Game getting hammered on the Steam forums and other gaming forums. We may have a second SotSII situation.
Seems I've been getting lucky on these games. Avoided SotSII and this one and pre-ordered Endless Space which is actually quite great if a bit simple and got Galactic Civilizations II:UE on the Steam sales. In fact if you want a great space 4x get GCII:UE or MoO2 or Endless Space for something lighter. Shame, this one had promise but the forums are really flaming.