Sorry Egg, you had better thought about it before launch instead.
Wow. I didn't know games like this existed, I've got some playing to do. After a search though, think I might wait and see what Star Citizen is like. Maybe try X3 since I've been reading that was really good.
Dont... start with this. Go back to X3 games instead.
Be warned, if you've never played an X game, X3 is obtuse as fuck. They don't really explain anything in-game and you kinda just have to flail away at things until you figure it out. As a newcomer to the series, you probably don't want to start there.
I diasgree. I was a newcommer to the Xverse not long ago (X humblebundle!) and was advised to skip the first two due to very unwelcoming control scheme, so i cant compare as i did indeed at least delayed the old ones for now, but the X3 one... yeah there isn o tutorial, so i spent first couple hours (lets face it , couple hours in an X game is NOTHING) flying around trying to figure things out and why did i jtu exploded after exiting a gate (stupid game AI made AI hauler ram me in the back, woot woot) and it took some figuring out why does hull damage slow me down. BUt once i got there i figured out how the game worked (though admitedly i dont suggest googling much, pretty much every resource except Egosoft forums are kinda useless) and now i got over 100 hours in and enjoying it. The default key assigning is kinda shitty though and it sucks that i cant move the camera around without moving the ship but its small things to forgive. Id say X3 is where you do start. I never really understood the whole learning curve problem with this game. yeah it doesnt spoonfeed you everything, but its not like its spceship science or anything.
Which is another thing that saddens me. Why do we just roll over and accept this?
Because at the end of the day all gamers care about is new shiny toy every 2 weeks (study in UK found that on average a gamer goes though a game every 2 weeks).
Also Cap ships are a joke now since even with your unupgraded ship you can take them out... thats not exactly something i expect when i think of "capital ship"
Remmeber the starting buster on X3:R? I took on a argon capital ship with that thing, and lasted for like 30 minutes (though its low power meant i cant fire guns all the time, damn you lack power in these games). Thats because the AI was just spamming guns from all ports never hitting me. If i had big enough guns i would have won the fight. Eventually by pure chance i happen to fly right over a gun port when it fired and insta-death.