Bought from a friend who thought it was lacking in theme. It is, or rather the theme and the mechanics have very little to do with each other, but once you accept that this is a purely tactical/strategic game (like chess) it is quite good.
Bought from a friend who didn't like it all that much. As a fan of the RTS computer game I was highly skeptical of this game at first, but it has become one of my favorites. Once you've mastered how to set the game up, it can be played incredibly quickly and is highly enjoyable even with 2 players.
My friends don't seem to like it though, as they all complain that it ends too quickly; ie. just when they get their Carriers and Ultralisks on the board. I can see where they are coming from, but feel that this is simply part of the game that you have to accept.