Posted: March 23
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is perhaps my favourite game out of those that I currently own, there are just so many features and games will last you several hours. Few games have such a high level of replayability and sheer fun factor but Sins manages it with ease. Each faction is well balanced and unique, the split between Loyalists and Rebels is a nice touch, perhaps there could have been slightly more to seperate the two but it's not a pressing issue and they are unique enough.
graphically the game looks impressive, models and textures are of high quality so people who enjoy their shiny games won't be dissapointed. The only particular issue with the game is the engine Ironclad used, it's very old and only uses a single core. Sadly this means no matter how beastly your rig is, during large battles with big fleets the game WILL stutter.
If that doesn't put you off then Sins is well worth a buy, plus the game has modding support with a very active modding community that have made some fantastic mods. While you may not personally wants Sins itself (but it is good so do try it out) there are well developed mods including Halo, Mass Effect and Stargate and a Homeworld mod.
Just for refference I have an i7-3930k clocked at 3.8ghz and the game still loses massive frames and stutters duing big battles. So do keep in mind the engine limitations...I wouldn't mind a Rebellion Remastered on a better engine Ironclad. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.