How could you do so bad when you have the same format of previous great games. Mass Effect is the most perfect example. Beam down with a crew, fight it out; solve puzzles, run missions. How can you mess this up?
Graphics are horrible (pre X-Box), at times the speech and the character did not match, in a freakin cut-scene; and the game play was...
Seriously, wasted enough time writing this...you're better off playing Knight of the Old Republic on X-Box; or one of the old PC Star Trek games; they are better than this mess.
Giving it a 2 because of the Star Trek name.
Star Trek is exactly what you'd expect to see from a licensed movie-tie in game. It compliments the new Star Trek movie franchise a little bit and is meant to be played co-op for the best experience. The budget third person shooter is nothing but average.
You can choose to play as either Spock or Kirk, and each of them brings something different to the table to alter gameplay mechanics. It's designed around 2 player co-op, and if playing solo the computer will take control over either Kirk or Spock. Playing solo wasn't that fun since my ally never really added much to the gameplay accept to command them to maneuver points and such.
Star Trek also seemed outdated or possibly used last-gen engines, but it's nothing like the amazing special effects in the 2 movies. Graphics were bad and smeary and sound quality wasn't great either, even though a lot of the actual actors did the voices, which was good to see. It's definitely a bit laggy at times, and shooting mechanics can be unresponsive. There is using cover and crouching, but I found it extremely sketchy and difficult to use because of inconsistency.
However Star Trek does allow you to use a huge variety of over 10 weapons, all with 2ndary firing modes too. Most can be upgraded in the menu with XP. You also have a nifty Tricorder that scans the areas for guns, xp, and other good secrets or interactions. It reminded me of Batman's sonar ability. The Tricorder is used to solve puzzles and find hidden objects, but I think that stuff has been done before too many times. That can also be upgraded to boost its power.
If you're a Trekky and a gamer, or a fan of the new movies, it's still worth playing for a weekend. It's best played with a friend since the only other mode is the 2P co-op. Don't expect anything radical in terms of gameplay or cutting edge anything.