Stellaris, the grand strategy/4x hybrid from Paradox, wasn’t trying to be Crusader Kings 2 in space. It’s a very different game, with a focus and goals that don’t quite fit in with the personality-driven world of Crusader Kings. And that’s fine. I enjoy Stellaris a great deal and can’t wait to see how it grows. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to play Crusader Kings in space though, and Alliance of the Sacred Suns [official site] looks like it might be almost exactly that.