Summary: I tried to play it and just got bogged down with all the things going on. The battle scenes were pretty bad and mostly I just hated the times of waiting for something to be researched so I could research something else. I didn't like the ships movement either as I couldn't see how far they would travel when I sent them out. Very frustrating. I think they should have made it more of a gradual learning phase instead of needing to know all that at the beginning.
Summary: Very much like the "Civilization" game in that it is turn-based, you play against computer AI, customizable settings and lots of in-game information to process. Even includes governors to help avoid micro-managing headaches. Highly recommend title this to anyone. Can even run the game with older model system with lower end graphics (64mb RAM on-board video).
Summary: I tried to like this game, I really did, but I have to concede and say this game just isn't that interesting. It does almost everything right, but misses the crucial "fun" part of the game. Slow, unimaginitive, stylistically devoid, ugly (particularly the race portraits), bland, and ultimately, just boring. There's a critical lack of cohesion between all the aspects of the game, making playing a chore. I'd rather play any of the Master of Orions than this.
Summary: The game has many glitches. Saving is a chore once you get farther along in your game. This game can hardly be categorized as a true video game. It is like a board game on the computer. Not a great buy.
Summary: The space graphics are fantastic. However the game loads and unloads at a snails pace. There were no rules or instructions, such as what knowledge gains lead to what advancement. There are 4 ways to win, but I have only figured out how to win using one method. I don't make individual moves of pieces, but set where I want the computer to move the piece to and autopilot takes over. I like this, but it does not stop when encountering another race's ship.
Summary: This game is about to be deleted from my computer. Why? Because I can't stop playing it. It's keeping me up at night. My job is on the line. My wife hates me. My dog hates me. (the cat doesn't care). addictive and dangerous.
Summary: I Think that this is one of the best expansions to come out in a while, even beating my all time favorite, Half-life: Opposing Force in terms of new content. There are enough new features and gameplay improvements that Stardock could have realesed this as a full blown sequel, and it would not have been considered more of the same. It even manages to improve the amazing AI from the original, which i thought was impossible.