PC Gamer writes: "This would have been the stuff of our geek dreams five or ten years ago. The space battles of Star Wars, only we're controlling them. It's real-time, galactic scale, space armageddon, and it'll run reasonably well on all our PCs.
The action takes place around planets, of which there are about 15 on a small map and up to 100 on a large one. Fleets battle over them, bombard them to eradicate hostile populations, then drop colony pods on them to propagate their own civilisation. You can only travel between planets linked with phase-lanes, so the maps are spiderwebs of possible routes for your fleets, and bottleneck planets quickly become chokepoints."