Before you do, I'd recommend to... "try it out". It really isn't for everyone. But if you get into it like I did, you will wake up a few days later, wondering what the hell just happened before shrugging it off and delving back into it just to wake up a few more days later.
Distant Worlds Universe.
Do you remember Aurora 4x? This is it, but in a playable form. Seriously. Guys. Been playing it for a week now. It's amazing.
Can you design your own ships?
*Wallet comes out of pocket and spews 1 dollar bills at the screen*
YES YOU CAN! You can do everything!
Welp, time to get my wallet spewing 1 dollars bills at the screen...
Ah relax, I love 4X games, and I enjoy Aurora, as obtuse as it is, but it's pretty difficult to play, what with and, well, the obtuse everything, so I think Distant Worlds will be for me, also I watched a few videos, and it does seem to be something I'd enjoy.
Also I don't 'try out' games, my internet is too shit for any form of torrent service