.
Once starting the game, though I would highly recommend trying the "simluator" option first off, just to get the hang of the game, since there is no tutorial whatsoever. I realized that it actually helped me quite a lot instead of starting a "new game" and having to worry about the actual mission. The game has a steep learning curve since the commands to learn are so many and the universe is so large. But once you fly around and figure out how to dock, how to aim, how to use the time accelerator and how to fly to different sectors, you probably won't need anything else.
Introduced that, I'll talk about the actual game. X3, as you probably have already heard, is one of the best looking space sims out there, no doubt. The asteroids, the planets, the ships, the stations are all amazing to look at. You probably will end up just flying for an hour to a tiny dot on your map just to see what the heck it is and enjoy the sightseeing along the way.
The universe in itself is another awesome aspect of the game. There are dozens of races and groups within the races that interact with each other and as a whole, creating that amazing realistic feel that X3 is so famous for.
So, all in all, the game offers certain really good aspects that are a must have if your a space sim junkie and I would recommend it if youre a gamer of this kind, but if youre not, and you lean more towards FPS games or RPG games, then I would advise not to get this. It would be too hard for you to learn and once you do learn, you might be dissapointed.
Try Freelancer if you never tried Space Sims, its really straightforward and easy to learn.