Well, to those who may be interested in Endless Space... I've been playing it for a little while now. I haven't really played a lot of 4X games before this. It is quite similar to Sins of a Solar Empire, but only on the surface. It's all turn-based, for one thing. In that, it seems to borrow a bit from Civilization, the way research is set up ( although it's arranged into separate trees rather than interlocking ones ). Combat is ... well, it's not exactly turn-based, but it's not real time, either. It's ... very cinematic, and you basically just choose the actions your ships will take through different phases of combat ( three in total ), and then watch.