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Old April 26 2013, 06:00 PM   #376
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They probably realized the game was going to be a failure given its apparent low quality and thus declined to invest any additional money in marketing. An advertising campaign that would actually move the needle on sales would be enormously expensive so its likely they decided to just write off the losses.

The game is rocking a 38 score on Metacritic right now, with a 3.0 from users.
Maybe we're just too soft on it. Then again, a lot of the bad reviews will probably include fan-boys and the backlash from the fake 10's.
Maybe, I gave it a three stars out of five in my review for WhatCulture. I personally don't see the need to punish a game for not being the greatest of all time - I prefer reserving a 1 or 0 for games that are truly broken/irredeemable.

I think the reason we're not going on and on about how this game is the worst ever is because we're used to looking past the flaws of something (as long as those flaws aren't too widespread/deep to overcome). In a way, we're glass half full when it comes to Trek games, while most people are glass half empty.
Yep, when did we see the last Star Trek FPS?
2002?
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Old April 26 2013, 06:31 PM   #377
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Re: Official New Star Trek 2012 Game for the PC, PS3 & X360

It's a decent enough game, nothing really spectacular. I've spent a few hours with it so far, it's better than Legacy, not as good as Elite Force I or II, not as fun as Klingon Academy, and not as fun as 25th Anniversary or Judgement Rites (probably showing my age, but I like point and click adventure games.)

The platforming jumps can be aggravating at times, thankfully they aren't completely game breaking though.
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Old April 27 2013, 01:26 AM   #378
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regarding continuity both the countdown comic and this game ends with them heading to Nibiru yet the are both considered canon so is it possible that one happened before the other?
Well seeing as I don't recall any reason given for the Enterprise being near to binary star at the start of the game except for responding to the destress call they were probably heading for Nibiru after Countdown to Darkness when they diverted to respond to the SOS which kicked off the game.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:42 AM   #379
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The producer of the game has been caught spreading lies about it actually working:
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Old April 27 2013, 02:38 PM   #380
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^^Yeap, the game has it issues which i have no doubt will be fixed with patches, but the bad pr it gained over this and from the obvious shilling over on metacritic has been ill concevied to say the least, and has only made it look like they are trying to push a broken game at all costs.

What were they thinking.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:45 PM   #381
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Re: Official New Star Trek 2012 Game for the PC, PS3 & X360

Well, I got mine from Amazon UK. It installed about 50% from the DVD. It then wanted to launch Steam (which I already had) and then took about 30 mins downloading the other 50% (I have 1Mb/sec d/l speeds).

My game plays via steam and I am having no problems whatsoever.

Am really liking it - was really lookign forward to a decent openign video/introduction with "space, the final frontier", etc and am a bit disappointed. Still, am liking the music and being able to alk around the bridge so far.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:57 PM   #382
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^^I think the PC issue was with coop at launch, i think its working now though, i still want the game dispite all its flaws, but will wait till its drops in price a bit, and get it on the xbox for split screen action.
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Old April 27 2013, 04:15 PM   #383
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Anyone mess around with the 3-D that's suppose to be on the game?
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Old April 27 2013, 05:46 PM   #384
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I'm playing it on XBOX 360, and I am underwhelmed. Yes, it's a movie tie-in, I know, and I wasn't expecting the game of the year or anything, but with the work that we were told went into this, I at least hoped the writing and storyline would be better than it is. The one high point for me is the score - really like the updated "epic movie" music, but still hear references to some Original Series moments. I think the graphics look like they belong in a game from a few years ago. Someone else somewhere called the controls "janky", and I don't disagree. Lots of buggys all the way around.

Trying to suck it up and finish it, but I am not sure I have it in me. I'm a Trekker, true blue, and a big fan of the '09 movie and the new universe...this one's just not doing the trick. They can't all be winners, I get that, but this one may be getting a trip to Gamestop/eBay/Craigslist more sooner than later.
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Old April 27 2013, 05:59 PM   #385
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It's a PR and advertising disaster. They had a chance and they had a decent game but they messed up at the last minute.

It's a shame really.
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Old April 27 2013, 07:48 PM   #386
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The IGN review is pretty brutal:

APRIL 26, 2013 As a life-long fan of the shows and films, I've seen a lot of bad Star Trek in my time... but playing Star Trek: The Game reminded me that it'll never get any easier to see the potential of one of science fiction's greatest universes squandered on a barely serviceable, paint-by-numbers third-person shooter. Terrible animations, dull combat, repetitive puzzles, and rampant bugs wore out Star Trek’s welcome long before its pointless story came to an end.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/...he-game-review

I had been *so* hoping this game would be decent. Such a disappointment. Still, makes me glad I didn't pre-order!
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Old April 27 2013, 08:22 PM   #387
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The IGN review is pretty brutal:

APRIL 26, 2013 As a life-long fan of the shows and films, I've seen a lot of bad Star Trek in my time... but playing Star Trek: The Game reminded me that it'll never get any easier to see the potential of one of science fiction's greatest universes squandered on a barely serviceable, paint-by-numbers third-person shooter. Terrible animations, dull combat, repetitive puzzles, and rampant bugs wore out Star Trek’s welcome long before its pointless story came to an end.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/...he-game-review

I had been *so* hoping this game would be decent. Such a disappointment. Still, makes me glad I didn't pre-order!
Oh well, hopefully there'll be a next time.
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Old April 27 2013, 08:26 PM   #388
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I may be confused. For single player mode do you need to be online?
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Old April 27 2013, 08:34 PM   #389
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I may be confused. For single player mode do you need to be online?
Nope.

Hmm, thinking about it, perhaps I am being too easy on this game, but then again, when was the last Trek game we had? Legacy?

Trekkies should be excited for it, but the rest of the populace, not so much. Maybe Paramount can get their act together, have Bioware make one, but they already have Mass Effect so once again, Star Trek is stalled in the video game world.
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Old April 27 2013, 08:36 PM   #390
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No, you don't need to be online.
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