First and foremost, I have enjoyed the previous X titles immensely, however, this product does not deserve a good or even mediocre review.
Do not reward developers and studios that push badly designed games which are near broken and often unplayable. It is quite obvious this game is not ready to be released and even if it was bug free, there is so much wrong with its design and art direction that it feels like an indie game made by people with absolutely no talent what so ever.
Lets put one thing on the table...space is amazing. Nice visuals, quite varied in looks....but thats were the good ends. From the ship, to the actual characters... it is ugly, and not just in the subjective way, but in the way in which objects and characters look like they belong on the playstation 1. Low poly, stiff characters that are poorly rigged and poorly animated. Mouths are not synced to words and for some reason space seems to be inhabited by old bald women with scars on their face. In otherwords, most NPCS are the same exact character model and its hideous.
The controls are bad, non fluid and jumpy. Environments (interior) make no sense and are poorly designed visually and layout wise. I dont think Egosoft has an experienced level designer. The interface is non-user centric, it fights with the player and you really dont know what you are seeing half the time.
Lighting is inconsistent, poor, and clearly baked.
Previous X games, each ship was its own object. Space was littered with them. In Rebirth, most of the ships you see are fake. They dont exist as a normal game object like other ships, they are there to make you think space is more active than it really is. They do a poor job at this as well.
Bugs bugs bugs. The game is broken in so many areas and on so many levels. Performance is very very very very BAD. Say you have a powerful gaming rig, well guess what it probably wont matter because the game will refuse to run like every other game.
This may very well be the end of the franchise, its just that bad. Avoid at all cost and wait to see if it ever gets redeemed. It needs to be remade.
nothing you say is true... at all. the delay was to avoid a sales war between two of their key franchises, both of which are similar in gameplay.
case closed. you can say whatever you want. your comments are bullshit.
Haha, listen to yourself. You are so desperate to claim you are right and everything else is BS, that you are consciously ignoring factual information that destroys your chosen belief. Do you seriously think they would delay a game to prevent competition WHEN:
1) They already had pre-orders for Watch Dogs that surpassed their expectations.
2) They would have their shares crash by over 32%
3) They would lose $52 million in operation cost.
Nice try kiddo but no, you cannot make the claim you are making in such a simple minded "case closed" fashion. You simply refuse to pay attention to the facts. Have you considered that you are what you pretend to claim everyone else is?
you have no proof, and are talking out your ass.
and bullshit you work in hollywood. if you wanted even a shred of credibility, you shouldnt have even gone there. completely ridiculous. you are just some dumbass kid trying to sound like a rockstar on a forum.
if anything, the real reason watchdogs was delayed was to prevent a sales war between watchdogs and AC4... both of which are open world games and would have appealed to the same people... also.... watchdogs clearly has a connection to the AC series, so they may either be developing that further, or taking the time to flesh the game out like they said.
Sounds like you have a confirmation bias kiddo. Try not to go around painting people in the light that confirms whatever bias you feel the need to have, or desperately want to have.
I do work in Hollywood, not sure what thats supposed to mean to you though. It is just a small part of Los Angeles. Is that really that far fetched for you? Regardless, its not about me or what you want to believe (including age). Why dont you start looking a persons profile before rushing to judgement though. That said, Its a fact that JJ Abrams is indeed going after Ubisoft over watchdogs. There is no reason to make this up. It is nice however if people know the real reason for the delay. LIke I said earlier, its the internet, so its fine to be skeptical, but dont be an ass about it.
Try not to ignore key information here. By delaying, Ubisoft had their stocks drop the lowest in their companies history (32% drop). They are are also estimated to lose at least $54 million in operating cost due to the delay. Their pre-orders for Watch Dogs already surpassed expectations (according to Ubisoft). So no it wasnt avoid competition with AC4, the delay is too costly. What could be more costly however is a lawsuit by a powerful figure in Hollywood who actually believes Watch Dogs is taking from his TV show franchise. Many users have already drawn this parallel and its obvious that Abrams and his studio Bad Robot would pick up on this.
If you want to be a skeptic, go ahead, but stick to the wait and see approach rather than try to dub others as "kids" "trying to sound like a rockstar" and are full of "bullsheet". It doest really help your own image.
To add, Watch Dogs was delayed due to a lawsuit brought on by JJ Abrams, who believes the game is too close to his tv show "person of interest". Ubisoft nor JJ Abrams want to announce this publicly at this point, as it just makes them look bad.
wat? bullshit. there is nothing anywhere on the net about this either....
That's because these events are being kept under wraps atm and it is still ongoing. The New York Times's business section reported that Ubisoft took a major hit causing their "shares to crash" because of the delay. They wouldnt allow that happen for just "mere polish". There is a legal dispute and JJ Abrams is at the middle of it. I'm sure you can understand why Ubisoft or Bad Robot (studio behind the tv show, owned by Abrams) wouldnt want bad press from this.
Hey It may be that the studio really did want to continue to work on it (as a game artist I can agree with that sentiment), and the lawsuit might be just the excuse to make that happen, but it exists none the less. Like everything on the internet, its up to you or anyone else reading on whether or not they chose to believe it, but make no mistake JJ Abrams is not happy with watch dogs and there is a legal dispute going on right this minute. I'll toss in this bit of info though, living and working in Hollywood, I have direct access to quite a few people directly tied to the tv show. Abrams is not letting this one go.
You guys really want to know the real reason for the delay? JJ Abrams is going after Ubisoft because he feels like the show is ripping off one of his tv shows called "Person of Interest". Due to the lawsuit or potential lawsuit, the game is getting delayed. You now know where to direct your anger. My source comes directly from someone I know personally who works on the tv show.
Once more people know about this, its possible he may drop his "charges".