Was a promising game, got it cheap so I didn't care, but I advertised it with some friends and I feel bad right now. I virtually shelved it in my library and waited patiently for good updates to come but they never did, and the game was released unfinished, development was stopped and the dev got away with all the money.
Now he's making a 'sequel' which I know I won't be buying unless the recommendation ratings are 90% and above, which is unlikely.
A lot of promised features are not present, even some existing features are not fully completed. The game runs bad on my rig after a long session. Visuals are good, but that's about it. Browsing the forums and checking it out again recently, it seems that modders are still trying to make the game work, which is nice, but I still wouldn't recommend it to newcomers.
Thank god I still have GalCiv 2 and GalCiv 3 soon
I don't blame the Early Access model, it's there for games like Kerbal Space Program, in which I would lose approx. 1000 hours of fun if it the model hadn't existed. For games like Minecraft, Starbound, Arma 3, GalCiv 3, etc
In the future I would be more careful about buying early access games unless the ratings are 90% Positive and above, and the game is already feature complete, Thanks Enhanced Steam for that extra data! ratings right now are 48% positive 52% negative, bad.