Gaming Bullets

By Christian
January 10, 2001 - 10:28 PM

  • Brett Todd at SharkyGames has reviewed 'Starfleet Command II - Empires At War', beginning by saying that he was one of the people who loathed the original game, and not surprisingly ending up awarding this game a 5. "Starfleet Command Volume II: Empires at War is a rather pedestrian effort that speaks to a lack of inspiration on the part of the designers. It is more of an expansion pack than a full sequel, with no significant alterations in the formula introduced over a year ago."

  • A bit more positive is Andrew S. Bub's review at GameCenter, in which the game is awarded a 7. Bub liked the game itself, but thought it was lacking the sense of character that Star Trek should provide.

  • Leo Bien at Sci-Fi Gaming was a bit more positive, awarding it an 8. "Given the large fan base and the extremely active mod community that has proven the original's longevity, the sequel will certainly provide many more months of enjoyment for anyone even remotely interested in Star Trek gaming or strategy gaming in general."

  • Finally, the most positive analysis of the game in today's pack of reviews comes from Fwiffo at GameOver, who awards it with a rating of 90%. According to Fwiffo, titles "like SC2 go a long way in solidifying the Star Trek name in the annals of PC gaming."

  • Ion Hardie, the lead level designer on 'Star Trek: Away Team', is interviewed on Sci-Fi Gaming. Hardie talks about the storyline and technology in the game, and also mentions that it will just be running in 640*480 mode, meaning the game will require just a modest P2-266 to run.

  • Gaming site Barrysworld is working on setting up competitive 'Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force' leagues, playing both team deathmatch and Capture the Flag. Clans interested in participating should visit this page.
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