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Star Trek: Bridge Commander (Windows)

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Written by  :  James Kirk (159)
Written on  :  Apr 22, 2003
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Summary

Avoid this game like a warp drive overload.

The Good

First, the graphics were perfect except for the faces (Picard's face looked awful). Second, the sound was crisp.

The Bad

Everything else. Most of the game involves listening to dialouge that gets boring after the first two minutes. The actual gameplay involves "combat" where you target enemies and just aim a phaser at them. More like "turret simulation". When you fire torpedoes, they don't even hit the enemy because you are always facing your opponent and you see where he is relative to the front of your ship on a little monitor. Finally, you can barely control where your ship moves!!! Instead of controlling where you move, there are "movement beacons" that are at various points in space.You choose which one to go to and you choose how fast and you're done. In "stealth" missions, these ways of movement make those missions impossible.

The Bottom Line

Ick, Yuck, retch!!!