Conclusion: Overall, this game symbolizes everything that’s wrong with the Star Trek franchise lately. Poor development, lackluster follow-through, worn out story lines and not enough support from credible entertainment professionals. I really hope someone can get in there and give this franchise the shot of new blood that it desperately needs. I can’t recommend this game (or most of the other Trek games) to even the staunchest Trek supporter and that’s sad.
Excerpt: Star Trek: Shattered Universe puts you into a mirrored universe of the Star Trek universe inspired off of a classic Star Trek episode. While I'm not a big Star Trek fan, I'm sure many Trek fans will like the idea of a game based off a classic episode. It's too bad that this game leaves a lot to be desired, however. I guess Star Trek: Shattered Universe's biggest fault is the lack of depth. Lets go through the game in whole and how it performs in different areas.
Excerpt: And that basically sums up my feelings about Star Trek: Shattered Universe . Regardless of the collective media impressions (which include two reports from recent TNL colleagues), I was ultimately left stunned. There's no simple way to put it - this game let me down. I'd sooner look for a feature to flirt with Uhura than spend another second with this ( wink , wink ).
Excerpt: I can see where someone might care for it, or develop a sort of jaded affection for it, the same way that people sometimes like movies because they're bad. I can also see why people who enjoy the original "Star Trek" series might also like Star Trek: Shattered Universe , as it's voiced by Walter Koenig and George Takei, and is set within not only the "mirror universe" of the classic episode, but chronicles an adventure of Sulu's as the captain of the Excelsior .
Conclusion: Star Trek: Shattered Universe is a severely flawed space shooter, with linear, pointless missions, barely serviceable graphics, and no real system of advancement to keep you playing on. It's only saving grace from the "bin of total tat" is the fact that they've made a real effort to make it feel like Star Trek, I'm not a devoted ST fan, so it doesn't really make me want to buy the game, even if it is priced quite cheaply (£20).
Pros: Has the real voices of a couple of the original cast., Uh, it has spaceships in it?
Cons: Too many to list here, the worst being illogical, pointless missions, making for terrible gameplay.
Conclusion: Overall Shattered Union is a great strategy game let down technically by the graphics engine and forgettable sound. Definitely one for strategy nuts (are there any who own Xboxes?) but not a game I’d recommend to people that want a quick blast.
Pros: Turn-based strategy on a strategy starved console, Good strategic gameplay
Cons: Graphics and sound take a back seat, Not for the pick-up-and-play type
Conclusion: Quel bel exemple de licence gâchée ! Ce Star Trek : Shattered Universe est moche, la maniabilité est mauvaise, mais surtout le jeu est totalement inintéressant. Le pouvoir soporifique du titre est vraiment important et les missions s'enchaînent sans véritable lien et sans vraie raison. Bref, il semble que la médiocrité ait encore trouvé un digne représentant.