Disclaimer: Have you ever wandered trough Steam, checking out several games, their screenshots, checking them out to add to the wishlist (or buying them right there on the spot)? Well, I did. It was a cold winter sales, Steam made a huge sale on this game, the screenshots didn't promise much but since I'm generally hyped for Sci-Fi ships games I went away and got it. Well, it was cheap, it was indie (I like to support indie developers) so it wouldn't be a total loss. I downloaded the game (pretty small download) and the next few hours of my life were lost in this brilliant masterpiece.
This game is an RTS/RPG mixture in wich you have your own ship and crew with minimalistic graphics, you travel trough space and sometimes you encounter some enemy ships (or you decide to turn hostile on them). You have to controll your crew and the game ends when they die. Pretty easy until here right? Now add up the fact that you have several modules on your ship, upgrades, money, fuel and ammunition. Getting more complex isn't it? Now add up the fact that you are prompted with most of the choices you have to do like, for example, you detect a ship who's requesting help, you go near it and they approach you with a question like: "We got out of fuel, could you give us some?" and then they prompt you with 2 choices: a) Give them the fuel (and wander if they'll give you something when you reach a safe spot or maybe you're just a good soul); b) Kill them and steal their money and ammunition. All of this and much more, make one of the most fun, innovative and immersive games I've played recently.
Words can't describe this game at all. It's a immersive experience without using pretty graphics. Using it's own originality it conquered a space among most of the AAA games I've played and I don't regret a single penny from what I paid.
PS: They upgrade everyone to Advanced Edition without asking for a single extra buck, +1 for that!