Gaming BulletsBy Caillan
December 5, 2001 - 10:22 AM
- Ian Sulic at IGN PC has posted his review of 'Star Trek: Armada II.' While Sulic thought it was ultimately a good game, he felt it wasn't quite Star Trek. Here's an extract from the review:
While it ends up a solid, more refined, feature robust RTS experience opposed to its progenitor, it's still not the strategic Star Trek game fans such as myself have been so eagerly awaiting. Armada II's often times too much too fast. But this actually carries over decently from a strictly gameplay standpoint when basis and license are not taken into consideration. Its frantic play may only be Star Trek in name, but it is fun nonetheless.
The full review, in which the game was awarded a score of 7.4/10, can be found here.
- Over at Section 31, Joshua Williams thought that 'Armada II's' AI was very disappointing. "Perhaps the worst thing about Armada II though is the AI. Your units are unbelievably stupid," he wrote. "If there is a 'dangerous' nebula anywhere in their path, 9 times out of 10 they will fly right through it. It can become very frustrating at times, especially when you can't get them to immediately leave the nebula." Overall, Williams gave the game a rating of 40/50 in the complete analysis, saying that the positives outweighed the negatives.
- The latest box design for 'Star Trek: Bridge Commander' has been posted here at Activision. The site states that the game is currently scheduled for release in March 2002.
- Decipher has updated its list of cards available in the 'Holodeck Adventures' CCG expansion pack.