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First Teaser Trailer For Star Trek: Infinite Space Browser Game October 26, 2010

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Last month Gameforge announced their first Star Trek free-to-play browser games will be "Star Trek – Infinite Space” – set in the the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine timeline. And today they released the first trailer, check it out below

 

Infinite Space Trailer

 

Comments

1. ety3 - October 26, 2010

Any word on playable factions? Dominion?

2. CmdrR - October 26, 2010

War.
What a shocker.

3. Matt - October 26, 2010

So a pre-rendered space battle is supposed to be a trailer for a browser based game?

Either they’ve got the most advanced browser and gaming development platform in the world, or they’re just making something i see on scifi-meshes on a fairly regular basis…

Trailer should demonstrate the game, NOT just some flashy space battle.

4. Will H - October 26, 2010

@3
Yeah, exactly. That shows me nothing about the game, how it’ll play, nothing. It just tells me that its during the Dominion War, and nothing else.

5. Dunsel Report - October 26, 2010

Must every licensed Star Trek game take place amid a bunch of Deep Space 9 interstellar war nonsense? Why no TOS?

6. John Pearse - October 26, 2010

Was that made by The Light Works? Has that kind of feel to it. Very nicely done, even if, as others have pointed out, it doesn’t really tell you much about the game beyond which factions are involved.

The BSG game was very similar. Cool, flashy video, but what the actual game would be like was left a mystery. Good for getting people talking, though.

7. Saturnynian - October 26, 2010

As a 90 second mini-movie, it looks great. Not too keen on the game though.

8. Smack Callahan - October 26, 2010

Why the EFF does everyone feel the need to make the Klingons bad guys??!?!?! It was a bad idea in season 4 of DS9, it was a bad idea in STO, and it’s a bed idea here.

I agree with #5 — give us some TOS gameplay. Better yet, give us some first person kinda stuff. There are already WAAAAY too many space battle games out there.

(steps off soapbox)

9. Chelsea - October 26, 2010

Sweet trailer, but will the game look that good? Either way, I’m excited for it. XD Summer 2011 seems very far away. :(

10. Crispie38 - October 26, 2010

I know it makes for great dramatic effect, but whatever happened to having those pretty useful shields?

Was this ever explained in DS9 or did they just leave it out?

11. Andy - October 26, 2010

At #8

Did you forget about TOS? The Klingons were introduced into Star Trek as bad guys. They were represented as bad guys in all the TOS movies.

They were made allies of the Federation only at the end of ST:VI and that was because TNG made them allies to play along with the 80′s feel of “everything has to be diplomatic.”

DS9 returned Klingons to their original roots. I loved it when that happened. It showed that anything can happen in DS9 and that war can tear friends apart. They became allies again anyways. I don’t see the problem.

12. Phil - October 26, 2010

Who made the decision that Federation ships can’t hang in a firefight?

13. Austin J - October 26, 2010

The advertising campaign makes me say nothing but this:

Evony: the Star Trek Version.

14. Phaser Guy - October 26, 2010

Star Trek Wars!!!

15. Mike - October 26, 2010

Shields Up! ????

16. Losira - October 26, 2010

What ever happened to missions of exploration? I’m sure good games could be written and played out in diplomatic role playing. There is more bloodshed evan for the Preater’s taste

17. Vultan - October 26, 2010

Um, you guys complaining do realize this is a TEASER trailer, right? They’ll show gameplay later….

18. General Martok - October 26, 2010

I highly doubt the game will look that good, but I can hope. :)

19. RBlaine - October 26, 2010

Anyone remember Star Trek 25th Anniversary or Judgement Rites? Those were the best. Too bad Secret of Vulcun Fury was never finished. If only someone made a game like those with today’s technology.

20. CmdrR - October 26, 2010

Hopefully, by the time we have warp-speed vessels with ftl photon torpedoes, we’ll also be smart enough not to group up in a battle like particularly dumb chickens.

21. Paul - October 26, 2010

Oh, lighten up Francis! What is wrong with a little starship battle for fun?

22. miraclefan - October 26, 2010

WOW those Galaxy Class ships didn’t stand a chance! XD

23. Kenneth-Of-Borg - October 26, 2010

I like the sound effects. It is kind of Star Wars sound with real Star Trek visuals. (not JJ Abrams Star Wars weapons and “Shields” but the speed of light beams and egg shell glow-when-hit shields that we know and love)

24. Ian - October 26, 2010

If its Infinite Space, why are we fighting over it….

Idk kinda neat, but looks more like a cgi reel like was said above.

To bad Star TREK is now Star Battles, Shooting, and ‘Splosions.

25. Maoman - October 26, 2010

I really don’t mind blowing stuff up, but why oh why can’t we go back to the INTERPLAY model from 20 years ago and do games like 25th Anniversary or Judgment Rights. When will someone like TELLTALE GAMES get the license ?

26. Phaser Guy - October 26, 2010

Wow, I wouldn’t want to be on a Galaxy class ship when a 20 year old Klingon ship blows the heck out of it.

27. Jordan - October 26, 2010

@3

It’s a teaser, not a trailer. It did everything it needed to.

28. TJ Trek - October 26, 2010

I agree, nine out of ten star trek games have been space battle based. And how have they done…..not so good. I really don’t care what time frame it takes place durring, but give me some problem solving, some first person, some indepth story were you figure out a mystery. Then if space battle is a componant of that mystery (fighting someone who has a logical reason to gaurd a place you need to get to, or a clue you need to have).

I’m thinking take Chain of Command, Best of Both Worlds, and The Chase and throw them all together into a game. the elements presented in those episodes would work very well as a template for a game. then include ground elements, space elements, first person elements, and third person elements, and you have a spectacular game.

29. Phaser Guy - October 26, 2010

Did you know the original title for War and Peace was War what is it good for?

30. CarlG - October 26, 2010

Nicely done little teaser.

This might be semi-off-topic, but have any of you been playing Fallout New Vegas? Have you ran into Michael Dorn or Rene Auberjonois’ characters yet? :)

31. Vultan - October 26, 2010

#29

I have that book! It’s sitting right next to my coffee table book about coffee tables.

:D

32. Hat Rick - October 26, 2010

See, this is the kind of space battle they had in DS9 and that they should have x 100 in the next Star Trek movie. Because it would rock.

Okay, anyone from the ST sequel reading this?

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

33. Rich - October 26, 2010

Total piece of crap! This is the best they can do? My grandmother could create a better game.

34. Gary Neumann, the WRATHFULL SEQUEL OF STAR TREK - October 26, 2010

HELL YEAH!

35. Red Dead Ryan - October 26, 2010

Just like a lot of you have said, the graphics for the preview are likely a lot better than what we will see in the actual game. And someone needs to do a console game that includes exploration, shipbuilding, diplomacy and space and land battles. Do a game for ENT/TOS/TOS movies, than do a sequel that is set during the TNG era. Well, that is my wish! Doubt it will happen thouugh.

#26

I’m sure someone said that exact thing, oh, about sixteen years ago!

Some things just never change. :-)

36. Ricardo S - October 26, 2010

The best Star Trek game I have ever played is called Mass Effect

37. LeviTinker - October 26, 2010

Well its free to play right? so why exactly are people complaining about this based on this teaser.

38. DarthMcWord - October 26, 2010

I think this trailer is beautiful, no matter what the game is going to be like. Its a space battle. I can’t complain…..although I do believe that the Cardassian ships make the decloaking sound when they come out of warp….problem.

39. Stan Winstone - October 26, 2010

Starships are gigantic, slow moving submarines, not fighter planes. Yawn…

40. Spectre7 - October 26, 2010

A teaser still normally shows you a tease of ACTUAL GAMEPLAY.

They might as well have showed an episode of DS9, would have accomplished the same thing.

It’s a browser game so nobody can possibly expect it to be any more complex then Space Invaders.

D-A-C will be high end game compared to this crap.

41. DavidFuchs - October 26, 2010

@ #10

THANK YOU! Finally someone else brings up the thing that always bothered me about DS9! There were as far as I know almost no visual appearances of shields!

42. AM - October 26, 2010

Zzzzzzz UUM makes better trailers than this and it’s a fan mod. Infinate Waste seems more appropriate.

43. Vultan - October 26, 2010

#41

I don’t remember if it happened with the other races, but it was established early on that the Jem Hadar weapons could penetrate shields.

44. jas_montreal - October 26, 2010

how about a RPG , similar to Mass Effect, except its STAR TREK. How about that you horrible Viacom !

45. Phaser Guy - October 26, 2010

Should be in 3D.

46. John - October 26, 2010

#5

DS9 was hardly nonsense. Sorry you couldn’t see past a war ARC.

47. somethoughts - October 26, 2010

Can someone please make a MMORPG Star Trek exploration game where you can seek out new life and civilizations? Sorta like Dungeon and Dragons where you level up your character and find treasures etc.

If I wanted to see things explode I will play cod or star wars.

48. somethoughts - October 26, 2010

DS9 I couldn’t get into, too much war and never really enjoyed the Bajorans or Cardassians. I didn’t like the design of the space station nor the Defiant, I doubt GR would have liked DS9.

All Hail TNG and TOS!

49. Pensive's Wetness - October 26, 2010

what side will i choose? STO, of course…

50. John - October 26, 2010

#48

lol, I don’t think GR would have liked it either but that doesn’t stop it from being the most interesting series of them all. It tried to do something new, and for those who wanted something different, it succeeded.

51. Vultan - October 26, 2010

I liked DS9 precisely because it tested Roddenberry’s vision of an ideal future and humanity with current, real-world situations, “In the Pale Moonlight” being the perfect example. Because ideals aren’t worth much if they’re never tested. Of course, TNG did this on occasion (“The Drumhead,” “Measure of a Man”), but DS9 just took it to the next level.

52. Amanda Libris - October 26, 2010

#47 I agree, that’s what I thought when I saw this trailer.

53. Phaser Guy - October 27, 2010

DS9 could have went 3 or 4 seasons easily. They ran out of ideas around season 5. Same with Voyager.

54. Sebi - October 27, 2010

36: Best StarTrek game = Mass Effect.

You sir, are totally right!!! Why can’t someone finally come up with a startrek game with this depth! I’m sick of space battle games, the last good one was Bridge Commander. Legacy sucked, STO sucks, like someone else here said: What was wrong about 25th anniversary or Judgement Rites. Anyone remember “A final unity”. Still got that….

55. njdss4 - October 27, 2010

That trailer told me nothing about the game itself. Why do game developers keep coming out with trailers that only set you up to be let down by the actual game? DC Universe Online is the best example of this. Best trailer ever for DCUO, and the game is just a rip of Champions Online.

56. somethoughts - October 27, 2010

#54

I would love a PS3 or PC game in the style of, “A Final Unity”

57. somethoughts - October 27, 2010

Space Quest Roger Wilco PC game series was great.

Star Control 2 was freaking amazing also.

58. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - October 27, 2010

This is like Star Trek Online, for free!

59. Khan was Framed! - October 27, 2010

I must agree with those who say that too many Trek Games are war/battle based.

Anyone remember “Shadows of the Empire” for N64?

Give me a TOS game like that, where you switch from first person to space battles, level by level & have a mystery to solve.

A quest type of game which puts you in different situations ranging form combat to problem solving.

Kinda like “indiana Jones” games do; one minute you’re driving, the next you’re fighting a group of guys.

Kirk is an explorer, give us some exploration.

60. La Violetta - October 27, 2010

I dont know if this was mentioned but I can’t help but ask myself, quite rhetorically, “wasn’t DS9 over 11 years ago?” There’s been a new, wildly popular film just this past year, and before that a lackluster but still more recent show in Enterprise. As much as I grew up watching TNG, I can’t help but look at a Galaxy-class ship in new media and think “Dolce Maria, that thing is nearly as old as I am!”

61. Kirk, James T. - October 27, 2010

AWESOME :D Love the ship flight sounds! Not sure why people are so down about this – lets face it exploration is dull! Had Star Trek only been about exploring new worlds it would have not lasted 44 years.

War is exciting and fun.

As for why we’ve not seen any Abrams era Star Trek – I’m sure we will but it’s still early days yet and as for Enterprise – who really recognises that show anymore? It was hardly watched when it was new and It’s hardly mentioned now 5 years later. TNG Is by far the more recognisable Star Trek after TOS.

62. charliebob - October 27, 2010

I’ve had a look at the gameforge website and some games. They’re graphics, though nowhere near the video, are excellent.
Though it says “browser games”, they are still games you download, and run semi-locally. So they can aim for pretty decent graphics.

I recommend checking it out guys.

63. Gary Neumann, the WRATHFULL SEQUEL OF STAR TREK - October 27, 2010

A game doesnt become great just because it has preppy graphics, one of the most enjoyable browser games I’ve ever played was Spacetrace over 6 years ago…I think it still exists and used a 3d galaxy and coordinates to send ships into… and all in real time… fleets took from minutes to days to get to their destination and the game had NO graphics and it was wonderful.

We even created an alliance in the game and by good planning we ended up being the second best alliance there only after two months of gameplay, great times!

64. Jeffery Wright - October 27, 2010

Hey, I’m all for space battle conflicts, but isnt that what we have Star Wars for?

Doesnt anyone explore the Galaxy in Starfleet anymore?

Really?

65. Rich - October 27, 2010

You know, Jefferey Wright, your comment got me thinking about the original voice-over that starts with “These are the voyages…” No mention of wars, just explorations and encounters. I guess it’s easier to program stupid war games than intelligent exploration games. Sad. I don’t think Gene Roddenberry would approve of the way his vision is being corrupted and trashed.

66. Shaun - October 27, 2010

“Hey, I’m all for space battle conflicts, but isnt that what we have Star Wars for?”

if you go back and watch the original star trek (and its films), you will see that space battles have always been part of trek.

67. Jeffery Wright - October 27, 2010

I think exploration and discovery of the nature of the universe and of the human condition was the story telling platform Star Trek was originally intended to be, conflict being a natural part of that, but not the focus.

Star TREK – A journey of exploration and discovery.

68. Jeffery Wright - October 27, 2010

I think a better game platform, for Trek, would be in the form of a series of away missions, and encounters with beings and technology, a conflict defined and the game is to resolve your mission with cleverness, ability and knowledge and the capacity to learn and understand, like you see in any episode from TOS and TNG.

Mystery solving was a big part of many Trek stories.

How would a game version of “The Devil in the Dark” look? Or “Tomorrow is Yesterday” where you find yourself in a situation, asses it, and determine a course of action.

Leave the “Pyoo pyoo! I shot you!” to the Star Wars universe, where it belongs.

69. BCF - October 27, 2010

I agree that space battles have always been part of Star Trek, but what does it say about our culture when Star Trek has become predominantly a “war”-like franchise? It used to be that the villains and space battles were a commentary on something.

Who can forget the original episode “Errand of Mercy” when the Organians made the Klingons AND the Federation look like fools? It’s not often that you come across a story where even your heroes are made to look a little foolish for being war-like. To me, that is BOLDLY GOING — challenging our thinking and forcing us to be introspective about how we think.

America right now is oversaturated with war. So much that Star Trek has become poisoned by this thinking. Even the new movie could not muster up a storyline about exploring the unknown — or challenge our thinking.

I’m with those who are wondering whatever happened to the fun Star Trek games when we could explore the mysteries of the unknown. Bring back Star TREK.

70. Pensive's Wetness - October 27, 2010

“U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 – October 27, 2010
This is like Star Trek Online, for free!”

Sorta true… but you have to buy points if you want to drive a Tier-5 Nebby or Excelsior refit, LoLz

71. thebiggfrogg - October 27, 2010

29. Absolutely NUTHIN’
Say it again.

Gettin’ sick of War Trek.

I’ve said it again and I’ll keep on say it: To boldly go…

72. I'm Dead Jim! - October 27, 2010

@ 21

Ha ha! Love the Stripes reference!

I understand that the game won’t look or sound like this but since there are comparisons to Star Wars games, I noticed that the Defiant sounds like a Star Wars ship.

73. G.S. Davis - October 27, 2010

I played Armada a long time ago… I thought that was pretty cool. But war is only a small part of Star Trek… and I felt that I had explored that with Armada… So, when these guys get around to something that ISN’T shooting everyone and everything, I’ll be more interested.

74. Blowback - October 27, 2010

Combat of this magnitude is typical of Star Wars or Babylon 5 but I have to admit that I’d enjoy an opportunity to take out a Galaxy or Sovereign for a little @ss kicking…

75. Harry - October 27, 2010

I don’t know why you guys are reacting so negatively to a game. It’s sad.

76. T - October 27, 2010

that blows. the same story line as Star Trek Online.. give me a break ! – T

77. Dawatticus - October 27, 2010

If you do a bit of research on the game at the official website http://startrek-is.com/game-facts/ youll notice that its being made in Unity3D, and offered through their web browser plugin…. so its going to be a bit more complex than ” space invaders ” or the usual menu driven Browser games most people are used to.

http://unity3d.com/ is quite a good engine, so its possible the game will be better than a lot of you are making out :p

78. Losira - October 27, 2010

War is Hell

79. PeteFX - October 27, 2010

They’ve really lost touch with the idea of Star Trek and this game is yet another example of that. So tired of seeing all the “Galaxy is at war… AGAIN” stuff, Star Trek was about peaceful exploration and predominately about character driven stories. Not this mindless drivel.

80. Vultan - October 27, 2010

Oh boy…

You guys do realize this isn’t a movie, right? It’s a gaaame. And a free one at that!

81. Red Dead Ryan - October 27, 2010

80

We’re Trekkies. We’ll complain about anything, even it it is free! :-)

82. Majicou - October 27, 2010

I also remember Interplay’s adventure games, and they’re still my favorite Trek games nearly 2 decades later. The first Starfleet Command could have been great, I thought, if only it hadn’t been so damned buggy.

@77:
Amen to that. I can’t tell any better than anyone else from a pre-rendered teaser trailer what this game will be like, but Unity is good stuff. I’m working with it myself (although I’m no artist, to be sure), and it’s got pretty decent power. It’s not 1998 any more, people. Browser games can be more than 2D arcade throwbacks.

83. Jaykay - October 27, 2010

A Final Unity was my favourite trek game ever. Didn’t like Bridge Commander or Legacy too much.

I’ll wait and see what they come up with for this game and will reserve judgement until i play it.

84. John - October 27, 2010

#54

STO hardly sucks. It’s simply going to take a long time to grow.

85. ensign joe - October 27, 2010

I’m so happy Star Trek is Star Wars now.. all wars and fighting..

What happened to the principles?

“Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?”

ok rant over..

86. Kirk's Flying Wig - October 27, 2010

Looks like they’ve got the 8-year-olds market covered.

87. RushLight - October 27, 2010

If this is supposed to be during DS9… why were they fighting Klingons?

88. U.S.S. VorlonKosh STO - October 27, 2010

I for one enjoy space battles and growing up watching the old star trek reruns I always got excited when the space action was going to occur. It is human competitive nature to want to dominate something and say “I beat you”. Star Trek is just changing its formula to be more competitive because that is what the general population wants. More action. If you want more mind provoking stories, go read a Star Trek novel. I love Trek for everything that it has given me, the action, the stories, moral developement, etc. If you don’t like something pay attention to it. If Star Trek had stayed with the non action stories like it did with theh original series most of the time, it would have stayed cancelled after 3 seasons. Most of the world still isn’t ready for what Original Trek and good SciFi in general tries to teach us. Too many people are paying attention to “So you think you can dance with the Stars and Snookie” to give a crap about a good story. I’m glad Star Trek is trying to keep up with what is poplular so it doesn’t die off again.

89. U.S.S. VorlonKosh STO - October 27, 2010

89th! Oops I meant to type “If you don’t like something DON’T pay attention to it.

90. Vultan - October 27, 2010

#87

Watch DS9… season 5… I believe it was. I won’t get too much into the details (because I can’t remember much), but Gowron gets ticked off and declares war on the Federation and the Cardassians and pretty much anybody he doesn’t like. Then everything changes again when the Dominion war starts. Well… it’s complicated. :)

91. Terran_Guy - October 27, 2010

#87

DS9 Season 5

Gowron tries to take over the Cardassian Empire, the Federation gets between em. The Klingons start war with the Feds and the Cardassians.

92. Captain Warnock - October 27, 2010

Does anybody remember the games produced by Spectrum Holobyte in the 90′s like futures past and final unity, those were amazing. That had a real feel of missions and role play. I kinda like space battles, but not as much as STO and this game think I do. I want way more role playing in a Star Trek game. This looks like Star Trek legacy all over again…which in my book is the worst game ever produced for the franchise.

93. Ripped Shirt Kirk - October 27, 2010

What a bunch of idiots those Games creators are, everyone knows the fun in a Star Trek Game is in exploring, catalog space anomalies, meeting new aliens and talk and talk and talk and talk and talk, sometimes even making an ocasional peace treaty.
How dare they doing spacebattles on a Star Trek game, I will never play such a boring game. Also the klingons never were the bad guys, anyone of you ever saw TOS?

Am I being sarcastic? What you guys think?

Gee no wonder Star Trek fans got a bad rep. At least Star Wars fans know what fun is when it bite them in the ass.

94. Simon - October 27, 2010

#5 – Why no TOS?

Little-detailed starships making the same moves over and over where every Federation ship is a Constitution class and enemy ships are distant animated blobs?

No thanks.

95. Trek Or Treat - October 27, 2010

Can’t they give us a new adventure game in the spirit of Elite Force or DS9: The Fallen?

I LOVE those two games. All this fleet battle type of stuff gets old after awhile.

96. John - October 27, 2010

Also you people simply can’t expect the complexity we get from a great Trek episodes in a movie or a video game. In order to return to that, we have to get a new series on the air.

97. Malcontent - October 27, 2010

I too would love to see a new Trek game with an objective other than combat.

Star Trek 25 Anniversary and Judgment Rites were near perfect star trek games, but you don’t want them to remake them.

Seriously.

Because they will anyways, eventually, and they’ll be shit.

Gods, did you see what they did to Monkey Island? (Specifically, the games after number 2.)

98. Mr.Scotty - October 27, 2010

I hate the scenes where they have like 100 starships all flying in close formation..I mean how STUPID can you be. They would be blocking each others firing arcs, rendering their capabilities useless.

99. Ro2001 - October 27, 2010

lol the Defiant sounds like a car from The Jetsons

100. Tanner Waterbury - October 27, 2010

THATS IT!!! I’m going back to playing Interplay games again! I am TIRED of all these constant battle games!

101. somethoughts - October 28, 2010

#93

That’s because Star Trek fans are smarter than your average person.

If you ever played Star Control 2 or even Civilization, you would appreciate the fun in exploration, role playing and diplomacy.

Blowing shit up is fun for a few minutes.

102. somethoughts - October 28, 2010

#98

I agree, that is why the special effects in TESB was awesome, you had so many different ships flying in different angles, directions, and depth.

In all DS9 or TNG battles it’s this lazy ass special effects of multiplication.

FC opening battle was decent but not enough ships.

I haven’t seen anything epic in terms of space ship battles since Star Wars TESB with the imperial march theme, so godly.

103. somethoughts - October 28, 2010

So Epic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjiO-63X3dM

104. ProperTrekkieUk (aka OfficialSpudUk) - October 28, 2010

My God you guys like a good moan huh!? Never happy! If I didn’t like Star Trek so much I’d hate you all :)

Who, honestly, wants to play a game where you chart anomalies all the time and that is, essentially, it? Or a first contact mission where your selections are limited to positive, negative, or neutral?

Some of you highlight Civilisation as a benchmark for your amazing Star Trek game. Civilisation has proven that perceived ‘depth’, ie pages on pages of statistics, trade routes etc, in actual fact remove the player from a game and reduce depth. Programming lacks the ability to replicate the fluidity of simple things such as diplomacy and human interactions, reducing these things down to a series of scripted responses. What you want from a game, exploration, diplomacy, puzzle solving, would be ultimately mundane as it’d be savagely restricted. In Civ, diplomacy consists of a set of highly pre-scripted requests, to which you can already guess the response. In lacks immersion in the game. Furthermore, the exploratory elements of Civ are again poor, being simply a selection of bonuses that you collect before your opponent does. Everything in Civ ultimately leads up to the combat, which is awful.

The only way a player can feel as if they are in the game (immersion) is to give them complete control of the starship, which ultimately leads to space battles. Even Mass Effect, arguable one of the best SciFi genre games out there, is essentially a FPS with branching story lines linked together by positive, negative and neutral actions. Total War, probably the greatest ‘Empire builder’ out there at the moment, is simply a battle sim wrapped up in a jacket of diplomacy and trade which is ancillary to the actual combat elements.

My favourite ST game is probably Birth of the Federation, closely followed by Academy, and both of those heavily focus on combat. BotF was an empire builder and better then Armada, and Academy as much more character driven and thus more engaging.

Yes I would like to see Star Trek: Mass Effect, which could easily take the mantle of best Trek game ever, but even that’d involve combat.

I don’t disagree with what people are saying, Star Trek is more than just space battles, it is character, it is depth, it is about boldly going. But a game also has to be about interactivity, and unfortunately that involves action as well as other elements.

You also state that TOS is Star Trek, that Trek should emulate the boldly going, exploratory nature of TOS. Do we forget that TOS’ ratings were consistently poor, and that it was threatened with cancellation during all three season, and was indeed cancelled? That was because TOS was a little dull…

I am all for more depth to future Trek games, and I would love to see a Mass Effect Trek, but don’t attack action elements that, ultimately, make Star Trek much more engaging for those of us who no longer live in our parents’ house :D (This, is of course, light hearted and no-one should take offence – I merely mean Trek is multi-faceted, with action being one of those elements that makes it popular, and much better then Star Wars)

105. ensign joe - October 28, 2010

Blah blah blah

fact is 99% of all Star Trek video games have been about blowing stuff up.. hell even I made one.. it gets BORING after a while..

There has not been a Trek game yet that is truly a Starship sim.. Bridge Commander tried but still came down to blowing stuff up (which was far better than silly tractor beam missions)..

and before you say “But ensign joe, a real starship sim would be boring and stupid” let me say that I would agree if its not done right..

Wouldn’t it be cool if you and your friends could be a crew? Where each crew member has an ipad with a specific interface for their job (engineering, science officer, comms, tactile)?? You could even LCARS it up.. Point is the tech is there to do something really cool but all we get is the standard product..

So go ahead and get excited if you want.. pay your $$ and have your fun.. I’l wait until something innovative comes out before I shell out my hard earned money for another Star Control mod.

106. John - October 28, 2010

Also for people complaining about this not making sense…you will notice, if you listen closely, that there were other serious encounters with the Klingons other than “The Way of the Warrior”. I would say this game takes place between TWOW and “Apocalypse Rising”.

107. somethoughts - October 28, 2010

#104

If you ever played Civilization, you would know you can win the game without ever attacking another Civ, you can win the game through Culture, Space Race or Diplomacy.

I believe if someone had the brains to make a Star Trek game along the lines of Civilization, they would be very wealthy.

108. CarlG - October 28, 2010

@68: Something like a Mass Effect-style Trek game then? That would be awesome. :)

109. Kevin - October 29, 2010

Looks gorgeous! I hope it looks that pretty live.

Kev

110. Dimitar - November 4, 2010

Are shields even ON??? x)

111. Malcontent - November 10, 2010

Yeah, and just as an unnecessary follow up…

Games don’t HAVE to be about combat. They CAN be about anything. I wish companies would at least try to be creative. I won’t bother with this.

And it’s absurd for anyone to get all defensive about the need to keep games as monolithically focused on killing everything as they currently are.

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