I'm generally a fan of the game series, I am also a hardcore MP gamer - focusing on strategy games of all sorts. I was very excited about GC3 getting MP support, which probably accounts for something of my disappointment. Simply stated: the multiplayer is horrible! No proper configuration (turn timer, transparent galaxy configurations, password lock on games and so forth) and the "community" is a. very very small, and b. composed of jerks. Unless MP will undergo a serious overhaul I don't think I will return to this game anytime soon, which is a real shame.