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: bought it based on customer reviews and the fact that it won game of the year. I love the RTS genre and this game is one of the best I've played. There are no "missions" in the treaditional sense, but there are so many variations of maps and styles of play (including for the computer AI) that you will never get bored.