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X Rebirth Preorders

Steam News announces that Valve is now accepting pre-purchases of X Rebirth, offering a 10% discount on this advance commitment to EGOSOFT's space combat sequel:

X Rebirth represents a spectacular new beginning for the X series, offering loyal fans and newcomers alike a vast, vivid and extremely detailed universe to explore throughout the game. Varied gameplay elements such as action-packed space combat, detailed trading mechanics and high-speed space exploration with fast travel allow players to experience a truly unique space saga that will keep them hooked for dozens of hours. X Rebirth features a whole new user experience - it is easier than ever to start with, and remains as deep as fans expect it.

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15. Re: X Rebirth Preorders Aug 19, 2013, 11:01 ItBurn
 
Creston wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 10:59:
ItBurn wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 10:51:
The X games are in no way mainstream... I'm not saying they're not profitable, but they're made for a small section of the hardcore gamer population... Sure, lots of people like them... All I said is that a lot of other sandbox games have that "spark" that X lacks, for me. If you don't like X, it doesn't mean you don't like sandbox games.

I didn't say that. All I'm saying is that if you personally don't like the X games, that doesn't mean that

A) Most people don't like them
B) There are no incentives to play it.

I fully understand that it's not a game for everyone. It doesn't hold your hand (though apparently Rebirth is going to do a much better job of introducing everything through story missions), everything is basically activated right from the start (with the one exception of Khaak capital ships, but that's solely because the AI can't kill them, and they didn't want all their sectors being wiped out by the Khaak right at the bat), and it does basically say "Here's a massive universe. Do what you want," which can be pretty overwhelming.

But that's due to personal preference, not really any fundamental flaw with the game itself. Egosoft means it when they say "we make a universe. You get to decide what you want to do it." Lots of people love that, others don't.

I think the X series genuinely qualifies as a "sandbox", rather than most open-world games where things are still structured to an extent.

I agree with everything, BUT, I do think that most people don't like them :p
 
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