I have been playing the demo and really loving it.
Once more time is available I 'll buy this.
I do understand the premise is that you just get to pick ships/equip them and watch them be blasted into smithereens, still I gotta ask.
How about the bigger picture? How about making a galaxy-wide struggle with factions which actually fight those battles and for them might be a matter of life and death, so to speak?
I have been a member of a Total war game mod for some time and I can tell you that the bigger picture counts a lot. You earn a battle against higher odds in one area so that your faction can concentrate on another, etc. while on the same time building up infrastructure and creating labs/research and industrial capability to bring better guns to bear against the enemy. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated to work. I played the demo and won some battles, it was great. It would have been greater to be doing all that for a greater purpose than just unlocking some better gizmos for your ships. Are there plans for a “Space Battles Galactic TW” kind of game (TW meaning Total war)? The space battle engine is there, all you need to do is create the empire-running part and you will have created a great 4X game for all. Funny part about 4X is if you press “shift” while typing it it creates a “$” sign resulting in $X. I hope it can and will in your case as well, Mr. clifinski, since this demo I played is well above the norm, especially on a very old old laptop.