by, 01-13-2010 at 07:22 PM (973 Views)
Home from work, not feeling well. Blarg... er... blog time.
So I've been trying out Star Trek Online.
I don't think I'm going to buy it, and I'll tell you why.
It's too easy.
The starship combat is far too simplified (speaking as a player of Star Fleet Battles for many many years) for my tastes, the ground missions are railroad "find and click" affairs with a bit of simple combat built in, and the most complicated thing about it is skill upgrades for you and your crew. The hardest part of the game is navigating.
It's just not what I consider to be fun.
Plus, I'm tired of seeing names like "Captain Kirrik" of the "USS Deeznutz." Seriously. If Paramount wants to kill the Star Trek franchise, then they've ingeniously found a way to allow the fan base to do it for them.