GameZone writes: "Pen-and-paper RPGs couldn't survive on a console. Pitfall couldn't compete against Tomb Raider. The first Final Fantasy couldn't compete with the most recent sequels. Yet when it comes to the strategy genre, such a comparison does not ring true. Incredibly, strategy games with minimal graphic detail and mounds of text information can exist alongside the high-end real-time gameplay of Sins of a Solar Empire. "