Summary: I made a custom faction, and it was bugged. I did not realize it till I was dozens of hours into the game. But i could not upgrade my fleet size.so I'm stuck at 7 for the size of my fleet instead of 22+. Usless hours spent, I found a bug post from the dev saying yeah that doesn't work right. Okay, so I won't create my own race...fine. I'm not 200+ turns in another game and constant crashing. Has to do with rally points/retreats.
Summary: Very Complex... in a bad way. If the tutorial was better it might be a 4 star...maybe. I will say I love Amazon's customer service 100% helpful in everyway! Even the installing process was confusing but Amazon walked me through it step by step. But I doubt they can walk me through how to play this game... so my review stands as a 2 star..
Summary: Great game but crashes once too often. Everytime i start a game it gets to a point where you can't progress forward without it crashing so i have to start all over. I want to be able to finish an entire game someday. It get two more stars if it didnt crash.
Summary: The AI cheating is so obvious that the game becomes completely distasteful. What a shame as it has plenty of potential. Also, even the largest maps don't give that "endless" expansive space feeling I was hoping for. Have played lots of space sims and this one is disappointing.
Player Driven Creation Driven into Ground by Game Designer's Nightmarish Ideas.
Douglas Hatchett, Amazon
25 November 2012
Summary: I love a good strategy game. Especially when they advertise high levels of customization. So I picked this up during the beta off of STEAM and dutifully worked to improve the title as it went. Here is what went wrong. 1) Combat. Space Combat here is a 5 round Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock battle in which you choose from 8 cards. Each card has an Strong/Weak against item. Some of these "Tactics" will repair your ship, some make it harder to hit.
Summary: The program is buggy, at certain points you cannot open planets menu or move your fleets, you have to restart. The game lacks soul/intrigue. The story is flat, the races are dull. Ship combat is non-existent. Both the combat and camera view are out of your control. There are only very few (3) tactical options Controls for planets and fleets are bulky. Very many important options can be found only on forums, not in the manual.