was quite surprised to find that there is actually some reason
for you being the commander of the Enterprise (your previous
captain is killed or taken off, revealed at the start of the
game), a lot of other games usually just pit you as "Alpha 1"
or similar, so to find yourself gaining the upper rank through
remotely logical means is a refreshing change. Whether or not
you play the role of First-Mate Commander Ryker has not been
revealed but you will be able to interact with the likes of
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Commander Data.
actual graphics engine is brand new from Totally Games and renders
craft with incredible accuracy. Battles certainly will not be
yawn inducing; tactical manoeuvres, weapon balancing and targeting
all have their part to play but perhaps just as importantly,
you are rewarded with pleasing images with the untimely end
of your foe.
It has not been revealed yet but hopefully we will be able to
hear classic lines and well known phrases aboard the Enterprise
on her many voyages. Those of you who recall the battle in Star
Trek: Insurrection with Ryker in command of the Enterprise you'll
know what I mean (I have refrained from being too anal for the
"Trekkyphobes"), the crew say "shields at 60%" about three times.
in battle the bridge will become hectic, but ultimately under
control and have all the atmosphere of the best battles from
the Star Trek television series and movies, consoles will explode,
mysterious smoke will start emanating from pipes running under
panels; but seeing the routine of everyone on board lurching
backwards, putting a foot back to stabilise themselves when
the ship gets hit that we are all accustomed to whether you
have watched the original series or the new series of Voyager,
will complete the whole Star Trek feel when playing.