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Flying Gremlin 07-10-2015 03:28 PM

Star Trek Online
 
...you know, I was really surprised to see no thread about this. Anyone play it?

Zeke 07-17-2015 01:16 AM

I've been meaning to check it out since it was announced, but I have to now that they've done a Voyager reunion. I just wish it were on PS3. I'm very much not a PC gamer.

How have you found the game?

Flying Gremlin 07-20-2015 08:42 PM

Your "Voyager reunion" bit actually misses two: Robert MacNeil comes back as Tom Paris, and Lisa LoCierco comes back as Miral Paris. They were released in Season 10. So the entire list is Tuvok, Seven, Harry, Tom, Neelix, Doc, Miral and Jhet'leya.

From a gamer: it's a little repetitive, but fairly well balanced. I don't like how they neglect the Klingons; they tried to keep a "red versus blue" mentality, but did a Hell of a lot more to the blue Federation than the red Klingons. It's fun and a little more interesting than World of Warcraft (and without the crippling debt, either).

From a long time Trek fan: the shout-outs alone are all worth playing at least once through all the single player missions. They wrap up tons of abandoned and discarded stories into one long story line that plays really well into the main arc. I don't want to give too much of it away, because some of it is pretty twisty and if you don't read about it you won't see it coming. And the Leonard Nimoy episodes, where he does a voiceover, they bring a tear to my eye every time I play it.

Before you ask, no, there's no D/7 or K/7 anywhere in the storyline. Sorry.

Some criticisms: Denise Crosby does a horrible job at voice acting during her featured episode, and some of the Sela arc too. Most of the other voiceovers are pretty good, but there's a couple of forced places that just sound weird - Garrett Wang during his first lines, for example, sound like he's in a really bad sound booth, but they get better as time goes on. All the cut-scenes are rendered out by the game engine, and if you don't have the graphics on at least Medium, it has trouble with distance shots. Clipping is pretty bad, too, but no worse than in any other game. The "open customization" of character uniforms and ships can get a little ridonculous if you like pure Trek, and if you are open to it, you'll find that the Federation once again is favored for clothing choices compared to the Klingons (and Romulans, though I find that the Romulans have more options).

Flying Gremlin 07-20-2015 08:44 PM

Oh, and one more thing: they've been trying to put out a console version of the game for years, but the main problem right now is the newer consoles (with the exception of the Wii U) require a paid membership to play online.

That, and controls. There's 22 buttons on a PS3 controller and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt: it's nowhere near enough.

NAHTMMM 08-08-2015 10:42 PM

I played it for a few years. It's fun. However, due to a combination of factors, I can't access my account. I mean, I probably could if I tried hard enough, but I just have too many other things on my plate these days.

Flying Gremlin 08-25-2015 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NAHTMMM (Post 80309)
I played it for a few years. It's fun. However, due to a combination of factors, I can't access my account. I mean, I probably could if I tried hard enough, but I just have too many other things on my plate these days.

If you ever do, look me up. @flyinggremlin is my handle.

Loving my Rommies and Klingons right now.

Flying Gremlin 08-09-2017 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeke (Post 80301)
I've been meaning to check it out since it was announced, but I have to now that they've done a Voyager reunion. I just wish it were on PS3. I'm very much not a PC gamer.

How have you found the game?

Did you get a chance to try now that they've launched on console (albeit the PS4)?

DrWho42 09-08-2019 04:23 PM

monster factory recently featured star trek online in their latest episodes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UnwUwi82Ek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXAE8tQqmKM

Flying Gremlin 10-31-2019 06:32 AM

Out of all people, Snoop Dogg has a Star Trek mural in his home. And it's early concept art from STO.

Fo' shizzle.


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