Conclusion: As unashamed Star Trek fans for as long as we can remember we’re sorely disappointed. As your everyday MMO gamer we’re equally dissatisfied. If you’re looking for a game with Gene Roddenberry’s blood coursing through its veins, you’re better off taking a degree in Eve Online. It’s the only space-based MMO to capture the real nuances of the Star Trek universe.
Conclusion: Being a Cryptic game, STO bears many resemblances to the studio's last game, Champions Online. As such, similar thinking has gone into this title, and if you had issues with those ideas last time, you probably still will. Star Trek: Online may be far from perfect, but it's made a good opening move, and the content yet to come is set to make things even better.
Excerpt: The original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II was a pretty solid game, playing like a combination RTS/RPG with fast action and lots of variety. It had a fairly long campaign which with lots of side-missions to keep one busy. THQ has recently released an expansion of sorts entitled Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising. One of the most significant detractors from the original is the seemingly short campaign which really just serves as a primer for multiplayer.
Excerpt: So, my wife Donna comes to me and says, hey I want to take a look at Star Trek Online and do a Revisit Review of the game from a Role Players perspective. Of course, that is a great idea. Therefore, I tell her of course, no tribble at all. Have at it. Here is Donna Millheim’s Revisit Review on Star Trek Online.
Summary: War is afoot, the Borg are back and new menaces slink in the dark reaches of unexplored space. The Final frontier is opening up and a few good captains are all it may take to shift the balance. Welcome aboard Captain.
Summary: Parents need to know that Star Trek Online is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the popular Star Trek franchise. Kids will boldly go where no one has gone before, to explore star systems, examine space anomalies, and fight alien species, with a rather heavy emphasis on the combat. Parents also need to know that this game requires purchasing the software as well as a monthly subscription to play.
Conclusion: Personally, I would have preferred a game that took more risks and didn't stick to the RPG formula so closely. At the end of the day, there isn't much to distinguish STO from a dozen other MMORPGs aside from the Star Trek skin. Nevertheless, what it tries to do it does reasonably well, even if the final product is rough around the edges.
Summary: While I’ve enjoyed playing Star Trek Online, the ground combat and episodes involving them could use some sprucing up. The game has a half done feeling with these in and using your bridge crew when your friends aren’t on to play with you can be cringe-inducing. The space combat however is handled beautifully and almost makes up for what lacks in the ground combat.