Game Vortex writes: "In a universe with titles like E.V.E., the bar for space-based trade and commerce games is set very high. Now, my personal opinion of such games is that they make very interesting spreadsheets with pretty graphics. I hate to name drop right off the bat, but I wanted to lay a comparative foundation. What I do like is the commerce mechanism. At the end of the day, that is why we would play a game like Space Trader: Merchant Marine. So, strip down the visual fluff, and get to what is really important. There are a few very unique aspects of this game that have my attention. I just don't know if they were enough to make this an all around good game. "