GV: "Recently, an update for X3: Terran Conflict brought the game to 2.0, patching many of the issues that had bothered the game's fans since launch. On top of that, an expansion was also released containing the Aldrin Missions, adding new ships and missions to the game, expanding the amount of content in the title. It's easiest to describe X3 as a sim that feels like it was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Moving from one location to another is unbelievably time consuming, even when using the game's "fast forward" command. It feels in many ways like an MMORPG without an online component, but with as much emphasis on exploring and communicating."