For fans of Master of Orion 1 & 2, Distant Worlds, Stardock's own Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations 1 & 2, and pretty much every other decent space 4X game: STARDRIVE
I used to be pretty active on the forums here. FE had a lot of potential - a lot of it that actually realized, too - but it kind of fell short. To me, there's something still missing from it.
However, I found this game Stardrive - www.stardrivegame.com - and have, for the first time in some time, been inspired to get the word out about a game in development. I searched through the forums here and was saddened to see not a single mention of it, but I tell you all that it is a game to watch.
Watch my Let's Play series on it (I suck, so please don't expect gold), but it starts to give you a good feel for how awesome the game's potential is: http://stardrivegame.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=449
It combines pretty much everything I've liked about all the above games. It could use more depth (which its developer has promised) and some other aspects fleshed out, but it's already very fun and a game I can't stop talking about.
Anyone else playing its Alpha?