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Thursday, June 30, 2005

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IMG Reviews X2: The Threat
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Inside Mac Games has posted a review of X2: The Threat, the latest game from UK based Virtual Programming. Here's a clip from the review:

The most intriguing part of X2 is its wide-open style of play that provides weeks to months worth of action and simply dwarfs the offerings of many other titles. In fact, you can simply ignore the single player story if you wish and play pirate, mine asteroids, trade commodities in the dynamic markets, police the various human and alien systems, or even attempt to dominate the galaxy with your personal fleet. Yes, you heard right: a fleet! Unlike Escape Velocity, you may own as many ships as you like from the 70 available in X2's arsenal. These are split up into 11 different classes, ranging from the smallest and fastest fighters to the most massive capital ships, and all are upgradeable to the nth degree. The way that you develop your fleet is up to you: you can earn money and increase your fleet the peaceable way through trading and accepting missions that require you to ferry passengers and cargo from place to place, or you can simply begin blasting other ships for bounties and/or capture them to sell or refit. Adding to the complexity of the X2 universe, you can buy and construct space stations. These in turn will require you to assign ships to supply them with resources, defend them from alien forces and pirates, and manage the price of your completed products in order to stay competitive on the galaxy-wide network of systems. From the relatively simple ore mines to the enormously complex and expensive weapons manufacturing fabs, the only limit to your ability to earn money and progress up the ladder is your creativity.
To check out the entire review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: X2 - The Threat
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