Summary: This game is absolutely beautiful. My only gripe has nothing to do with the games design at all I ordered it used and received it in a scratched up broken jewel case I would really have liked to have the box art and booklets and whatnot but these are small complaints. The gameplay itself is a truly sublime experience I started out on a small little planet in a little solar system against one easy opponent.
Summary: SOASE:R has really lived up to its hype! This is a fantastic game that breathes new life into the strategy genre. Be warned though, that the game you receive is actually the rights to a Steam download and not an actual DVD-ROM hard copy of the game.
Summary: (I got it new, not used) The game came in good condition, and it worked beautifully! (I have a new Windows 8 Laptop computer) Plus, the game itself is good fun, I'd certainly recommend this buy.
Summary: This game has way too much management to handle, you have to build something for everything and it just never ends. It takes a lot of work to get to the action. If you like long games with deep, complex empire customization and you have a lot of patience, then this is the game for you. The graphic are quite nice in big battles, if you are patient enough to get to that stage.