King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
I guess space battles are more fun to play than inviting fellow captains over for a cup of Earl Grey.
There are other options. In the old 25th-anniversary computer game, I found the obligatory space-battle portions to be annoying interruptions of the main game play, which was more about exploring and solving problems and puzzles. I found the puzzles frustrating and usually had to fall back on the cheat sheet or walkthrough or whatever it's called, but at least it was more interesting than the battles.