Conclusion: Other than the super-secret Achievement, the objectives in Star Trek D-A-C are all there for the taking. Of course, you are a bit at the mercy of either having friends to play against locally or those on Live, but at least you can rest assured that all but one of these are attainable during the course of normal, non-fetch type play. Heck, you can even score points here by being the first to die .
Excerpt: The new Star Trek film wasn't bad, was it? Great special effects, good cast, spectacular action and the odd funny, too. Yeah, that Star Trek film, bar some time travel silliness, was just about as good as a Star Trek film could be. Shame the game released to tie-in with the movie is such a bitter, pointless disappointment. Now, we weren't expecting anything special. Games based on movies rarely are.
Excerpt: There are a lot of ways to use video games to cash in on a movie license. Depending on the kind of movie you're cribbing from, you might end up with a racing game, a shooter, or an action adventure game. When it comes to big franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek, you have even more material to work with. Want to make a bunch of flight sims? Why not? There are about a million spacecraft, land-based vehicles, and other odd methods of transportation in these two worlds.
Excerpt: Remember the good old days? Remember when those Empire Strikes Back Burger King glasses were your prized possessions? Well, it seems that JJ Abrams and Paramount have tried to bring that magic feeling back to a certain extent (since the Star Wars pictures totally dropped the ball in this regard) with a phenomenal new Star Trek picture with matching Burger King glasses available at your nearest restaurant.
Excerpt: At its very best, D-A-C is a good online game with the potential to offer up some epic six-on-six space wars. But when Xbox Live is slow and you can’t find a full game, all that’s left is an empty and lazy solo experience.
Excerpt: Sometimes it's confusing seeing how movie companies make game tie-ins. Star Trek is clearly the most successful movie of the summer so far, yet its tie-in game is an Xbox Live title that hardly picks up anything from the movie. Star Trek D-A-C is an arcadey shooter played from a top-down 2D perspective where you'll control one of three ships each from either the Romulans or the Federation in a battle across several maps. Sound familiar?