I played the shit out of it for a couple days. Beat it on easy with the engi ship after about four hours. Got to the boss on normal a ton of times but its 100% luck if you can win or not. No matter what ship you have, how upgraded it is, or what your crew looks like if you don't luck into a great set of weapons you can't win.
Well worth the price though and I really hope they churn out a few expansion packs. More random events or different scenarios will be a day 1 buy for me.