The single-player demo of Star Wars: Empire at War is now available online, which means we can all get our SW RTS freak on, well... by ourselves.

The nice-looking Empire at War is quite a step up from previous strategy incarnations of the seminal sci-fi series (at least visually), so now we can marvel at how many differently-colored laser blasts can fill one screen on your computer at a time.

After watching one of the most exciting opening sequences to a Star Wars movie in years last summer, we're pumped to try anything that'll replicate that massive space-battle feeling. We've been waiting quite a while for word on this game (in a near-final format), so would any early brave demo downloaders care to share about the experience?