Love the sound effects (humming of ships, blasters); Graphics ahead of its time; full 3-d (ships can move on x-y-z axis)
The graphics are ahead of its time by a longshot I think and it runs well even on my average "Built-for-home use" pc. Everything is very pretty. I mean there's cool trailing lights coming from the engines of fighters as they fly. The hyperspace animation could have been better but it still looks pretty cool. The explosions are ok but everything is made even better by the awesome sound effects! Maybe it's just me, but I just think the sounds can draw you in, especially the Hiigaran mothership and its entrancing humming engine sounds. Even the small interceptors and scouts sound cool as they are flying.
As far as art design and such, it is appealing, but some things I don't really care for. I like the Vaygr designs a lot more than the Hiigarans (though the Pride of Hiigara Mothership I DO like!).
If you like RTS games like I do and you like sci-fi/space themed things, then this is definitely one of those games that should NOT be missed!