This game (and every other game in this series) seem to be a small view of the great things that could have come with this game. This game had the potential to be an extremely in-depth geopolitical grand strategy game. Instead, it is a hollow game about military conquest and making money, masked by a clutter of interface options all showing stats of little to absolutely no significance.
This game also feels as if the developers were currently working on a feature, and decided "HEY! Lets add this!" and completely forgot about the task at hand, or could not be bothered to finish said task. A prime example would be the environment system. You may think, "Why, there is none!" and you would be mostly right, however with many Society technologies, they all have to do with the environment, and some even have to do with nuclear fallout (another thing that is not to be seen). And some of the techs say, in the "effects" portion of the tech, "Environmental rating +x%". Well, why would they say it has these effects even though most of these techs dont do anything? Well, the answer is simple. The developers were working on environmental effects to your actions and the actions of other nations, and these technologies would help the global environmental situation. And by hints from the technology, nuclear fallout would be an issue too. However, the developers either did one of two things. They either thought "lets put this in, and this, and this" but never went back to the task at hand (as I said earlier) or had a hard time creating these systems (which I imagine would be complicated) and gave up completely. Not even bothering to remove the technologies that talk about environmental impact, blah, blah, blah.
Also, many (probably a majority) of the technologies have literally no impact. It is literally useless fluff put into the game and branded with a sign saying "THIS DOES SOMETHING" however, it doesnt. Yes, I grant you there are also MANY technologies that do a lot, however if you look at the grand strategy games put out by Paradox Interactive, every single technology has a large impact and is essential.
And all in all, this game is largely unfinished. The developers did update it years ago, however they still left behind the game, and left it very hollow indeed. They moved on to create THREE new titles, all as hollow as this, but with a shiny new interface, map, and a better AI (which is TERRIBLE in 2020, by the way).
Sure, this game can be fun to play even now. However the bad practices that Battlegoat has proceeded with for 4 games (Not sure about SR2010) should not go unnoticed. Practices such as, leaving behind an unfinished game, using said unfinished features and leaving them in other titles (environmental impact "modifiers" still implemented in their SR titles to date). I would also rant about how they pulled Supreme Ruler Ultimate from Early Access and "releasing" it in an extremely unfinished state, however I have a review on that game for you already.
All in all, I would not reccoment anybody to support the bad practices Battlegoat has gone through with many times, and I urge you to turn away from this game and have a look at Paradox Interactive's titles instead. They are very finished, always releasing updates, finishing their games, and have many features. I am sorry Battlegoat but I despise games being left unfinished. Especially 4 games in a row. I would be weary when thinking of buying a game from this company in the future.