I've always loved space and anything to do with it. Games like Endless Space and Sins of a Solar Empire have occupied lots of my time with such replayable gameplay.
If you like spaceship adventuring and being a captain of your own mothership, then you will probably enjoy this game.
The aesthetics are good, the music and sounds match the atmosphere and are nothing too crazy. The voice acting and cutscenes are below average, but do not take away from the game too much. Some of the cutscenes also do not appear to be skippable, which is slightly annoying to me since I can read faster than the text stays on screen. The story seems to be decent, with lots of factions vying for control in the Star Wolves universe.
The controls may be difficult if you aren't used to this type of gameplay, however, experimentation and practice with what each button does will help familiarize yourself with fairly quickly. The learning curve is moderate to difficult - especially considering that there is no in-game tutorial. It is strongly recommended that you first check out the tutorial missions before jumping into the main game. You can die very, very fast in this game. Save often just in case.
Gameplay can be sped up to 8x normal speed, and you probably will be using that option a lot during your travels. You can select 1 of 4 classes to start with, each with its own specialized skill/perk tree.
In the beginning of the game, you are constantly presented with numerous decisions, which I found to be very nice for open-world style gameplay. There are a variety of ship parts and weapons to select from. The galaxy map is very, very large and expansive, allowing for a lot of exploration.
There is a lot to do in this game, and you can even dock fighters inside your mothership.
If you really enjoy spacefaring and space combat, check out this game.