Verfasst: 8. März
Whether or not I recommend this game is something of a complex question. I think that it depends on the type of gamer and the type of game you are looking for. Let me get this out of the way right now: X3 Terran Conflict and X3 Albion Prelude are NOT simple games. They do not provide a comprehensive tutorial and fail to explain a large amount of the basic strategies that a player should know in order to enjoy the game. You'll have to go to the forums for that, and you will find a mixed bag of documentation. Some of it is really good, and very helpful, but some of it is just not. If you are a casual gamer looking for something fun to pick up and play, this is not a game for you. In that same vein, this game is also really, really slow. If you're the kind of person who would like to simply just blow ♥♥♥♥ up and have a lot of fun action, you're also going to be sorely disappointed. X3:TC and X3:AP both suffer from the same issue: They want to include a lot of different features. This means that although combat works, and is fun, and there are a lot of good weapons, missiles and ship platforms available, it is sparse, and also tends to be annoying with the AI's tendency to crash player-owned ships into one another.
I do give this game a recommendation, however, as the other aspects of the game more than make up for the issues I have listed. Yes, the game is complex and difficult to understand, but that complexity brings in a high degree of control over player-owned assets, such as commanding ships as to how low their shields should be before they jump away from a fight, or setting the likely-hood of a ship launching any missiles that have been installed on-board. Weapons can be swapped out, and most of them are side-grades and depend on the role you are attempting to fill. The universe really does feel varied with several distinct different races to gain reputation with and buy their faction-specific ships. The plot is a bit thin and the voice acting is laughably bad, but personally it doesn't upset me too much when a sandbox game doesn't have a strong plot. Games such as Minecraft and Terraria have even less of a plot than this game.
It did take me an hour or two to figure out good strategies for fighting and trading, and quite a few trips to the forums, but eventually the game opens up and becomes actually enjoyable, and it allows you to be nearly whatever you want. Unfortunately, although the game allows for a "custom start" option, short of downloading X3 Editor 2 and manually editing the game's files to add a new game start, there is no way to have a truly customized start, which is disappointing.
In the most basic sense: Yes, this game is fun, if you are willing to put the time in to understand it. It is solidly made, most things make sense in it and although it has flaws, they are easy to ignore.