There was a time when the you had little choice when it came to playing a sci-fi 4X. These days? Between Endless Space, Stellaris, Galactic Civilizations 3, Sword of the Stars, the new Master of Orion... you're spoilt for choice. But I can understand if nothing has quite scratched your itch for intergalactic politics, ship building and inevitably, planet conquering. Well, there's a new alien on the block called Stars in Shadow.