The RTS part of the game ruined it for me. I loved everything about the game until it came time to play the main part of the game... the RTS ugh. So tempted to pick it up for this price though wow.
I'm in exactly the same boat. The concept is awesome, and the gameplay was just fine the way it was in the beginning. But then the RTS portions showed up out of nowhere and killed it for me. It's still a great game, and it's definitely worth $3. But I just couldn't push myself to get through the RTS parts.