I'd really like to play some space oriented exploration type game thing, and could use some advice. What is good, what isn't?
I don't really fancy playing something very old though. Graphics are not overly important, but it becomes a problem for me when a game is trying to be pretty but isn't anymore. Compared to a game like FTL, which isn't pretty but doesn't try to be, and instead relies on design.
I really like just exploring, upgrading ship and crew, finding weird stuff, a bit of action... you know.
Is X3: Terran Conflict a bit too heavy maybe? Is it too focused on trading and such to be exciting? What else is there?