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The RPG Fanatic: Seiken Densetsu 3 Retrospect and Review + Operation Manafall
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Star Trek boldly goes where others have gone before…into a new game
Posted on April 17, 2012 by MikeV

Star Trek has had some varying success when venturing into the realm of video games. They also had varying success as movies as well, especially with the new J.J. Abrams reboot of the series. Combine the two, and some would think that it would be destined to fail, since most gamers agree that video games based on movie suck. Namco Bandai and Digital Extremes are hoping to change that perception with their upcoming game, Star Trek.

In Star Trek, the game takes place between the first 2009 movie and the upcoming sequel coming next May 2013 and will be a cooperative third person shooter. Players will be able to take control of either Captain Kirk or Spock, each with their own weapon sets, skills and their own paths in the main story. 

 

As for play styles, both play very different from each other. Kirk uses a more direct and offensive approach to combat, allowing him to take the initiative in intense firefights. While Spock (being the intellectual Vulcan his race is known for) will use a vast array of strategic maneuvers to out flank the enemy. The two can be upgraded, giving players a wide range of choices on what strategy to take.

It seems that the game will not just be all action as the signature device of the series, the Tricorder, will play an important part in the game, detecting life signsphaser fire and much more.

Star Trek is still in development but will see a release sometime in May, in parallel to the release of the movie. Here hoping that this game doesn’t fall into the path of other bad video games based on movies.

MikeV - Staff Writer mikev (@) www.original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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