See Kirk, Spock, and Gorn Star Trek: The Video Game Screens

| 1 Mar 2013 21:25

New screens show the dynamic duo on the Enterprise and elsewhere.

Just about every Trekkie out there knows about the new movie debuting in May, but its videogame tie-in has received considerably less press. Part of that is no doubt due to its extremely generic title - Star Trek: The Video Game - but as licensed games go, this one looks better than most, promising a robust co-op mode and a story that builds the reboot universe. A slew of new screenshots illustrate the various adventures that Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock will undertake as they fight the savage Gorn.

The most salient feature of the screenshots is the variety of environments and situations in which the two spacefaring heroes will find themselves. Environments range from jagged mountains to vermilion seasides to the hangar bay of the U.S.S. Enterprise itself. The Gorn look considerably more hostile and threatening than their Original Series or Enterprise counterparts, and a planet called "New Vulcan" will feature prominently in the game.

There's not much to say beyond that. Star Trek: The Video Game will release on April 23, which should give players plenty of time to complete the campaign before Into Darkness hits theaters. Given the quality of the art design and general game concept, I wish I could say that this game will be a surefire success, but damn it, Jim, I'm a journalist, not a fortune-teller.

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Marik2:

DVS BSTrD:

Marik2:

Wait was that ever on consoles or just the PSP?

You better believe it was on consoles, I watched my dad snap my brother's copy in two right in front of me.

Guessing cuz your brother was too young to play a rated M game?

And I was dumb enough to start playing it while he was still in the house. I felt like shit for months after that.

DVS BSTrD:

Marik2:

DVS BSTrD:
Unless they're made by Rockstar
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Wait was that ever on consoles or just the PSP?

You better believe it was on consoles, I watched my dad snap my brother's copy in two right in front of me.

Guessing cuz your brother was too young to play a rated M game?

Marik2:

DVS BSTrD:

Proverbial Jon:

Oh come now... promising? Movie tie-in games may promise much but they never provide anything other than hollow words and the bitter tears of inevitable disappointment.

Unless they're made by Rockstar
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Wait was that ever on consoles or just the PSP?

You better believe it was on consoles, I watched my dad snap my brother's copy in two right in front of me.

DVS BSTrD:

Proverbial Jon:

Marshall Honorof:
but as licensed games go, this one looks better than most, promising a robust co-op mode and a story that builds the reboot universe.

Oh come now... promising? Movie tie-in games may promise much but they never provide anything other than hollow words and the bitter tears of inevitable disappointment.

Unless they're made by Rockstar
image

Wait was that ever on consoles or just the PSP?

Star Trek: The Video Game?

Is that supposed to be a play off of Star Trek: The Motion Picture or are they really just that devoid of originality?

james.sponge:

lithium.jelly:
So much pessimism! I think it looks pretty good so far. I'm no Trekkie, but if this is available on PC I just might pick it up.

No one would be complaining if this was a brand new ip. The thing is, people know Star Trek and they know it was never action driven. It was always about characters, smart plots, and cultural, ethical and/or social conflicts. It's very depressing to see a fine piece of science fiction turned into dumb action game.

Well, perhaps that is why I am less pessimistic about this than everyone else. I was watching Star Trek before Next Generation was made, and I remember rather a lot of action. Kirk punching everyone that he couldn't screw, plenty of phaser fire every second episode, it was much more exciting than Next Gen ever was. And TBH, I have never been that impressed by the plots of most episodes of any Star Trek series. It has generally been about what particular last minute twist can save the day. Besides which, it needs to have a bit of an action injection if it is going to make a good game. If they can also capture a few of the small handful of genuinely intelligent moments from the shows it might just turn out to be fun.

lithium.jelly:
So much pessimism! I think it looks pretty good so far. I'm no Trekkie, but if this is available on PC I just might pick it up.

No one would be complaining if this was a brand new ip. The thing is, people know Star Trek and they know it was never action driven. It was always about characters, smart plots, and cultural, ethical and/or social conflicts. It's very depressing to see a fine piece of science fiction turned into dumb action game.

So much pessimism! I think it looks pretty good so far. I'm no Trekkie, but if this is available on PC I just might pick it up.

Allow me to provide the appropriate visuals for what this SHOULD look like:

from what I understand it's not a movie tie in game, it's a licensed game with a story independent of the movie.

It's probably not this awesome in reality, but did it look like a Mass Effect clone set in the Star Trek universe to anyone else? I would play the crap out of that if it was any good at all.

It looks like a very generic and cheap cash-in.

MarsProbe:
Those two guys in the background in the 4th screenshot...admirals in the making, definitely.

Who is actually making this game anyway? Consider that a rhetorical question, as I'll probably look it up at some point. Eventually.

Saved you the trouble :) It's being developed by Digital Extremes and co-published by Namco and Paramount

Those two guys in the background in the 4th screenshot...admirals in the making, definitely.

Who is actually making this game anyway? Consider that a rhetorical question, as I'll probably look it up at some point. Eventually.

Movie tie-in games CAN be good, but they normally aren't.

I just don't see this game being any good unless it's going the 'before the movie' and 'after the movie' sort of a death.

DVS BSTrD:

Proverbial Jon:

Marshall Honorof:
but as licensed games go, this one looks better than most, promising a robust co-op mode and a story that builds the reboot universe.

Oh come now... promising? Movie tie-in games may promise much but they never provide anything other than hollow words and the bitter tears of inevitable disappointment.

Unless they're made by Rockstar
image

CAAAAANNN YOOOOOOUU DIIIIIIIIIGG IT?

Yeah this one looks sub par. I know graphics aren't everything but the textures look horrible, plus cover based whack a mole gameplay. Yeah I'll stick to STO.

Proverbial Jon:

Marshall Honorof:
but as licensed games go, this one looks better than most, promising a robust co-op mode and a story that builds the reboot universe.

Oh come now... promising? Movie tie-in games may promise much but they never provide anything other than hollow words and the bitter tears of inevitable disappointment.

Unless they're made by Rockstar
image

Marshall Honorof:
but as licensed games go, this one looks better than most, promising a robust co-op mode and a story that builds the reboot universe.

Oh come now... promising? Movie tie-in games may promise much but they never provide anything other than hollow words and the bitter tears of inevitable disappointment.

Hey people in charge of this kind of thing, have you seen Mass Effect? I hear that sold pretty well. Hm. I wonder if there's some kind of connection between Star Trek and Mass Effect. That sure would be convenient.

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