I now have X-wing and played a few games. I really just want to share my experiences.
first off, it worth mentioning I have 2 starter sets and one of each expansion. At no point was I interested in playing with the sad contents of a single core set, so I got enough to play 100 points to begin with.
I love Star Wars and I love space battles, and this game has got a lot of star wars and a very good system for space fights. It's a fun game, but it also feels very incomplete so far. I think FFG made a mistake with three aspects of the game and they're here:
1) the loose your action rule when you collide with another ship. I don't see why in 3D space that it would be a problem. I believe the ships should just touch bases and be considered to be outside each others firing arc. When the dog fighting gets down and dirty it's almost impossible not to collide at some point and it annoys me that it has to cost an action..
2) they should have brought out wave 2 right away. I've played maybe 5 games and already I'm a little tired of x-wings vs TIES. I would have loved to have more options for customizing my force right of the bat. Also there is simply not enough upgrades worth taking so far. The upgrade system seems a little clumsy. Marksman is by far the meanest generic upgrade and r2d2 on Luke is naughty. Other than that they're too expensive, especially because you often wants to upgrade your great pilots making them way to expensive. More ships means more attacks and there isn't a single upgrade thats good enough to actually defend the choice of not going vanilla for more ships. The pilots are not much better. A couple of them are really good, the rest are hardly worth taking over their cheapest option. I personally hate that their ships are identical, why couldn't Wedge have one more power and where is his unique dial to represent his famous maneuvers like the Antilles Maneuvre? The fact that ALL x-wings and TIES have the exact same statline apart from upgrades and pilot skill is just a little tedious to me.
3) why are TIES faster than x-wings? All rpgs and fluff stories I've read clearly states that.a standard TIE/in and an x-wing has the same speed. Where is the ties famous talon roll manouvre?
Also more scenarios!
i really want to like this game and I probably will after a couple of more expansions, it just feels so incomplete at the moment.