Summary: The stuff with the ships is better than the usual MMO crap, but it doesn't redeem the weeks of in-game time required just to see what amounts to lackluster content. As a timecard, I guess, it functions perfectly. But there's nothing waiting for you at the end of this nonplussing rainbow of graytones and drudgery.
Summary: As a lifelong Trek fan who has long since regreted seeing the saturation of the franchise with mediocre releases which seemed to nearly destroy a cultural classic, I was dissapointed to hear so much was wrong with this game when it was released nearly a year ago. I had written it off and forgotten it until I chanced upon a revisited review which was still very much cautionary but suggested it may have improved a bit.
Summary: Game was tedious to install. Even though I ordered and installed with an optical disc, I still had to download 4+ GBs of updates and patches before I could even sign it to get started. Graphics are mediocre, looks a couple years outdated. The social aspect was simply not fun. I don't know if this is due to lack of players on the server or just a poor aspect of the game in general. The ship battles were kinda fun, but got old after a while.
Summary: With as much hype given to this game it is sad to see it was so unfinished and lacking. With another dud game for the ST franchise I really hope Cryptic drops the attitude it's good enough and fixes this game or it will go the way of ST Legacy. Cons: Game play is very redundant, no 3D ship flight, low content, only two playable races and the second one (the Klingons) is pathetically lacking and bugged, ground play is very clunky with numerous bugs, space territory is...
Summary: Bought this card to extend my in game time only to find out this was a fake time card. Contacted Atari and cryptic and they confirmed this, on the down side I have no way to try and return this to amazon so I'm out the money so beware if you buy a sto time card amazon could have a bogus stock of these.
Horrible. Don't buy it. DON'T! I know you want to...but don't.
R. Posner, Amazon
31 August 2010
Summary: The game is an utter rip off. The universe is stale, bland with absolutely nothing filling it up aside from randomized texture model planets and surrounding debris. There are no planets you can land on or explore really. It's all instance based, meaning that if you go on a "mission" you'll land on a surface that you'll never be able to land on again and you'll have a very small, uninteresting surface to "explore" along with a mission that is redundant and easy.
Summary: As a long time Star Trek Fan and an avid gamer, I was eagerly awaiting ST:O and the promise it held. While I really wanted to love this game, shortcomings in its fundamental gameplay are impossible to ingnore. Rather than ramble on about my dissapointment, lets just break it down into the basics. The Good: Installed and activated painlessly. Runs smoothly on my two year old rig. Comes with 30 days of free play before you have to pay per month.
Summary: I read the reviews, I watched the videos on the website, so I got it to form my own opinion and my opinion is: It gets boring... quickly. You feel boxed in, it doesn't feel like a universe you're playing in. I would almost say it's like playing City of Heroes (which Cryptic is the original maker of) in space, but despite the "defense walls" in City of Heroes, even COH feels like you have more areas to explore.
Summary: It had such possibilities but... Choppy play, poor speed, not very intuitive, and you don't get to play unless you PAY PAY PAY after you buy the game. I'm SO disappointed. I paid over [...] and only got to play for 9 days. One day the server was down every time I went to play and there were numerous other connection problems on other days.