Summary: Ok, it's snazzy looking. But, when you get right down to it, the game is nothing more than Masters of Orion on steroids. You win by creating an enormous fleet and moving it from planet to planet, while your opponent does the same.
Summary: I barely escaped wasting fifty bucks on "Spore" because rather than getting caught up in the media frenzy around that electronic version of the Edsel, I waited to see what the reactions of the gaming community were. Glad I waited.
Summary: After playing this for the last few days (over 24 hours of actual game play) I have come to the conclusion that this is just a paired down version of Master of Orion 3. Yes the graphics are nicer but the game has only one difference from MoO3, it isn't as customizable.
Summary: The battles look great when you zoom in, but you really can't fight that way because you miss too much, like more enemies joining the fight. You basically spend all your time fighting off pirate attacks (when in history have pirates ever messed with fleets of warships?).
Summary: The game itself is decent: slow but fun. The support is poor, however. There is a serial # inside the box. This is a bother, but it's perfectly understandable. However, it's the beginning of an adventure, or was for me. Installed the game and looked for updates.
Summary: Having read the rave reviews and having bought the game, I am very disappointed. It is nowhere near as good as Galactic Civ (which I would rate a 3) and not a patch on the Homeworld series (which I would rate a 5).
Summary: Bought this; played it once; didn't think much of it, I'm afraid. Hard to say why: simply didn't engage me. One reviewer mentioned Master of Orion II - now that was a game that grabbed me; couldn't stop playing, so many bad days at work after being up all night fighting some huge battle or other.
Summary: Clunky looking ships. Poorly realised art style. NO CAMPAIGN MODE! I knew something was going to go wrong when the horrible voiced 1980's movie opened the game. But then it started and whoops!! where is the actual game. You basicaly run skirmishes. That is it. A complete dissapointment.