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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.3

The Press Says

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PC Player (Brazil)
Se você gosta de ficção científica, provavelmente sabe que, nos últimos anos, a Deep Space Nine (DS9) tem enfrentado uma corte marcial intergalática. Com a queda de popularidade, o cancelamento de contratos de brinquedos e as comparações com o adorado Star Trek: The Next Generation, seus criadores vêm lutando para agradar aos fãs, ao mesmo tempo em que tentam conquistar uma audiência maior.
Coming Soon Magazine
In a move that shocked the computer industry to no end, another Star Trek game has been released. Developed by Stormfront and published by Viacom NewMedia, "Star Trek Deep Space 9 Harbinger" recently hit the shelves.
Computer Games Magazine
Complaints aside, this is a well-done graphic adventure that will appeal especially to novice adventurers and Trek fans. Many adventure games make you follow a very specific path but fail to inform you precisely what it is you're supposed to be doing. Harbinger avoids this problem, and does a good job of making you feel like you're on board Deep Space Nine. And you can't ask for much more than that... except a fully functional holo-suite, of course.
PC Player (Germany)
Von der grausamen Grafik vorgewarnt machte ich mich beim Test von Harbinger auf einiges gefaßt und wurde vielleicht gerade deswegen angenehm überrascht. Das wichtigste bei einem Star-Trek-Spiel, die Handlung, haben die Programmierer nämlich sauber hinbekommen. Die einzelnen Plot-Elemente sind stimmig und die Auflösung logisch. In den Dialogen denkt man nie "Das hätte der echte Sisko jetzt aber anders gemacht".
On installation I sat with great trepidation to see if this game would live up to it's Star Trek predecessors. It did. After an impressive simulation of the opening introduction of it's TV namesake it was straight into a puzzle, thus setting the scene for the next week or so of many happy, albeit frustrating, hours of mind boggling gameplay.
Harbinger on horjuva alku Viacomin Trek-pelisarjalle, mutta lähitulevaisuudessa vaanii Jonathan Frakesin ohjaama Star Trek: Klingon (mukana klingonin kielen opetusohjelma) ja Star Trek: Voyager, jossa huononpuoleinen sarja joutuu kuulemma itsensä Looking Glassin käsittelyyn.
PC Games (Germany)
PC-Spiele und Star Trek gehen Hand in Hand. Interplay setzte zunächst die klassische Star Trek-Serie um, Spectrum Holobyte versuchte sich an The Next Generation und Viacom lädt nun zu einem Spaziergang auf der Weltraumstation Deep Space Nine ein.
High Score
DS9 är ett ganska kompetent äventyr, men har inget extra som gör det värt att läggasina surt förvärvade pengar på.
Power Play
Ich habe mehr erwartet: Schade, daß wir auf DS9 nicht mehr erkunden können. Stattdessen pendeln wir im Auftrag von Sisko & Co. Zwischen wenigen Orten, verlaufen uns ständig, lösen zuwenig Rätsel und langweilen uns während der Dialoge. Wer starrt schon gerne minutenlang auf einen unbewegten Bildschirm – da wandern auch die Gedanken des größten Trekkies in ferne Galaxien mit richtigen Abenteuern. Außerdem geht es mir in der zweiten Hälfte nicht „trekkig“ genug zu. Das Geschehen in der außerirdischen Fabrik könnte in jeder anderen SciFi-Serie auftauchen. Spaß macht die spannende Geschichte, aber außer „Wie geht’s denn aus“-Neugier gibt es keine größere Motivation. Wem StarTrek egal ist, der findet bessere Sci-Fi-Adventures wie etwa „The Dig“. Trekkies zählen zu der Spielspaßwertung (je nach DS9-Begeisterung) noch 5-15 Prozent.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
It's a shame the arcade sequences are so poor and ubiquitous, because otherwise HARBINGER is an enjoyable game. There's actually a really good story lying under the constant barrage of mouse-hand reflex tests and linear adventure quest.
Some pluses: this photorealistic game keeps you awake with some pretty tricky arcade sequences; you don't have to wait long before somebody sticks a phaser in your hand; and time spent at Quark's bar has certain rewardingly illicit undertones. As a logical extension of the show, Harbinger hits the nail on the head: it's low-key, very pretty, and ultimately kinda boring.
Adventure Classic Gaming
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Harbinger is an uninspiring attempt to bring the experience of the television hit series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine onto the computer screen. Its poor production and gameplay make playing this title at most a mediocre gaming experience. Unless you are a diehard Star Trek fanatic, this game may simply turn into a laughable Star Trek experience.
Entertainment Weekly
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Harbinger looks and sounds good — the detailed graphics are sharply rendered, and the actual cast of DS9 recorded the animated characters' voices — but the game itself is lifeless. As a Tirrion envoy, you must solve a murder on the station and battle an alien threat. The role-playing mystery is uninspired, the puzzles stale, and the shoot-'em-up arcade segments just plain silly.