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2.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Terrible - Unfinished and Buggy, 29 April 2013
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Star Trek (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Well where to start? I love Star Trek, and you'd think a game with a good writer on board, and solid voice acting from all the cast of the reboot would be good. Unfortunately it isn't. It's clear that this game was released in a highly unfinished state.

It has less polish than a dusty old cabinet in a shed, and more bugs then the insect house at Chester Zoo. Allow me to elaborate. The game is clearly designed to be played with a human co-op partner. If you have to rely on the AI, you're in for a lousy time.

- Your AI character (Spock in my case) will very often get confused by simple things such as walls and just run into them
- When ordered to unlock a door or hack something he will very often just stand there
- On one occasion I was downed in a gun battle. Did Spock heal me? No he just stood there looking and I had to restart and entire section
- The jumping mechanics are a joke
- The graphics would have been an embarrassment as a 360 launch title

I honestly don't know how anyone can rate this game above 3 stars. It claims to have 'Mass Effect' style gameplay. That's a huge insult to Bioware and anyone involved with the Mass Effect universe. This game does not even deserve to lick Commander Shepard's boots.

Truly awful stuff. If you don't believe me, rent before you buy!
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2013 09:03:03 BDT
Je Salter says:
I've played the game and all incantations of Mass Effect and I gave this four stars. Yes there are some bugs but virtually every single game has them initially these days, they'll be sorted out with updates. However, I found that if I moved 'Kirk' from a position, Spock would stop running into a wall and complete the objective, hack a door, something he never failed to do. Spock doing this only happened twice though.

On a few occasions Spock didn't heal me like you say but that was because he was either pinned down elsewhere or was injured himself. With regards to jumping, I take it you mean climbing? I haven't had a problem, if you mean jumping across gaps, I haven't had a problem either but you have to make sure your in the right position to be able to do it.

Some of the graphics aren't the best but some are absolutely fantastic so I disagree that they would have been an embarrassment. The game play is similar to Mass Effect, it would be great if it was identical but it's not Mass Effect.

Paramount and CBS have captured the atmosphere and humour of the current Star Trek as directed by JJ Abrams but they had could have done so much more hence my four stars. The Star Trek universe is absolutely enormous and they could have chosen a more engaging enemy than the Gorn but it's still a good 'first effort' and hopefully not the last.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2013 19:05:17 BDT
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the game, and I respect yours. Just with the game currently trending at 43/100 on Metacritic, and generally regarded by most professional game reviewers as a bit of a stinker, seems a lot of people have their rose tinted Star Trek specs on for this one and can't see it's a clearly bug ridden unfinished mess.

Posted on 30 Apr 2013 22:31:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Apr 2013 22:37:06 BDT
Spot on. Feels as though this game has been rushed to get out in time for the new film. The A.I and bugs are some of the worst I've come across and in 2013 this is totally unacceptable for the price of the product!

I could make a very long list of the things that went wrong, Kirk disappearing randomly, at some point returning to the start of a mission, not responding to any commands, not healing, even weapons seemingly hitting an invisible wall immediately in front of you, resulting in your death due to the absent A.I etc. An incredibly frustrating and dated game.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 08:36:22 BDT
Je Salter says:
It's absolutely nothing to do with rose tinted glasses. In relation to bugs in recent games just look at GOW3 and Defiance, they both have them. It's not good and it shouldn't happen but these days it seems to be a fact of life and if your a gamer, you have to accept that it happens. It shouldn't but when it does the developer should fix them asap.

I completed this last night and although the glitches in this game are a bit of a pain, they are not game breakers, moving your character or telling the other to move stops the bug. In Defiance a friend of mine had two weeks game play wiped out by a bug so the few in this game in comparison are an irritant but it doesn't ruin the game.

At the end of the day it all comes down to personal opinion and everyone is entitled to their but I do feel that Paramount and CBS have recreated the Star Trek atmosphere, humour and a blend of action and story telling here that probably makes this the best trek game I've played. Yes the graphics could be better and they chose a strange enemy but nevertheless I still enjoyed it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 08:39:51 BDT
Je Salter says:
Mr Lagowski, I didn't experience any of the bugs you mentioned although on a couple of occasions my character didn't get healed because the Spock AI was either pinned down or injured himself.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 18:10:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 May 2013 09:42:19 BDT
P. Maurice says:
The game had shady sugarcoating on the pc version revolving around a hindered review until the game was released. I'm tending to be mindful of what dev/Pub I buy from now as more emerging cowboys are poised to jump for your cash around cheaper costs to themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 18:28:45 BDT
Only a matter of time haha. These have been covered in several reviews of the game as well.
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