The game appeases my inner Star Trek fan than it does my inner Gamer. Lots of in-mission levels set on the Enterprise give a true scale of the ship and it is interesting to see all of Engineering, Sickbay and the shuttlebay in all their detail.
There are not as many references to previous shows or Original series elements, but that kind of fits in with the new films as they try hard not to alienate their new fanbase by delving too much into the older Trek fanbase.
If you are a hardcore gamer, you will most likely find little in this game, however as a Trek fan, it is a must buy.
Two high points of note in particular are:
1. The dialogue, which has nailed the feel of each character. Bar Uhura who sounds bored to tears.
2. Musical score, which sets up the tones of each level perfectly. It emphasizes the eerie feelings on New Vulcan, feelings of exploration on the Gorn Planet and heroics when on the Enterprise.