Summary: As a life-long Star Trek fan, I was skeptical about the reboot. However, my worries were unfounded as the 2009 film quickly became one of my favorites in the series, and it's attention to what came before while paving a new pathway for these familiar characters was a welcome change. When I learned that before the sequel was to hit theaters there was to be a movie tie-in, my skepticism returned.
Excerpt: In 2009, J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek , effectively recasted an iconic crew and revitalized the franchise. It went more towards an action sci-fi film with Chris Pine as a young, handsome Kirk (yet Han Solo-esque) that you could build a new movie franchise around. It was a beautiful, stylistic movie that made new Trek fans, and pleased current ones.
Conclusion: If you’re a Star Trek fan on a buzz from Star Trek Into Darkness and are both very forgiving and after a mostly competent but not as good Uncharted clone, and most importantly have a friend who is exactly the same, then you’ll probably be content picking up and playing Star Trek: The Videogame for the 7-9 hours it takes to finish.
Conclusion: When I was a kid, I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation with an almost religious fervor, eager to know more about the universe, the various races, the backgrounds of the characters. I also played games in my mind with the crew, creating situations where the cast members worked together to solve diplomatic and technological challenges.
Pros: + Star Trek style, + Enterprise section
Cons: - Limited story appeal, - Gorn enemies, - Cover system
Summary: The Star Trek reboot might be working out well in terms of the movies, but the video game is a complete mess. At best a bland shooter, the game is plagued by poor design, glitches, bugs, and other issues. I’ll give the game some credit for attempting to add some depth to the proceedings, but that attempt seems to have kept it from paying attention to the little things. This game either needed more time in development, or simply a more streamlined approach.
Summary: Short Attention Span Summary: Walking around with your tricorder out scanning things just felt right, and I wish the game had enabled you to use it more to escape by using science instead of your phaser. Like let me disable the gravity in a room I’m trying to clear of enemies, or something like that.
Excerpt: Games that come out in conjunction with a movie have a bad reputation. Often seen as an attempt to cash in on the movie's success, there is a long line of examples in the not very good pile. With the release of the Star Trek video game coming out just before the Star Trek into Darkness movie, fans are probably a bit wary.