Postat: 24 ianuarie
I personally cannot reccomend this as a good Star Trek game.
It just doesn't feel like Star Trek to me, not anymore.
It is a limited class-based MMOG that has a Star Trek skin on it. You play as either a Tactical, Science or Engineer officer in either the Federation, Klingon or Romulan empires in a loosly based galactic war. With nerfed-down Borg on the side. You mainly fight in spaceship battles in a simple mix of class ships with the same objective: destroy the enemy.
The big enemies in the game aren't very consistant, and in the effort of balancing factions and abilities the gameplay is largely bland between the options. It is a damage-oriented spaceship combat game followed in a third-person camera. And that's about it. The core Star Trek stuff about exploration, discovery, and diplomacy are shunted aside into scripted missions that are either given or produced by other players now. To me it kills the immersion when the Star Trek skin is such a combat-oriented game when the shows and movies tried so much harder to give a more peaceful alternative as much as possible, and only using violence as a last resort.
Now there is a ground-based combat aspect, but unless you try to focus on it - it really isn't that big a part of the game outside the scripted missions.
I have hundreds of more hours experience than Steam has record of on this game, and I can tell you as the years have gone on the game has suffered under a constant power creep in an attempt for player retention. To me its become a point of negativity as so much of the game has become a grindfest as opposed to an actually enjoyable experience.
Its good its free-to-play, it does have some very enjoyable aspects to it - but to me it isn't so much a Star Trek game as it is a game with a Star Trek skin. It is a combat-oriented grindfest for the next big loot with no real end in sight with an ongoing power creep to push the player for the next new thing.