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Star Trek Online Forum » Anything Star Trek » Review: Star Trek: The Game (2013) - PC version

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  Silverdagger

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Joined: 10/07/07
Posts: 117

 
OP  5/07/13 8:17:58 PM#1

I'll keep the review short because the game isn't worth the effort of going into detail.  It launched with a lot of hype (but no review copies prior to launch) and fake "10/10" reviews posted by devs posing as customers (on Metacritic).  How did users know they were fake?  A couple gushed about how great co-op was at launch ..but co-op didn't work at launch for customers.  That feature is handled by Steam's servers and no one could get on for about a week.  The fake reviews were removed.

Resist the impulse to buy and instead wait a couple weeks for the release of the film 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. 

Ratings:

Graphics: 7/10 , Music: 8/10, AI:1/10, Voice acting: 7/10, Originality:2/10, Controls (keyboard): 2/10, Bugs: lots. Replay value: 1/10, Ending: 1/10, Story: 8/10 (Genesis device story rehashed with Gorn in place of Khan)

Overall rating: 2/10.

AI is awful.  In the solo campaign you choose Kirk or Spock...whichever character you don't choose to play will tag along to provide the illusion of co-op.  However, the NPC gets lost and says "no" when commanded to come, gets stuck running and won't stop, followed my character up a cliff - got to the top and then ran away!, useless in combat - either it stays behind cover and won't shoot or runs out in the open and keeps calling for help when shot, is useless for sneaking around enemies - jumps out and starts shooting... the list goes on and on.  I completed most of the game solo because the NPC was lost and would instantly appear  when required for a co-op animation.

Detailed reviews:

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/05/06/review-star-trek-video-game/2138391/

Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/star-trek-the-video-game

IGN video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbE5FAn2C7E