By the way, I've seen Star Control 2 mentioned in this thread and I have to agree that this is one of the best Space game ever made. I don't even know what type of game it is. It has so many aspects that it's tough to label but it definitely appeals most to RPG fans. I first saw this game when one of my friend bought it for his 3DO. I laughed at him for buying an "unknown" game that looked like crap.. and then I watched him play and got hooked! I went out and bought a 3DO and the game even though that freakin' machine cost $800 at the time. I still think this is one of the best videogame experience of my life. It's truly an amazing game and it stands the test of time.
For those who are unaware, the source code of the game was released a long time ago and the game is now available for free at the following page:http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
It is now called The Ur-Quan Masters since "Star Control" is a trademark of Atari. Since it is now open-source, people can contribute to the game and improve it. There are now various music remix pack that improves the music in the game, etc. I highly suggest anybody who has never played this game to download it since it is FREE! It's a little complicated to install and get working with the right options (including the 3DO voices and music) but it's well worth it.