I grew up loving the 1st edition of this game and to find the second for $5 a book is amazing. The game is, as anybody who knows the rolemaster system will be aware, incredibly detailed and can be a bit chart heavy but it bears remembering that most of the rules are optional. If you don't want to spend ages constructing a planet from scratch, complete with randomised adventures, you don't have to. But if you do, then the rules are there to do it. It's not always the easiest game to play, so not for absolute beginners, and it is (sometimes unfortunately) scarily easy to get killed, no matter how powerful your character, but in my experience this only adds to the stress and tension in the game, compared to something more fast paced foolhardy friendly like Star Wars. So if your looking for an in depth, character heavy RPG, Spacemaster is well worth investing some time in!
[5 of 5 Stars!]