IGN: It was pitched to me as "Total War meets Master of Orion." Typically, when you hear that kind of statement, it's easy to dismiss it as an obvious, market-minded exaggeration. But when you hear that the project is being headed up by none other than R.T. Smith, designer for most of Creative Assembly's Total War games
Hopefully the AI of this game will be better than what we're used to in the Total War series!
Anyway, I've played Sins of a Solar Empire, Sword of the Stars, Galactic Civilizations II and they all had their clear shortcomings. None of them compares well to old games like Master of Orion 2 and even Star Trek: Birth of the Federation. Here's hoping Armada 2526 gets it right!