I’ve long been a fan of the X-universe of space games by Egosoft. Some say their games are buggy and difficult to learn to play, but I’ve never had any real issues with them. Yes, they can occasionally throw a bug at you, but Egosoft actively listen to the player base and fix problems quickly whilst continuously developing and adding to the games, which regular readers will know is always a big plus in my book. I’m a soft touch for developers that love supporting their games and treat the player base as a treasured resource 🙂
Albion Prelude is the latest X3 expansion aimed at both appeasing regular players demand for new content and leading into their makeover of the X-universe on a whole new engine.
The main plot included in Albion Prelude is short, but there are significant changes to the existing game engine based in a large part on requests from the player base and utilising the excellent mods/scripts created by some of the many dedicated player scripters that devote their time to improving the game.
I’ve had a bit of fun with it, and I can’t help but get excited about what the new engine/game will be. If you like space games, combat, trading, building up an empire, etc, then worth a look.