gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I did enjoy this game. I'm a Star Trek fan so the context was fine for me. The graphics are nice. And it's simple to play. The only issue I have is choosing the Breen as one of the major players instead of the Borg. The multiple combat schemes (either you get to control the ships, or the ships run through long simulation, or the outcome is determined instantly) allow you to choose how involved you wish to play. Nice to see a Wii game with these strategy aspects to the gameplay. Rare I think for the Wii.
I can understand for those who are not into simple strategy games that this game might seem lame. Place this game is the context of Risk or Masters of Orion, and you'll have an idea of whether you'll like it or not.
posted by IncubusJax (MAPLE VALLEY, WA) Jan 6, 2008
Member since Sep 2007
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Space, the final frontier, but none of that matters because this is ST: Conquest!
It's like the Game of RISK, but Star Trek Style.
So here's the setup - the universe has gone to poo, and now it's every man for himself. If you choose a conquest game, you get a game board. For example, I played Federation, so I started out with Earth and the Voyager. You get three types of ships - Galaxy, Voyager and Defiant. I won my "conquest" with Galaxies.
You get three "Fleets" of Nine Ships, and each world can have a starbase, turrets and either a research or mining facility. All are important.
You take your fleet, and you move it to a hostile controlled planet and then you go into 3D battle mode (or you can let the computer decide - fighting yourself always turns out better for you).
In 3D mode you can tell your ships to fire at will, but that never works. Pressing the down arrow tells them to go defensive and up tells them to go offensive but stay in formation. Either way, keep them in formation. It's the only way. I found a standard hit and fade tactic worked best and beat the game that way.
The game if fun, because it mixes that "risk" style board type gameplay with 3D battles - which gives you enough of both worlds to play.
It's a renter for sure, but fun enough. You can tell it was very hastily thrown together, and the video will only output at 420i, so if you're running a 420p, you will be downgraded for this game.
But, not a bad rental if you like Star Trek give it a shot, it's a fairly easy game to play and there is some fun to be had here.