I just wanted to mention to anyone who was "on the fence" about this game back when it was released that it is now available on Steam for $10.
I happened to notice it two nights ago, and I figured, What's 10 bucks?" and snapped it up.
I'm pleasantly surprised. Very pleasantly surprised, in fact.
This is fairly deep tactical fleet sim. It's also one of the prettiest space games I've ever seen. It has good to great voice acting, runs smoothly, and so far the story is interesting. There IS a bit of a learning curve, but the first few missions fulfill the tutorial role quite well, so I didn't find it nearly as difficult as the demo.
In short, I've been hankering for a good sci-fi space game, and this is just what the doctor ordered.
I picked it up with a few misgivings, remembering my dismal experience with the demo. (I couldn't finish it, couldn't understand it, so I gave up.) But for $10, well, I think I've already gotten 10 dollars worth of enjoyment out of it, and I'm only 4 missions into it.
From what I understand, there are some pretty frustrating missions coming up, hopefully I'll be able to "walkthrough" my way through them if worse comes to worse.