Gaming Bullets

By Amy
April 3, 2001 - 5:29 PM

  • Steve Butts of IGN PC recently managed to obtain a pre-beta copy of upcoming Gizmo Games title, 'Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars' and has posted a second in-depth preview of the game. Pleased with the way the game is coming along so far, he had this to say: "While there are still a lot of functionality issues to work out, this is actually one of the more complete alphas we've seen in a while. Stability and frame rates are still a problem, but most of the actual game is solid. The missions and ships are in and, as long as the code continues to be optimized, gamers will definitely be looking forward to this one - whether they're Star Trek fans or not."

  • The official 'Bridge Commander' site has posted a production update, that more or less only states in more detail that "the entire team is working to get the game to Alpha state i.e. feature and content near complete."

  • In addition to this, they've posted a new screenshot of the week.

  • Meanwhile, the Elite Force Center has six new screenshots from the soon-to-be-released expansion pack.

  • Another two 'Away Team' reviews today. First up is HQ, whose reviewer, Dammitjanet , rated it slightly above average 7/10, commenting that it's "not a classic, but a step in the right direction for Activision. Buy it and love it if you are a Trekkie, if you are not a Trekkie, buy it only if you need something to play for a week."

  • Secondly Ultramag of X-treme Gaming Radio gave it a score of 65% in his review. As with most other reviewers, the biggest flaw in the game was the AI. Ultramag concluded with "It's not much of a Star Trek game, and the fact that tactics are optional hampers the gameplay."

  • Decipher, makers of the Star Trek customisable card game have opened up a preview section for the new Voyager card set. The first card to be announced is the new version of Seven of Nine.
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