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I love this genre, so keep making this kind of game - but please either make them entirely "open" with only minor subplot interjections, or linear (this game has a linear main plot) with a compelling plot!
It's entirely a 3D space shooter, but the combat is boring!
I didn't realize this is a port of a 2006 PC game when I rented it. You'd think someone would have fixed some of the bugs by now. Or even the typos! It puts the word YOUR'E on your screen almost 100 times.
I've played more games of this genre to even count, so please stop calling this game original - though it is rare to find a starship captain game in the Xbox world. I'm glad it brings back a genre that I've missed for a decade. I just wish they would bring back the depth of those games, because the plot is poor and very predictable. It's hard to remember why they you're fighting another wave of pirates or rebels or bounty hunters that all look and sound the same. It gets very repetitive as there are only about 6 different side missions that repeat over and over.
I had to reload from my last save about every two hours because of a one bug or another - like when an important object would just disappear, or the game wouldn't recognize when I had completed a mission, or when I'd land on a space station to repair and come back and my ally had vanished, leaving me behind and the game stuck.
The combat feels like a 1990s Star Wars game. Not saying it's bad, but it's far from being good. Same-as-always weapons. Oh but some bad guys cloak, or fly sideways!
But if you made it this far and are still in, just please mute your TV since the voice acting is worse than Just Cause II (absolutely awful in every possible way - except this game might not be as racist because it was about fictional races), and you'll wish your co-pilot would die the entire time because she's nagging and only repeats what you already know.
I was looking forward to getting this game and planned on keeping it until I actually played it. I did not get very far, I must admit, the voice acting was so poorly done, it kept keeping me from enjoying the gameplay.
The outer space dogfights looked pretty, but were not very exciting and fairly easy.
Hopefully, there is more to the game for others to try. But, for now, I would rather replay Mass Effect 2.
Its about time somebody decided to do a space dogfighting game. the story was ok, but at times it was a bit lame. the game was definitely a combination of star trek/deep space nine. the fact that there was a quote from a certain species pretty much gave it away. the way the aircraft evolved was fair. the wings look like, well u know, as they are upgraded towards the end. I was upset that i was unable to max out the entire ship, as there werent enough crystals. overall, it was a pretty good game but i dont see a second edition on the way