This is a bit dated looking, not a lot of swish in the graphics or sound department, or sound for that matter.
But then again it doesn't really need it, its not a first person shooter or a flight sim looking for photo realism, its a turn based strategy game, that has a lot going for it, pretty simple to master the controls, not easy to master the game. Its a proper old school tactical game, the kind of thing that will keep you going for hours, days, weeks maybe even months. Its got a good mix of style here as well with space combat but land based combat as well, you can customise your ships and land units to try and outfox your foe.
This is a game that will keep you going for a while, as long as turn based strategy is your thing then I recommend this, I have knocked off a star for the dated look, not so much for the game itself but it is the same for the menus and in game controls, otherwise great.