Summary: Ok so I am going against the popular opinion here. My friend and I had a blast with MOO3. Sure there are some things that didnt quite add up, or were buggy. But overall, the size of the galaxy, diplomacy with other races, and eventually attacking the Orions (or my friend :D) made those minor issues...
Summary: Interesting and intuitive interface. Micro management yields ambiguous results. Hard to pick up again after you leave it for a few days. A bit tiresome to play overall. MOO 1&2 were better for me.
Summary: I have never before given a bad review on a game in a series I liked, but they just really messed up with MOO3..... was a complete failure compared to #1 or 2... :/ First game I have considered trying to get a refund for was just terrible.
Summary: Overall, is it worth it if its in the bargin bin? I think yes, there are tons of crappy games you could by at walmart or best buy that will you will play for a day and forget the next day. comparable to todays strategy games? no.
Summary: The most abysmal game I have ever had the misfortune of playing. Worst game of the decade. It is almost as if it had been deliberately designed to be confusing, frustrating, and bland. Trust me: Don't even play it if it's released for free.
Summary: I have played MOO2 and was excited about playing the 3rd installment. It had great potential but very poor execution of the game. The tech takes for ever to build up, the ships are extremely slow to build.