I got this on sale for 2 dollars to try after finding another surprise. I had gotten S.P.A.Z. (space pirates and zombies) from some cheap bundle on the net and found it to be really addicting.... costing me 80 hours of time. I had never played these type of space games and I was looking for another. Found this cheap and it is really addictive too. It is old, so yes, there are issues but, if you get it for really cheap, can't complain.
--Sound issues... I just turn it down and play the radio, don't loose much from the game.
--Contols... I have not had a problem. I use pinnacle so I mapped my 360 controller to most of the keys I use from the keyboard. I keep my left hand on that for "keyboard" controls and drive with my right on the mouse. Works great for me.
--Resolution scaling issues. The game does not like to be forced into large resolutions. Although I have fiqured out how to make it work well enough for me and the game plays nice stretched across 68" of real estate across 3 monitors in Eyefinity.
It is addictive and fun. IF you can get past some of the issues and get it on sale, it is a good $2 well spent.