Egosoft is amateurish in the sense that they don't have a good writer, they don't have a good character modeler, they don't have good artists and they don't have a good interface designer. They have been creating a serviceable sandbox space sim for over a decade now, which is why they are dedicated (decadated? heh) and they certainly seem to have competent developers. But as I see it, many positions at Egosoft are filled by amateurs.MinionJoe said:One, Egosoft had already pulled off what is referred to as "single-player Eve Online" with their previous X series. So "amateurish" is debatable given their past achievements. Maybe you're just referring to the size of the Egosoft studio? Even then, "small" is hardly synonymous with "poor" or "unskilled".Tiamat666 said:Basically it's pretending to be Star Citizen, but there's no way a dedicated, but amateurish developer like Egosoft could pull off something on that scale.
Two, at this point in time, Star Citizen is just pretending to be Star Citizen. At least X: Rebirth contains some, albeit flawed, gameplay.
I mean, you have to at least agree that the quality of the writing and the character portraits of X are abysmal, even by indie standards.
And just for the record. I like Egosoft. I like every company that even bothers to create a space sim. I really want them to succeed.