Critic & User Reviews
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
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.
posted by SonicSling (FREMONT, CA) Dec 28, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful
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.
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
"It sucks, Jim."
posted by Damaggott (HIGHLAND, UT) Jan 23, 2007
Member since Jun 2005
8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Besides shield facings, there's little involved in battle besides just hitting the fire button and waiting for the weapon to recharge. Weapons take a long time to recharge so the combat is quite tedious. The designers tried to make up for this by making it extremely hard. Often you have to survive multiple consecutive battles in which you're outgunned in every single one.
And, of course, there's the terrain--a sad and very game-breaking aspect of combat. There are asteroids, planets and space stations scattered fairly densely around the battlefield. These things will cause catastrophic damage to your ship if you collide with them.
Now, let me preface this by saying that you cannot fire at an enemy you are not locked on to, period. If you have no target lock, your firing buttons simply won't respond.
If you do have a target lock, the camera is always pointed directly at your enemy, with your ship filling most of the foreground. Thus, the area immediately surrounding your ship is just one huge blind spot.
And there is no radar. No, seriously. In half the fights you get into, you die instantly from hitting something you had no way to see.
The combat in this game is just awful, and combat is most of what it's got. Thus, the game as a whole is pretty much just awful. Their use of the ST license is pretty much mediocre cliché claptrap.
I'd have to say stay away from this one.
If you like good Trek games then you"ll Love this!
posted by gentch (AUBURN, WA) Nov 12, 2006
Member since Sep 2003
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
For $15 its a great game for the DS
posted by ROSSCO (VENTURA, CA) Jan 8, 2008
Member since Apr 2005
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
It would be a great game. If I was a Trecky.
posted by toasttoast (BLOOMINGTON, IN) Feb 23, 2007
Member since Oct 2005
2 out of 8 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
Great game, but difficulty jumped up quickly
posted by topace88 (WOODSIDE, NY) Sep 30, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
I recommend the game to anyone even if it is just for the first 8 missions.