Beyond the standout features, Lost Empire is a fairly traditional 4X title. You'll use your fleets to conquer minor races and rivals, manage your economy and research, and try not to have everyone declare war on you at the same time. Unfortunately, a boneheaded interface that makes selecting fleets and sorting through uncolonized planets a giant pain constantly frustrates. Also, it's a bit disappointing that you can't command your ships in battle after designing and building them – all combat is automatically resolved. Still, 4X fans should be able to extract plenty of entertainment from this Danish import.