Star Trek The Video Game Wiki: Everything you want to know about the game

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Star Trek The Video Game Wiki: Everything you want to know about the game

Star Trek The Video Game

Publisher:
Namco Bandai

Developer:
Digital Extremes

Platforms:
PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Genre:Third Person Shooter

Release Date:NA: April 23, 2013, EU: April 26, 2013

Star Trek: The Video Game is a third-person action-adventure video game spin off game based of the characters from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie, developed by Digital Extremes and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and Paramount Pictures, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It released on April 23rd 2013.

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Development

The developer Digital Extremes had a meeting with the filmmakers and wanted to make the Star Trek game to expand the franchise into bigger and more ambitious projects.  The pros and cons and previous failures of movie-based games were discussed. The game began development in 2010 and was announced the following year at E3 for a 2012 release. It was subsequently delayed to 2013. [reference]

The developers wanted to create the characters of the game into the likeness of the Actors in the movie. Vice president of Paramount Brian Miller stated in an interview that, “Once we decided to make a game, we thought about what kind of game we wanted to make and so we looked at Star Trek – what is Star Trek at its core – and for us that was Kirk and Spock and that lead to it being a co-op game. And from that it kept rolling along, we would do a co-op game where you can play as Kirk or Spock. No other Star Trek game had done that before. But if we are going to do Kirk and Spock, then we need to get Chris (Pine) and Zach (Quinto), and if we are going to get them we might as well get everyone else, so it then it turned into: we must make the most authentic Star Trek game that we can.” [reference]

Other cast members from the film who will be contributing their voices and likenesses include Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Karl Urban (“Bones” McCoy) and Anton Yelchin 9Chekov). [reference]

Various games and genres were studied and mechanics implemented to create a Star Trek game whose experience would mirror the first film released in 2009. It has been described as “splicing Metroid Prime into Uncharted” by Digital Extremes creative director Sheldon Carter.

Miller described it as having “elements of a shooter, elements of exploration, adventure and discovery. This is what the new Star Trek is about.” The plot was written by God of War, Shank and Skylanders: Spryo’s Adventure writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with film producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and writer Damon Lindelof. 

Story

Star Trek: The Video Game takes place after the 2009 film and before “Into Darkness” and its events will be official canon in the new Star Trek universe. The storyline follows Kirk and Spock as they take on the Gorn and recover a lost device.

The game begins when the Enterprise intercepts a distress signal from a group of Vulcans who are stranded on a space station. Among one of them is T’Mar, a childhood friend of Spock, who both share an interesting history with each other. The game’s story will be canon to the Star Trek universe.  Kirk and Spock meet with T’Mar’s father Surok, who explains that the station’s power from the base was lost after they were attacked by the Gorn and thus begins the game.

Gameplay

Kirk and Spock will each have different gameplay attributes. Kirk can call an orbital strike from the USS Enterprise, while Spock can use his Vulcan mind melding ability to unlock certain memories.

Also, while Kirk has phase set to Stun, Spock uses a more silent weapon that freezes enemies. The player can explore the USS Enterprise and use research points collected by the player and upgrade phasers and communicators, not too dissimilar from a game like Mass Effect 2.  The game also features ship-to-ship combat.

The enemy Gorn species will vary in intelligence, gender and size. They are depicted as being skilled with special poisons, which is used to turn Vulcan’s and Starfleet personnel on Kirk and Spock.  [reference] This serves as a means for players to use non-lethal takedowns and earn points. There are different takedowns depending on who you are playing as while trying to fight a Gorn. For example, Kirk’s takedowns are much more aggressive while Spock can walk up to an enemy and use his neck pinch technique to render them unconscious. The Gorn also deploy attack drones, turrets and mines which can be hacked.

The choice in character will also affect how the crew will interact with them. The game also features cavernous swimming game play. Co-op can be allowed during Enterprise game play, with one player controlling the phasers and the other using the torpedoes. Players cannot change between Kirk and Spock during a mission but the game does allow other players to drop in and play co-operatively.

DLC

Thus far, DLC confirmed for the game includes the Elite Officer Pack available with pre-orders that provides an array of alternate costume skins and weapons.

These include the Brawler Pack (Kirk leather jacket skin, Spock Vulcan Science Academy skin); the Academy Pack (Kirk Starfleet Academy skin, Spock officer dress uniform skin, Academy phaser); Kobayashi Maru Pack (Kobayashi Maru skins); Stealth Pack (Stealth outfits, Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle and extra ammo); and the Kelvin Pack (USS Kelvin uniform skins, Kelvin hand phaser). [reference]


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  • worst game ever.
    Buggy doesn’t even begin to cover it. lame AI, horrible controls, apocryphal manual. im so pissed i cant go on, do NOT waste a dime on this crap.
    if you must play it i would suggest piratesbay.

  • I just recently finished playing through this post-patched PC game with a friend and have written a review. We both think the game is underrated and enjoyed our foray into the Star Trek universe. Keep in mind that most of the reviews you encounter about Star Trek: The Video Game were written just after the game was released before the developer had a chance to come up with a patch. So keep that in mind when reading about countless bugs and reviewers saying they were unable to finish the game in co-op mode.

    If you really like the new Star Trek movies and the main cast then this game is offering you something no other game can. The main cast have lent their likeness and voices to the game.You get to play as either Kirk or Spock and go on an epic mission doing amazing things in the pursuit of reptilian aliens who pose a great threat to the universe!

    Some of the highlights for me were watching Spock through the scope of my Star Fleet Phaser rifle and picking off the enemies around him as he went to activate a bridge. Swimming through subterranean waterways together. Flying through the air wearing wingsuits and being thrown into an arena initially weaponless and then be forced to fight Spock in hand-to-hand combat! Though there are only several weapons they are pretty cool.

    Having said all that I can’t wholeheartedly recommend the game for two reasons. The first is that it is a polarizing game. Many enjoy it, many don’t. The second is because it still has bugs though they didn’t end up spoiling the game for my friend and I. Below are two of the bigger ones..

    * In the first encounter with the Gorn if Kirk was the first one to go up the ladder the player will suddenly find himself at the bottom of the ladder looking up and unable to play and Spock fights the Gorn alone. If Spock goes up the ladder first the game continues on normally.

    * We found that if you go through three checkpoints on the Gorn mothership toward the end of the game and resume play on another day the game takes you back to the start of the mothership incursion completely ignoring those completed checkpoints. So give yourself a leisurely two hours to complete this part of the mission in one go.

    If you are an easy-going, fairly uncritical gamer that doesn’t mind playing linear games and you like Star Trek consider trying it out. It’s only $14.99 at Steam at the moment.

    Andrew Burgon

    Project Fellowship


 

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