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29. Re: Game Reviews Feb 8, 2010, 10:41 JoeNapalm
 
Pros:

-It's Star Trek (in space, really hit the feel of the setting quite well)
-Space combat is fun
-Interesting Crew management system lends depth
-Open instance grouping system makes it easy to play with others
-Highly customizable characters
-Lots of cool goodies (playable Borg, ToS and Wrath of Khan uniforms, etc)


Cons:

-While fun, space combat could have been waaay deeper (Bridge Commander) vs what they did (Starfleet Command II)
-Crew advancement is convoluted an largely nonsensical
-Away missions feel less well developed than the rest of the game...sort of a hybrid FPS but a half-hearted attempt
-MOST missions are lacking in story (though currently doing one involving the Guardian of Forever that is pretty interesting - I think a lot of people DONT READ ANYTHING then complain that the missions lack story (it's there, they just clicked through it))
- The addition of copious amounts of body armor, personal shields, and upgunned personally weaponry does not lend to Ground Missions feeling like Star Trek - once you advance a few levels, those fancy uniforms are covered in Mass Effect-esque combat gear (can be toggled off, but you're still shrugging of disruptor hits) and standard issue Starfleet weapons are replaced with heavier firepower.
-All those cool extra goodies cost cold hard cash as packetized "DLC" (so much for a utopian future where money is considered a barbaric antiquity)

I think the game is good for what it is (Star Trek MMORPG LITE), but people despise it for what it could have been (Multiplayer Bridge Commander with upscale graphics).

-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist
 
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