Reviewers Liked

  • Tremendous scope
  • Includes new races, new victory conditions
  • Huge-scale space combat
  • Interesting new playstyles and strategies
  • Improved diplomacy and Pirate systems
  • Added ships like the massive Titans and corvettes that wreak havoc on foes
  • Combines all of the content from the original game and the expansions

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Expensive for a standalone expansion
  • Still no campaign mode
  • AI feels weaker