X3: Reunion as-is, you're buying a title with an extremely high learning curve and a docking AI that's great low comedy.
X3 — игра больших возможностей, достойная звания этакого однопользовательского аналога глобальных мультиплеерных проектов.
Still, for what it is, X3 is easily one of the prettiest games to date, as well as an impressive, though dry, achievement. If you like your space epics to be more 2001 than Star Wars, you'll probably feel at home in the universe of X3.
In the end, the experience of playing this game can be roughly compared to swimming through a pile of sewage to get to a diamond ring. There's a great game buried in the coded-up wreckage that comes out of the X3: Reunion box; it's probably not worth the effort to dig for it, though.