Summary: Light of Altair is unpleasant to look at, unpleasant to listen to and unpleasant to play in general. I gave up after the second mission when I realised that all of the game was going to be one unusually long tutorial.
Summary: This is definitely one of those games where the term synergy applies. Although there's no one thing about it that is truly great, the colony building, ship combat, pleasant visuals, and the nice techno-electronica soundtrack combine to make for a fun and engaging gaming experience. Also, the story may not be up to Bethesda RPG standards, but it does serve to move the game along nicely.
Summary: There have been many Space Based RTS games recently, but none have brought this kind of enjoyment, the graphics, while being not exactly 2009 quality, they look good and the most important feature in any game, gameplay....gameplay feels great, the only downside is the lack of a open-ended game mode.