This game plots you against 2 super powerful AI's, and starts you with one planet, one base, and you must build up from there.
So my 2 other friends and i have a fleet of over 3000 ships. We have captured 12 combined planets, and we are doing amazingly, when we find the husk of an ancient ship.
It calls to us, and asks us to repair it.
We start repairing it with everything we had.
10 minutes later, it gets fixed, and we get a ship called the 'Exodian Blade.'
The Blade shoots a laser that instakills most ships in its path. However, it is super, super slow.
We become greedy, and we start capturing planets, with the Blade singlehandley defeating everything on it.
But when one of my scientists conducts a survey and finds a strange subspace signal, the AI gets mad, and launches a full scale assault.
Even with the Exodian Blade, we couldn't defend forever.
We had lost all but 2 of our planets; only our capital and a far-off isolated colony remained.
We had repositioned the 300 ships left from our 3000 ship fleet at the capital.
When suddenly, my friend completes a nuke.
He had been building it all game.
We use the nuke, completely destroying every ship and planet except for one AI's home and our captial.
We track down the AI home, and send the Exodian Blade there.
Meanwhile, a devourer golem appears, which slowly moves and instakills any ships next it, at my capital.
Fast forward, I had kited the golem away, and the Blade arrived at the AI home.
We were surprised to see that there were only 300 ships there. Nothing that we can't handle.
Then we realize that we needed to destroy 13 different shield generators around the planet that protected the AI core.
"We can do that! We have the most overpowered ship in the game! We can just instakill them all," we all exclaimed.
"The most overpowered ship in the game" looked like crap to what came in next.
A exogalactic wormhole appears, and through it come 3000 different max level ships, ships with missiles, ships with integrated shields, ships we have never evever seen before.
It took a minute for the Exodian Blade, with 200 million hitpoints, to die.
We hadn't destroyed a single thing on the AI home planet.
We had lost on difficulty 'very easy.'
I cant even imagine what the highest difficulty level is like.
This game is the only game that can make you go from amazing to crap so quickly, and still be fun.
This game is the only game that makes losing fun.
This game is the spawn of Satan.
But it might have well been a gift from heaven.