It's in beta but they said themselves that all it needs is a bit of polish and such, but it feels far from that. They are releasing this game in may but this game feels quite far from 2 months release in terms of content. I am 100% sure with time the game will be great though. This game is not worth $50. I bought it for $25 but it still feels like a rip off.
The game lacks content, a lot of content. There's not much to do, there's barely any variety and the game is unnecessarily tedious and unclear in some parts.
-Research is very unorganized in my opinion, it could be done so much better, and you will have trouble navigating it at first, but at least there is a tech tree to look at. Read it, study it and get accustomed to it and it will be easier for you.
-The map as a whole is just boring and lackluster. For a space game I expect an amazing, vibrant, colorful map. I expect the devs to go crazy with the aesthetic of the map but this is really basic. It has no character whatsoever.
-The planet building screen is a complete joke, it's very embarassing. It looks and feels like something from 1995. They could have done so much with this and make it amazing, EASILY, but unfortunately not.
-Diplomacy has three options. War, trade, peace. That's pretty much it. Along with this, is that the factions have NO character and personality whatsoever and are all generic and boring.
-It's quite unclear in some areas. Since there is no tutorial and a severe lack of internet threads on this game, you pretty much have to figure everything out for yourself.
-On some tooltips the words are a bit hidden because the box that they're written in is too small for the words to be placed in. It's quite annoying.
-The AI always rushes militairy even on the lowest difficulty and proceeds to have more than 5x your points. On top of that, the AI is bad. The biggest problem with 4x games is the AI, and this is no exception.
-Planets are somewhat cool especially the extreme planets and the planets with extra stats, but there is a lacking variety of them. Small planets are always dead and massive planets are always dead. I wish there was more to work with in terms of variety, and on top of that I wish that the planets had more character to them. They are all the same except for the stats.
-The game as a whole has no charm. It's very lackluster and generic. It's got no wow factor like distant worlds universe, endless space, etc. I tried very hard to like it but it has nothing special about it.
-The way you acquire ideology points through somewhat random events that give you options to choose is pretty cool, but it get's stale. Pretty much the same thing to what Civilization Beyond Earth did, but a bit better.
-Starbases are pretty fun to setup I guess. You build so many of them that they get to be annoying though.
-Combat is good. One of the only things holding it up.
-Ship designs are good, obviously.
-I'm sure there's more but this game is so un-memorable that I forget.