The thing is that the game could have been good, but it just has so many issues that it simply is not enjoyable. Buttons don't work. Unmovable UI elements that do nothing but block useful buttons. Some loading screens are missing. Ships get stuck in orbit during combat.
Game crashes a lot. Multiplayer is unplayable. Skirmish mode is glitched and unplayable. And the list goes on, and on. LoP in it's current state is simply in an alpha state of a regular game, it's incomplete, filled with bugs and problems. It's just been a head ache to play, and made me really regret buying the game on steam. My recommendation for anyone who was planning to get this game is don't, at least not until the fix the game or finish it. If you are looking for a good 4x space game then I would suggest checking out Endless Space, while it has it's fair share of problems, the game is playable and enjoyable for what it is, whereas LoP is not. While LoP does have potential if the bugs are fixed, the game in it's current state it is no where close to being worth 40$ because the game is incomplete, buggy, glitched, and just bad.
Release Date August 14, 2012
Developer Novacore Studios
Publisher Kalypso Media USA Inc.