Playing FTL over the last couple of weeks has inspired in me a sort of nostalgia-fueled space frenzy. Since that little Rogue-like graced my hard drive, I've since installed Independence War 2, Freespace 2, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (On sale on gog.com for $3.99 currently), and have even been thinking a bit about what the hell happened to Homeworld.
Basically, this has all culminated in me once again downloading my copy of X3: Reunion via digital distribution. This is kind of an exercise in masochism if I remember correctly. The game features an 87-page manual and a complete lack of in-game tutorial. I believe the last time I had this game installed, years ago, I had a notepad sitting in my lap with multiple pages of commands, command trees and tool tips written down. The download is currently at 21%...and I'm wondering if I'm not better off just seeking out a copy of Freelancer or something (The first time I got into X3, I played for several days before realizing there was a fast-forward button).
So, what's up space people? Anyone playing X right now? Space sims in general? I'm on a huge fucking space kick right now, right down to Battlestar Galactica in my instant cue, so I want to talk some goddamned space with you people.
Edit: Also, hey. I haven't really been around much the last few years. How's it going...