It is very obvious X Rebirth was intended for a console (xbox? PS3/4?) then a split second decision was made to scrap the idea. It took 7 years to develop this... SEVEN! and IMO this is nothing more than a half finished, half baked, wannabe arcade shooter. With all of the worst parts of an arcade shooter in it. Ummm... Is there any "Simulation" in this "Space Simulator"? because i fail to see it. Major Stress is NOT amused...
Rebirth was not even supposed to be set in the X universe. However yet another decision was made to change the lore to make it an X game.. There is nothing X about this game. except the name, The POS of a ship you fly, and the weak tie ins with the X other games.
The epic fail of a UI, and serious flaws in the game design itself pretty much sums up the majority of what is wrong with this picture in Rebirth.
Fight? There is lots of that here. Fighting with a useless unintuitive UI, and LOSING. Memorize your hotkeys. You are gonna need to. No targeting reticules with a lead off hint. The targeting reticule pretty much obscures the view of the enemy ship itself. It would be nice to actually see what i am shooting at besides a RED BAWKS! (bring back the mini camera modes!) No Radar. SERIOUSLY?! In Rebirth now i guess everyone doesn't need radar, or instruments any more, and "fly's by the seat of their pants". The combat in X3/TC/AP series is far superior to Rebirth IMO.
Trade? WHAT TRADE?!! i have encountered the no trade bug :/
Build? umm what do i build? besides building up my own ship? Then again i have not progressed far enough into the game to be able to do anything else. Keep getting my ass handed to me by the evil "RED BAWKSES".
Think... Ummmmm Fly around , shoot stuff (More like get SHOT AT), go "Ooooohh!! Aaaahhhh!! looking at SPEEEESSSS! until you get into these god awful highways which obstruct even THAT view. The dialog with the NPC's is pathetic. If i hear my co pilot say "SHUT UP BETTY"! one more time. I am gonna mod a way to space her sorry ass. Seriously? a "space suit" with a hole that shows cleavage?? Yup, we know the intended age group for this game.. Unfortunately even the Tweens are too smart for Rebirth.
Build, Trade, Fight, Think should be more like "Shoot", "Sit", "Wait", "Sleep" in the case of Rebirth.
Once again all of the glorious eye candy in the world cannot save you from crappy game play.