Gaming Bullets

By Christian
December 12, 2000 - 11:46 PM

  • The German Krawall Gaming Network has posted an interview with Douglas Hare, talking to the Collective co-founder about 'Deep Space Nine: The Fallen', the company's history and word that they would "definitely be up for" doing a sequel, but that of course it's up to Simon & Schuster.

  • David Laprad at the Adrenaline Vault has reviewed the new DS9 game, awarding it a final score of 3.5 stars. Laprad was very impressed by the musical score and the graphics, but thought the game was slightly lacking in intelligence and difficulty, a result of being aimed at a broad market.

  • Jason Ocampo at CNET's GameCenter was also very positive, awarding the game a grade of 8 out of 10. "[It's] easy to recommend The Fallen to a Trekker, because the sense of immersion is most definitely in this game. If you've ever wanted to stroll the Promenade or reenact that moment in Star Trek: The Motion Picture when Kirk and company stand on top of the saucer section of the Enterprise, this is your game--it definitely captures the look and feel. And even if you're not a Trekker, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine--The Fallen still offers some pretty solid action/adventure with top-notch production values, and it deserves attention."

  • Even more positive was Paul Younger at GameRush, who thought the game was worth a rating of 95%. "Despite the fact that DS9: The Fallen doesn't have any multiplayer this is a damn fine game, it's cleverly constructed parallel running plot makes this an interesting and compelling single player game, probably one of the best we have played this year and definitely the best Star Trek game to date. The The Fallen looks great , sounds great and plays great, this is one game that should not be missed and definitely be on your Christmas list."

  • Both reviewers at Head-2-Head, Topher and Surfer, liked the game, awarding it 85% and 86%, respectively. Both reviewers thought the game was as good or better than 'Elite Force', with Surfer saying it's been a pretty good year for Star Trek games.

  • And finally, Happy Puppy Richard Douek rated the game with a 7 out of 10 in his review. His biggest problem with the game was its repetitiveness and lack of multiplayer options, killing any long-lasting replay value.

  • Preventing this from becoming a 'The Fallen Bullets' column, Decipher now has card information for every card in the Star Trek Customisable Card Game 'Mirror, Mirror' expansion.

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