News Star Trek: Bridge Crew Open To Non-VR Players

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by AutoAdmin, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. AutoAdmin

    AutoAdmin Machine of Death Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    After a new free update, the Star Trek: Bridge Crew game is now available to virtual reality (VR) and non-VR players on...

    Continue reading...
     
    Markonian likes this.
  2. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Derbyshire, UK
    Anyone played it yet, non VR? I'm interested........
     
  3. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    So am I .
     
  4. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Fantastic news, now the player base can increase big time....and new features on the way. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2017
    Markonian likes this.
  5. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Sittin' on the dock of the bay. Wastin' time...
    I might bite, after Christmas is over. :eek:
     
  6. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    What does that technically mean? I can run the Windows version with no VR headgear?
     
  7. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    South Africa
    It'll work like any regular first-person game where you control it with a mouse and keyboard while viewing it on your normal monitor.
     
    Ronald Held likes this.
  8. ItIsGreen

    ItIsGreen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    I'm very tempted to pick this up now. Anyone who plays it non-VR in the meantime, please post your thoughts on it.

    I'd be interested in getting together with a few PS4 players and giving it a go (taking turns to be captain, of course!)
     
    Ronald Held likes this.
  9. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    I would buy the Windows version.
     
  10. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Derbyshire, UK
    I bought it today on Steam for £19.99 today. Only had the chance to get it installed and had a quick play for n20 mins before family duties took me away from it. You use the mouse to move around the bridge... I didn’t get far, will post a more detailed description when I get the chance. I was also delighted that it worked on my Radeon R 280 graphics card, rather than the 290 minimum specs they say. Phew.
     
    BillJ likes this.
  11. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    Thinking of buying it at that price. How much space does it take up?
     
  12. ItIsGreen

    ItIsGreen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    It's on offer on the UK Playstation store as well at the moment - £15.99. I'll have me some of that.

    ETA: It has cross-platform play, too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  13. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Derbyshire, UK
    9.7Gb........
     
    Ronald Held likes this.
  14. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Derbyshire, UK
    Well, here's my take after a few hours playing.....

    Its not as good as Starfleet Academy or Bridge Commander... Its a bridge based programme, with a variety of stand alone missions... I've only played the single player mission so far. Its not a linear/well driven story line... its all about navigating, scanning and avoiding enemy ship combat. The ship is really slow and clunky, and the ability to switch between teh bridge stations is very slow (you always have to go back to the centre seat before goign to the next station). When you issue orders to the AI, like repair systems, follow target or fire, they sometimes do it, othertimes not so much......

    I'll give the multiplayer version a go to see if that is any better.

    However, I am suffering with man flu at the moment, so I may just be very harsh and grumpy at the moment. Its something to do when not blowing my nose!!
     
  15. Ghost

    Ghost Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2001
    Location:
    Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands
    Daedalus5, information on this game is extremely rare on the Internet. Even its own dedicated Wiki barely has any content.

    Could you give me a summary of the storyline?

    Also which ships appear in this game other than the main ship and the Original Series' Constitution class, for example which Klingon ships appear in this game? I haven't been able to find any screenshots of them anywhere.
    Also is the Constitution more powerful than the Endeavour? Some people mentioned that on Steam.

    I kind of expected this game content wise not to be as good as Starfleet Academy and Bridge Commander.
    Its main appeal is that this is a game you can play with other gamers, each of them assuming a position at one of the stations on the bridge.

    I guess the curse of Star Trek games to be bad to average in general is alive and well.
     
  16. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Derbyshire, UK
    I've not progressed much on the storyline so far... I have just completed the introductory training mission. It is a typical "warp to sector", then "scan debris field", "find rescued ship", "fight attackers" and then "dance around a bit, without any shields, when you use transporters." The nice ending was when the
    Kobayashi Maru
    turns up.

    I am still finding it frustratingly slow, and agree with Ghost that having more people to man the other stations would be ideal!

    The ships are all the NuTrek designs from the movies. I cannot figure out how to play as teh TOS Entreprise yet; I suspect this is becasue I do not have enough points to do so.

    Now, the main campaign begins!
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  17. ItIsGreen

    ItIsGreen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    I played the introductory level and the one after, it's ok. The interface is a little clunky on PS4 (each analogue stick controls one hand, and the corresponding trigger selects the options). It would be better in VR, but I'm happy with having the opportunity to play without having to shell out for all the VR equipment. I'm still somewhat engaged for the moment, only playing the single player stuff but I suspect the game will come to life when you play online with a full crew of human players. I like the fact that after you complete the set single player missions, you get 'continuing voyages', which are designed to be randomised so you never get the same mission twice.

    The main player ship, the Aegis, is gorgeous. I'm a fan in general of Kelvinverse designs, but it is a particularly pretty ship. Looking forward to unlocking the Enterprise as well though.
     
  18. Ghost

    Ghost Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2001
    Location:
    Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands
    Would it be possible for any of you here to post some screenshots of the various ships in the game?
     
    Ronald Held likes this.
  19. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    Is it worth the current price as it plays now?
     
  20. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Glasgow
    There are only two ships bridges in the game so far, The Ageis and TOS bridge in all it's 60s colour glory, but there are some new things coming one of the dev teams stated recently, so possibly more bridges.