Posted: December 27
Star Trek is the video game based on the newer "Star Trek" films directed by J. J. Abrams. As far as I know, it takes place between the two released films, "Star Trek" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Despite recieving generally negative reviews from critics, this game is still pretty decent. Not the best, but still an enjoyabel game. SIDE NOTE: I haven't completed the game yet, but I think I've played enough to write a decent review.
- Decent story. Not anything spectacular, though.
- Good graphics. Nice cutscenes, too.
- Although the gameplay is a bit bland, it is still fairly enjoyable. The combat is cover-based and you can use a small variety of weapons.
- The music's alright.
- Pretty good voice acting.
- Decent animations.
- You can play as either Kirk or Spock.
- There is co-op. I haven't tried it to see if it works, so I can't really give a solid opinion on it.
- You don't need to be a huge Star Trek fan to enjoy this. I am personally a huge Star Wars fan, but I still enjoy the game and the new movies.
- You will have to know a bit about the movie "Star Trek" to understand the plot of the game.
- There are very few graphics options. The only ones are resolution, fullscreen/windowed, aspect ratio, texture detail, and one or two other options. As a result, the game doesn't run as well as I'd like it to on my PC. You also can't turn of motion blur. Ugh.
- The AI partners aren't too bright sometimes. They're usually okay, but sometimes they can be a bit annoying.
- A few grammar errors here and there, such as "Press Q Kirk/Spock move to." Yes, it does actually say that.
- The enemies are pretty easy to beat even on medium difficulty, which is what I'm playing on.
Overall, Star Trek is not as bad a game as some reviews might say. It has its flaws, just like every other game, but if you're a fan of shooters, sci-fi games, Star Trek, or maybe even Star Wars, you could still give this a shot.