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GF Rating
5.6

153 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Great in Theory, Poor in Practice

posted by SaintRhys (GREENVILLE, NY) Jul 30, 2008

Member since Apr 2007

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am relatively new to Star Trek, although I have fallen in love the Original Series. That being said, this game both impressed and disappointed me.
It stayed very true to the franchise (i.e. Feds benefit by talking first and shooting later) and the battle and navigation systems approached the difficulties of space flight and fight very nicely. I've played other games where traveling through emptiness has been long and cumbersome (LoZ:Wind Waker), but this game made it easy to get to the next goal and impossible to get lost in space.
Unfortunately the game failed to placate my impatient nature. Turning is incredibly slow and frustrating, it took a while for me to figure out how to recharge my shields, and before you can start blasting your opponent to bits you must spend forever shooting their shields. Phasers and photon torpedoes take a long time to charge while your opponent seems to be getting of two or three times as many shots.
All in all, this game is definitely worth a rent. If, after you try it out, you still want more then buy it, but not before.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Worth Renting

posted by SonicSling (FREMONT, CA) Dec 28, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

The Star Trek geek in me gets exited every time a new Trek game comes out. I picked this one up just as it came out and spent 35 bucks on it.Although it's not a bad game,if you've played a Star Trek ship combat game on the pc a few years ago(i can't remember what the title was)this game is pretty much the same thing.Except this time around it's portable,the bottom screen handles just like the mouse and keyboard,and there are several endings to each mission which you are rated on.Good ratings allow more crew upgrades.
The missions go from extremly easy to pain in my butt.Because of the rather abrupt jump in difficulty. It discouraged me from playing it for over a month.
Overall the game isn't that bad. It's worth a rental for a Trek fan(you can even have the menu's in klingon!).I couldn't recomend it to the gaming majority.

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GF Rating
7

Good

He's dead Jim

posted by gamebug (SAMMAMISH, WA) Dec 29, 2006

Member since Nov 2006

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

star trek tactical assault is a very fun game for star trek fans. you can start a campaign as a klingon or the federation. some of the bad things are is that when your fighting another ship you have to shoot it 10 times to get the shields down then go in for the kill. Also when you are in combat your ship moves really slow and its hard to change directions.

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