Summary: Loved this game. Great even in skirmish mode. The federation missions are a blast as are the klingon and they play much differently because the ships are different play styles and strategy. If some reviewers don't think there is strategy to this game, then obviously they played it like some stupid sci fi shoot em up instead of the methodical game it is. The better you do, the more you unlock allowing different kinds of ships for multiplayer or skirmish.
Summary: Ok, so it's not as deep or as polished I'd like. But you can't compare this game to X-Wing or Tie Fighter (Oh how I miss those.) You have to compare this game to every other Star Trek game out there. In which case it comes out (sadly) near the top. The Good: It is fun. Once you get used to the controls and the emergency power system you realize that there is some strategy after all. The crew upgrades were a cool idea.
Summary: ... same old mistakes. It's fun! If you like Star Trek, add a star here or there. But they get the same thing wrong that all the others do, these are supposed to be BIG Star Ships. You can't "Dog Fight" in a ship like this, they should be huge, lumbering ships that turn slowly... SFC is the closest thing to getting it right so far.
Summary: This is a fun little game for PSP with decent graphics and well thought out controls. I've been pretty entertained by it the whole time I've had it rented and now I'm planning on purchasing it. There are two full campaign modes one as the Federation and the other as the Klingon Empire and while both campaigns end kind of abruptly, respectively the skirmish mode offers a lot of fun instant action allowing you to set up your own opposition and choose any ship available in...
Summary: This game is pretty good.. I like it WAY better than "Encounters" for the PS2...THAT game had TRUE clunky controls... It IS sort of a hybrid between Starfleet command and Starfleet/Klingon Academy... Most of the complaints seem to be complaining about things that could ONLY be fixed if the game was on a computer, not a HANDHELD.... I like it alot... missions are challenging and the cheats for unlockables come in REAL handy!!
Summary: This may be a biased review as i love pretty much anything star trek. Its a good trek game with simple gameplay mechanics. I think if this game were not portable it would probably not work as well for me. I like that i can pick it up and play for 15 mins here and there doing simple escort, seek and destroy type missions. There is ship advancement and you can upgrade your crew which adds a little rpg element.
Summary: Pros - a pocket version of Starfleet Command (SFC) that you can carry around. - opening menus are very nicely done. - contains campaign, skirmish and multiplayer modes. - compaign plays like in SFC. You finish a mission and it awards you upgrade points that you can use to assign to your crew to improve your ship's performance (so it's like upgrading in RPGs). - You are incrementally awarded command of better ships as you progress thru the game.