Installed this bad boy last night. So far looks very good, the graphics are simply gorgeous, very silky and the detail is amazing. The difficulty is through the roof, as you can imagine spaceship battles involving fleets of ships becomes very confusing. However, what I have noticed so far is that there is always a way, and you soon have to learn the correct tactics for the set battle. So far this seems a lot better than the original in nearly all ways, however if you are not a seasoned RTS player or don't have the patience or inclination to become a keyboard shortcut key wizard it may not be for you. Also, if you like playing like a turtle, this game will not suit your style, the best form of defense is attack I haven't tried full online play yet, from the demo that looked very promising, however with the full flotilla of ships now available I can imagine the tactics are completely changed.