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GF Rating
5.3

3628 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Don't let the awful controls sway you!

posted by XPhile (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Dec 20, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

96 out of 101 gamers (95%) found this review helpful

Okay, so first off, let me say, I imagine you'll get the most value out of this game if you're already a fan of the Star Trek series. That being said, I must say, for an RTS (a type of game I don't usually play,) I was pretty impressed. The first, and most immediately noticable problem is the controls. They take a while to get used to, and after a few missions, still aren't exactly second nature. My other major problem, is that they went to all the trouble to get the voices of all the Star Trek captains to do the game, and so far, I haven't even seen a CG rendering of their faces. Everything is the outside of the starship.
That out of the way, everything else is great. For an RTS, it's not the epic scale you're used to. I've got four ships in my fleet, and you control each of them individually. Your ships will attack without you, but you're always in charge of one ship, and when you hit the trigger, the phasers fire. You order repairs on the hull, they happen. It controls almost like a squad-based shooter. (Except it's in space.) Also, if you're a Star Trek fan, it's fun to hear all those Ensigns say "Aye sir!" The graphics aren't exactly up to Oblivion's standards (the game was made by Bethesda, in case you didn't know,) but they're still pretty decent. You can tell that your nacelles are damaged, on fire, or pretty much toasted. The layouts (you can't exactly call them terrain if there's no actual ground,) are pretty well varied. Certain planets are bigger than others, don't fly through corrosive nebulae, and don't fly into the sun.
As far as gameplay goes, except for controls, it's pretty good. It's not an out and out kill the badguy, there are protection and convoy missions, patrol, divide and conquer, etc etc. You can command the ships as one, or split them up into different objectives. Definitely check it out, hitting the "keep it" button is up to you.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Star Trek Legacy

posted by BuddhaDS9 (CLEVELAND, OH) Aug 27, 2007

Member since May 2007

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The best review I can think to give you is this. If your a fan of the shows, and I do mean a fan, not just a person who every once in a while gets drunk with the frat bros and catches half a re-run once a year...
If your a fan, it's the bee's knees. The sounds, the ship functions, the giant slow turns of ships almost a mile long. It's a decent ship to ship fighter. Limited story line, and multi-player needs some work, but over all, not a bad Star Trek game.

On the other hand...

If you don't know, watch, or even half-like Star Trek, DON'T EVER PLAY THIS. PERIOD. You will not enjoy yourself.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Despite Quirks Game is Very Cool

posted by DrMindcrim (CENTENNIAL, CO) Dec 18, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

46 out of 51 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

Legacy has a few quirks with the multiplayer (mostly dealing with the lobby) but the game is very fun and visually stunning. I read some early reviews that complained about controls, which are complex, but not impossible to learn and even add to the breadth and depth of control you have over your fleet. The ships move and turn slowly which will turn off players looking for a twitch-reflex game.
This game is more for people who are looking for a starship combat game that is more strategic than reflexes. It reminds me of the FASA Star Trek Strategic Combat Simulator board game and even contains some of the ships from those (much) earlier role playing games such as the Romulan Winged Defender.

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