I know what you mean. There was a game called Imperium Galactica and it was a very cool space/rts game. I doubt if anyone remembers it but I definately miss games as such. Maybe someone has an epic title in the works...
that game was one of the best space conquest games. i loved how it simulated your rise through the ranks.it really made you appreciate the depth of space and how small your first ship was.
oh and Mech 4 was a step back in technology/graphics/voices/interface pretty much everything from Mech 3.
Mech 3 was the last good mech game. mech 2 trumps all, but Mech 3 had really realistic weapons, and graphics and even the way your mech moved was physically correect (for the most part), the way you rocked back from the AC cannons, and even the AC-LBX guns. the fact that you actually could move your arms AND torso! the game was ahead of its time. I mean the pulse laser was an an an actual pulse! who would have figured!
Mech 4 was a M$ game and was bad in terms of technological advancement..... what were they thinking?