X3 was a game I loved as a kid and I think many people did, cause when you're young you think "more = better". It's only later that you realize that all the [parasitic bomb] they crammed into this game didn't work. Forced encounters with Bit & Byte just mean that every stage has two transition rooms that are empty most of the time. Multiple ride armors are cool, but you need to visit, like, five different stages before you can even unlock ONE of them. Armor capsules in every stage is cool enough, except that most of the chips suck and once you learn about the Golden Armor they all become irrelevant.
Poorly paced game with poorly-thought out expansions and item progression. I'd say at least it had a couple of good boss fights, but something like 3/4 of the boss fights just involved you climbing the wall and jumping over the boss as he charged right at you.