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Review – Star Trek: Shattered Universe
20 April 2006
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 .
Excerpt: I don't really care for this game. 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...
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: 15 /20 Malgré un développement chaotique, PlatinumGames a réussi à sortir un spin-off très agréable à jouer. Le gameplay est dynamique, le jeu est fun, c’est fluide et le mode Katana est jouissif. On prend du plaisir à trancher les éléments du décor et à découper en pièces nos ennemis. L’aventure vaut le coup d’œil et les développeurs ont bien réussi le pari de l’intégrer à l’univers Metal Gear, avec plein de clins d’œil ci et là.
Pros: Une certaine mise en scène, Bestiaire sympathique, Gameplay dynamique, Parades/contres, vive le timing, Le mode Katana, jouissif, Fluide et assez propre, Le système de progression, Le fan service, Plein d'éléments destructibles, La bande sonore, Du challenge pour tous, Plusieurs à-côtés (dont VR Missions), Le scoring pour les intéressés, Un arsenal agréable, Premiers niveaux assez longs…
Cons: Mais derniers très courts, Durée de vie assez faible, Des soucis de caméras, Scénario plutôt décevant, Visuellement inégal, Level design assez basique, Fin bâclée, IA, mi-figue mi-raisin
Conclusion: Pour le moment, nos premières impressions sont assez positives. Il faut bien comprendre que ce Metal Gear Rising : Revengeance est un spin-off, ce qui explique pourquoi il prend une orientation autre. Ceci dit, la difficulté semble être au rendez-vous puisque la mort peut survenir très rapidement, même en normal. Le challenge sera sûrement encore plus important en niveau « Revengeance ».