So far I'm really excited about this game. Playing the beta now. The interface is a bit clunky, hoping that's fixed by the final release.
I must say, the more I play this, the more I'm getting a throw back to Master Of Orion 2. The third one pretty much sucked. We'll just pretend it didn't happen, like that movie Highlander 2. LOL
Seriously though, I'm very excited for the final release.