I hate everything about it. Well, aside from the concept (Sci-fi Civ sounds lovely).
- Aesthetically, the game looks like garbage. It's bland, it lacks polish, it feels cheap.
- The UI needs a ton of work, and relies way too heavily on iconography.
- The tech web is a neat idea, but feels far too aimless and unintuitive.
- The non-combat route is shallow and unengaging; the lack of (meaningful) culture and religious input hurts this aspect the most.
- Stations feel like a half-baked idea.
- The lack of historical grounding hurts the game in so many ways. It makes everything less intuitive (predicting AI, having a reference point for nations, having a reference point for technology, etc.). It also impacts a lot of Civ's "historical fan fiction" charm; the idea of a modern military formed under the leadership of Genghis Khan...
- Sponsors are nowhere near as interesting (or plentiful) as their Civilization counterparts.
What do I like? Iunno, the espionage stuff is cool, the early game is slightly more interesting, and I think miasma is a cool mechanic. I'm not a hardcore fan of the genre, but this game was a pretty huge disappointment. Playing it makes me want to turn it off and play a better Civ game.