Written by  :  Kasey Chang (4617)
Written on  :  Dec 05, 2000
Platform  :  Windows

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Tried to capture the magic of Star Trek, but the starship combat is a joke

The Good

Decent plot, decent acting, decent video sequences, lots of familiar races and starships, many things to do

The Bad

Not enough options (unlike a true Starfleet captain), the ships manuever like fighters, you can't see the other guy's damage so you know where to attack, some choices are not that logical, no indication of how well you REALLY did (how do I know how I fared?), standard "saboteur/rebellion" plot

The Bottom Line

Starfleet Academy is a flawed game that could have been better. Go ahead and get it if you're a Trekker, but keep in mind that the starship combat needs a lot more tweaking.