Star Trek Online: Beam Me Up, Scotty?

But I must admit to getting excited as the little preview videos hit the Internet.  First the trailer for the game:

Then Cryptic Studios released two videos covering specific aspects of the game.  Here is the Exploration video:

Hmmm... looks like a lot of combat going on...

I feel that starship customization a very important element of the game.

Looks pretty cool, eh?

On February 2, 2010, Star Trek Online was released in the United States.

It was greeted with mixed reviews.  Many players praised the graphics and the space combat mechanics.  Some even went on to say that the game captures the feel of Star Trek thanks to the immense amount of references to lore and a story continuity that continues after the events of the recent film (which opened up a parallel universe in a totally different timeline).

Graphics and character generation were also praised, with the character creation being called one of the best available in an MMORPG.

As with many MMORPGs at inception, this game arrived with problems.  The AAA curse is in full swing here.

Mar 18, 2010
by Anonymous

I am a die-hard Trekkie and

I am a die-hard Trekkie and I play this game. While I would certainly love more forays into the "exploration" aspect of Trek, I certainly understand that shoot-em-up would be needed to make this game remotely interesting to the non-Trekkie.

I have almost cried from sadness over only one mission, the rest, I must admit, have been fun.

I am by NO MEANS a gamer and all of this is very new to me so I must say my opinions are solely that of a total noob. But I have really loved this game, I've played it on almost a daily basis since open beta and I'm looking forward to the first real expansion download next week.

But the story lines have been been a hoot and the references to canon Trek were definitely written from the heart.

It may not be the most intriguing game ever - but it's a good escape for a casual player like myself...


Mar 18, 2010
by John P. Barker
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Hey, thanks...

... for such an honest comment.  I love gaming, but I'm always sad when things don't quite shape up.  There's hope for STonline yet!