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Which game should I play next?
X:Beyond the Frontier
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
X-Tension
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
X2: The Threat
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
X3: Reunion
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
X3: Terran Conflict
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
X3: Albion Prelude
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Litcube's Universe
27%
 27%  [ 8 ]
X3 Rebalance Mod (XRM)
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
X Rebirth
24%
 24%  [ 7 ]
Other
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 14:43    Post subject: What game should I play next? Reply with quote Print

Hey guys just wondering what your current opinion is. I fairly recently finished of a nice game of vanilla AP.

Talking to some new guys here really has me in the mood for a fresh start, but what game do you recommend?

I own all the X games so any of them is an option. If you feel strongly about one or more, feel free to let me know why!


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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 17:39    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

To a certain extent, you have already played the pinnacle vanilla X/X2/X3 game and so unless you are after a 'retro' feel (more profound the further back you go) you *might* be disappointed with some aspects of the gameplay.

If you want a totally different experience then you can try X Rebirth which is much improved since original release state and will to some extent set you up for a future X4 game release.

In terms of total game mods, there are those for X3 you listed and still others besides (BSG for one example). Each brings something new and different to the party and your gameplay style and preferences will dictate which you are most likely to enjoy.

You can surely afford to make copies of your vanilla game and using No-Steam exes you can try as many different mods as you care to make game copies for. (Only mod copies and not your Steam vanilla game.) Just remember to move your saves folder as necessary to prevent different mod save overwriting, or use mrbadger's excellent campaign manager.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 17:42    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Crap I thought I put X rebirth on there, i edited it a few times and must not have saved it.

Either way thanks for your input!


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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 17:44    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Added Rebirth for you. Smile


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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 17:55    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 21:05    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

As you have (as already stated above) played the pinnacle, why not do what I do every year or two? I do a full-on start-to-finish playthrough, for a complete and continuous(ish) story feel. In your case, if you haven't played the previous titles, you would be filling in back-story too (I did that with X:BtF the first time I did such a complete tour), which will expand your understanding of the context. Furthermore, the earlier games (the first three [X:BtF, X2, X3R], mostly, in my opinion) are the richest in terms of story. Of course, such a tour would be a lengthy affair - but then again, you pretty much can't beat if for value-for-money, especially as you already own the whole lot.

(My personal favourites, I think, are X2 and X3TC+AP, with X3R close behind those. However, I have "voted" in accordance with my above recommendation Wink )


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PostPosted: Mon, 19. Jun 17, 23:22    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Note that X-Tension is the true X1 IMO, not X-BTF (I'd call X-BTF 'X0'). X-T introduced most of the gameplay elements that followed on in subsequent titles. It was a massive change from X-BTF (one ship, couldn't own capital ships, couldn't capture ships, rented fighters and freighters for your stations, etc.). The intro to X-T gives a good story as to why the player no longer flew the Shuttle, setting the stage for all the other games, too. I wouldn't skip X-T in a full playthrough, if I were the OP.


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PostPosted: Tue, 20. Jun 17, 06:06    Post subject: Re: What game should I play next? Reply with quote Print

Sinxar wrote:
Hey guys just wondering what your current opinion is. I fairly recently finished of a nice game of vanilla AP.

Talking to some new guys here really has me in the mood for a fresh start, but what game do you recommend?

I own all the X games so any of them is an option. If you feel strongly about one or more, feel free to let me know why!


Hi,

at the moment I'm the only one suggesting you to familiarize yourself with AP more. If you really did only one game you might not have noticed half of the game features. Now you most likely know how to earn money, but not the whole experience.

If you played Argon you should at least play once as Terran and vice versa.

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PostPosted: Tue, 20. Jun 17, 06:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Nah i got several thousand hours across the X3 series, none in the earlier games (such as X-T) and only a bit in X:R. Played everything from humble merchant to bankrupt assassin to terran commander and savage split (in both TC and AP).

As example my last AP game I ended with 148 billion credits as usc commander. The game before that was Savage Split. My favorite start is Teladi Trafficker but Poisoned Paranid is a nice challenge.


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PostPosted: Tue, 20. Jun 17, 09:31    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I noticed also that the XTended Terran Conflict Mod is not on your list unless it is covered in "other" which in my opinion is a slight oversight.... many a happy hour spent ...
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PostPosted: Thu, 22. Jun 17, 04:31    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

X BtF was the only X I didn't like... and it was my first time playing too. Ended up going meh and walking away till X-T... then... well... shit happened and I'm still bloody here. Tho I don't think I ever finished X-T before X2 came out... hmm... welp.

Anyhooo if you have Rebirth might wanna give that a spin, it's a very different experience while other X titles are all more or less just improving upon original and keeping the theme going. I remember I pre-ordered it with 0 interest in it... waited a year or something thinking it would be more or less functional at least and tried it... was actually a lot better then I thought it would be, even tho it's BtF 2.0. Anyway point is a put a pretty good amount of time into it, it was fun in it's own way. Just looked and steam says I put almost 900 hours into Rebirth... so much for my initial not going to play BtF reboot mindset back when Ego put up planned features and stuff.


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PostPosted: Sun, 25. Jun 17, 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Thank all of you for your input!

Interesting tally on the poll, all but X-Tension got at least one vote. That was surprising to me. I expected Litcube's Universe to be the most recommended over everything.

We have a tie between LU and X Rebirth. As the person who this actually has an effect on, I choose X Rebirth.



Honestly surprised XR tied with LU, considering the history of XR with the traditional X3 community. I guess it is finally time to give it a go. The reason I chose XR over LU is that I feel it is time for something different. LU will have to take a backseat for now, but don't worry i'll give that one a go as well, just not right now.

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I noticed also that the XTended Terran Conflict Mod is not on your list unless it is covered in "other" which in my opinion is a slight oversight.... many a happy hour spent ...

I actually tried to get that before but at the time the download was broken. I tried to get it from other sources but none of them worked and I eventually gave up on it. Glad to see that was all sorted though. That is one of those mods that I really know nothing about. Perhaps it was an oversight, it honestly never crossed my mind when I made the poll.

Thanks again everyone! I guess I should bookmark the X Rebirth forum now as well!


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PostPosted: Mon, 26. Jun 17, 16:43    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

As noted, although Rebirth is somewhat improved, it is a different style of gameplay to the classic X serries.

AP is the current pinnicle , excluding mods.

Talking of which, there are so many mods put there, that there is probably as good as an infinate supply classic X styles games to play..

I voted LU, simply because , to me, it is the only real alternative you listed.

But if you like the Rebirth style, then it can be absrbing.


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PostPosted: Mon, 26. Jun 17, 19:14    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Sinxar wrote:
Thank all of you for your input!

Interesting tally on the poll, all but X-Tension got at least one vote....


Fixed. Wink


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Sad to see .... just 22 votes... Sad

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