Summary: Love the game, amazing environment ripe and begging for a single player campaign. The lack of SP, and the absence of actual up/down travel (a'la Homeworld) is why it's only getting 4 stars from me.
Summary: Epic space battles, awesome detailed graphics, sounds and music, civilization developments and planet conquests, smart strategic choices and tough to beat AI. All the features of a great game that provides infinite hours of gameplay. Too bad the game does not have a single player campaign and that a lot of time has to be spent in galaxy view to manage your empire. They have been a number of very good extensions including entrenchment and more are on the way.
Summary: I just picked up a copy of Sins of a Solar Empire and it's GREAT! It's everything I've been missing from Civ V. You can change the scale from either one solar system or an entire GALAXY, and from my understanding it's completely modable! I'm currently looking for Mods. I read that there's a Star Wars mod and this game would be GREAT as Star Wars, heck the engine/system they developed would be GREAT for Starcraft as well! And that's something that Starcraft lacks!
Summary: Forgive Me father for I have sinned! For the purist real-time strategy gamer, our gaming lives consist of arguing over which RTS's are best, arguing with WoW players wheather it is more Strategic than an actual RTS, and shunning those that spend endless hours shooting each other while we maticulously 4x our way into the wee hours of the night.
Summary: I find this game a little difficult to learn, complicated. it is pretty cool though. And has been around a while. Dont buy a used one like I did. You cant get updates unless you are the original owner.
Summary: I've been trying out multiple RTS games, such as Red Alert, War Craft, Age of Empire, Star Craft, Command&Conquer series, Supreme Commander, etc... This game in particular is considerably complicated and takes time getting comfortable with it, and it is almost the same as the traditional RTS games (gathering resources and such).
Summary: I wavered back and forth for a while before buying this game, but I eventually snapped it up at a Black Friday discount. I was absolutely floored by the smooth graphics. I love to set my camera anchored to a ship and send it through hyperspace with the camera focused parallel to the ship. But I digress. I found the learning curve a bit rough at the beginning, and I'm not sure I would have stuck with the game had it not been for the flawless graphics.
Summary: I have extracted untold hours of gameplay from this title, and it really is a great game and a bargain compared to some of the junk you get with console games at $60 a pop (and you play for a week). Let me say I am not a big RTS fan, because you loose the element of strategy quite often in these games, but this game is head and shoulders above most RTS titles.