WarningMight contain spoilers.

I’ve never seen another strategy game that so perfectly captures the magnificence of the cosmos, both visually and in its intangible ambience. The music is fantastic—one section of ‘Axial Tilt Zero’ strongly reminds me of a recent favourite, No Man’s Sky. The various factions are impressively distinct in personality and play style, with the rare animated story segments being quite enjoyable.

I did find the game difficult on the whole. The interface is very smart in some ways and quite silly in others. I still like the concept of the quests, continued from the reasonably good ENDLESS™ Legend, whereas I loathe the entire hacking misfeature, which nearly ruined the game for me. I wish I could disable it outright, independently of everything else.