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Looking at the steam sales (man I wish I had more money) I am wanting to stock up on some games, looks like they have the whole X3 collection on sale for $14. Could be interesting, anyone have any thoughts to share on the game? I used to love wing commander and escape velocity (yes I am old), big fan of strategy and FPS, is it any good?
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X and X2 are way too ugly for me. X3 has a Marbless graphics, but was waay to hard for me to play. You literraly have to use all of your keyboard. If you plan on playing it, you should put lots of time and nerve into it smile.gif
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I guess one of my big things would be the use of my X52, can I use the joystick and throttle? And does it help?
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest;11772658 
I guess one of my big things would be the use of my X52, can I use the joystick and throttle? And does it help?

I don't know, I didn't have a joystick at the time, so idk if it supports it (Freelancer, for an example, does not smile.gif ). All I remember is that there were several pages of control bindings smile.gif An that it was very hard to control the ship. I spent about 2 hours trying to play it, then I uninstalled it.

Yet, maybe, you're more intelligent than I am and will not have trouble with that smile.gif

EDIT: Btw isn't X3 free2play already?? Should check wink.gif
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post #5 of 12
You can use the joystick and most people say it helps, I personally never used one when I played (used keyboard/mouse) so I can't comment on that.

If you like space games it is probably the best one out there right now (even though it is somewhat old but is still cpu demanding on bigger battles).

The game has a pretty steep learning curve and there is TONS of mods to further enhance gameplay. I want to start playing it again but it is tough starting fresh after having played it for so long before.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850;11772691 
Yet, maybe, you're more intelligent than I am and will not have trouble with that

Meh I think X3 is more about your level of patience than intelligence. If spending hours learning how to fly a ship sounds rewarding then supposedly X3 delivers. Personally I wasn't able to do it. For me its like EVE Online, where reading about it is far more interesting than actually participating.
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It didn't take me all that long to really learn how to fly the ship. It took me a much longer time figuring out the intricacies of the game such as missiles,combat,trade and some other things that just get really complicated.
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post #8 of 12
X3 Reunion and X3 Terran Conflict are the same game, gameplay wise, except that TC is updated, has a better GUI and controls, etc.
In terms of storyline TC is after Reunion. But I'd just buy TC because you don't care about the storyline in X games anyway.

It's a sandbox space simulation. You start with a ship, you can trade goods, go hunt pirates, hunt other factions' ships, get other ships to automatically trade for you, build space stations that manufacture goods, build manufacturing complexes that produce yet are self sustained, buy capital ships such as carriers and destroyers and empty entire sectors.

So yeah you can do pretty much what you want. If you have the right connections.

edit: yeah it's fun. If you're patient.
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post #9 of 12
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Worth buying. I devoted a lot of time in that game. Countless ships, factories, man. I miss it now actually. Learning curve is somewhat deep. Plan on spending a week getting to know what your doing.
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