Written by  :  Dr.Bedlam (56)
Written on  :  Dec 07, 2002
Platform  :  Windows

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Only For The Hardcore Trekkies

The Good

The game lets you create various starships in a neat-looking 3D interface, hire crew members from a vast array of people who appeared on the Star Trek TV shows, and even lets you create NEW crew members, and import their pictures! YOU could be the next captain of the Enterprise! You then send your ship on a variety of missions, to see how it carries them out.

The Bad

Once your ship is built and your crew hired, the thing's pretty much done. Once you actually send the ship OUT, it's largely non-interactive.... the SHIP does the work, carries out the mission (or not), and you do nothing until the ship returns, at which point you may refit and/or assign new crew. The novelty wears off quickly.

The Bottom Line

If you're a Trek completist, or you really fantasize about starship construction and staffing, go for it. It's a great looking toy. If, on the other hand, you're a bit more hands-on, try Star Trek: Armada, or any number of other, superior Star Trek starship games.