As an old adage says, give back to Ceaser what belongs to Ceaser.
I heard alot of ppl around here talking about EAW as totaly new concept which uses the real time galaxy map with two separate phases (especialy some members of dev team and LA team but that's the marketing). The space phase and the ground phase.
Well I'm sorry for you but there is nothing revultionary in EAW. All this concept was created long time ago but not in a galaxy far far away. Matter of fact it was so close to us that is almost insane.
The concept or real time strategy on galaxy level was made first byDigital Reality
the hungarian dev team.
They released two games based on this concept. The Imperium Galactica 1 and 2.
The imperium galactica 1 was running under DOS exclusevly while 2 was running under Windows 98 and XP.
Here is the review of the Imperium Galactica 2
The Imperium Galactica 2
It had some good points and some bad points just like any product but I strongly invite you to read the review.
To make long things short here are some pics from the game :