After thinking a bit too hard on whether to buy X3 during the summer sale and then the midweek sale I've become a bit more interested in playing a space sim. I've played a few in the past, freespace etc. but never really got deep into them as I was probably a bit too young to understand the mechanics.
I love the idea of X3, build a space empire sort of deal. But the extreme learning curve really put me off. I probably watched a hour or so of tutorial and beginners guide videos on youtube before I just had enough and said meh, I'll go play some more endless space or SPAZ instead.
But after some thought I do want to try one of the games in this genre out. Is X3 the best there is in terms of a modern space sim? If it is I may pick it up when its on sale again.