Star Trek: 2013 video game (alternate reality Gorn)

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by Laura Cynthia Chambers, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Commodore

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    @daedalus5 , can you please merge my previous threads about "Gorn game goofs" and MACOs into this thread?

    I was watching Star Wars:Return of the Jedi recently and noticed that Emperor Palpatine's office in that film bears a striking similarity to Commodore Daniels' - the chair at the top of a staircase looking out onto windows. Think that was deliberate? I almost expected the emperor to quote Daniels' line - "I just want to know one thing; did anything come through?" :guffaw:
     
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  2. daedalus5

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    Hi, sorry, I thought I had responded, but it can't have worked (I'm blaming my ipad). Anyway, I can't see your other thread, so please post a reply, else, as the two threads don't sound all that related, just leave it?
     
  3. ScottJ85

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    As an aside, I enjoyed that game despite the widespread consensus it just wasn't that good.

    I'd love to see another attempt, this time a proper action-RPG, something like Mass Effect in either the TNG setting or the Kelvin timeline setting.
     
  4. Phily B

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    I never played it, but I did buy it on Steam. The fact it had a ton of glitches, didn't look anything remotely special and all this after a year of development put me off it. Wouldn't mind doing a co-op one day, but no one on my friends list bought it.
     
  5. captainkirk

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    The problem with the game is that they described it as Mass Effect meets Uncharted in the Star Trek universe. That should have been the greatest game ever. Instead it was an okay but fairly generic game with outdated graphics. Considering that all three of those came out within a year of each other Star Trek should have had comparable graphics. Sadly it looks like this in comparison:
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    The game had potential. Bringing in the whole movie cast was good, and the music was excellent. With better writing, graphics, and programming it could have been a modern equivalent of Elite Force.
     
  6. John Clark

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    I'd like that too. With regards this game, I do enjoy it when I play it, but it could and should have been better.
     
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  7. Charles Phipps

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    The game had a lot of potential but ended up full of reptile trash mobs.
     
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  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    It was nothing special, but I enjoyed the Kelvin game and played it to the end. Loved running around the Enterprise, and loved the constant banter between characters.

    The commercial with Shatner squaring up to the Gorn for a rematch was brilliant, too.
     
  9. captainkirk

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    I wish they'd had an explore mode where you can just wander around and do what ever you want. Like in EF1 where you can go to the bridge and vaporize Chakotay.
     
  10. Haggis and tatties

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    It was a ok game, but it had so many tech bugs in it they could have sold all the tech issues as DLC and clamed it was a new alien race attacking the Trek universe in game. lol

    Sad to think that since Trek gaming died in 2003 the only decent Trek game we have had in all those years has been Bridge Crew, and that has only been avalible to a limited small group of Trek gamers with VR hardware, because we need to make the Trek gaming pool even smaller than it has always been. lol
     
  11. MANT!

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    Besides in what other game could you play as Spirk....

     
  12. JD

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    I enjoyed this one. It wasn't amazing, but I thought it had pretty good 3rd person shooter gameplay, and I enjoyed the story. I was honestly really confused when I saw the reviews it ended up getting.
    There's also Star Trek Online, which seems to have been going fairly strong for a while, and on the mobile front there is Trexels, Wrath of Gems, and Timelines.
    I do wish we could get some new console games though. I think I've mentioned in other threads that my absolute dream game would be a Telltale Games Trek series. I've only played a little bit of The Wolf Among Us, but from that and what I've seen of their other stuff, their style of story and decision based adventure games seem like something that would be a great fit for Trek.
     
  13. donners22

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    I managed to trade for this recently, since it was removed from Steam. I'm looking forward to giving it a go; it's a long time since I've played a Trek game.
     
  14. Haggis and tatties

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    Trek online was great in 2010, it was even not too bad in 2011, but after 7 years of grind i have come to hate the thought of doing any more grinding in this game, be it grinding daily or grinding through another snooze feast of a story to get that pink tribble or blue starfleet hat, or that rare yellow starfleet skateboard, and i have a lifetime account, and i would rather you stick forks in my eyes than to have to play any mobile game never mind ones with a Trek logo stuck onto it, that way i will at least get some enjoyment from it. ;):p
    I come from a Trek gaming time of the mid 90s when Trek gaming was just entering it's golden years, so to see it in it's present sorry state is just sad. :(:wah:
     
  15. Corran Horn

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    I wish Star Trek Legacy had been far better than it was. Ambitious game with buggy implementation.

    Beyond Star Trek Online (which I played for a while then gave up) it's the last Trek game I played.
     
  16. Ghost

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    Hey Haggis and tatties,

    How does the storyline develop in the later seasons? I don't think I managed to finish the Romulan arc because at some point the Romulan warships become such a chore to defeat, firing loads and loads of torpedoes that all I can do is run away and hope they follow me so I can use mines against them. (took me an hour once to defeat one warbird)

    I know there are items that can counter or nullify the torpedoes but I have no idea how to get those or how to get better weapons.

    I tried doing some grinding in the hope that it would drop some better weapons but I got my ass handed to me when I tried to take on Cardassian galors.

    What I found rather annoying about the developers' story telling is that almost all of it seems to be passed on previous episodes and introduced plot devices in these that it gives the idea that the writers barely have any ideas of their own.
    It goes from welcome continuation of previous episodes and references to "look what we managed to recycle from this episode from TNG"
    I honestly don't think we needed a follow up to "Yesterday's Enterprise".

    As for Star Trek gaming in general, it went in a rather decline after Activision surprisingly of all developers lost the publishing and development rights.
    During the period when they held the franchise's gaming rights we saw quite a variety of games with the exception of a full adventure game like "A Final Unity" or a game set during the Original Series.

    I think that Obsidian would have been the best choice to develop a Star Trek RPG before they were forced to downsize. (please don't suggest Bioware or Bethesda, both are crap RPG developers)

    Unfortunate any major Star Trek title developed today that is not an online or mobile game will probably be based on Star Trek Discovery. As I don't care for that series a game being announced in that series would not excite me.
    I much rather have a post Voyager era game. (that is not Star Trek Online)