This is our first look at STO Gameplay (It’s mine at least) and I have mixed feelings. During the video you’ll notice a few things. First of all before I even get into the gameplay I want to express my disappointment that it wasn’t Patrick Stewart’s voice or at least someone trying to copy him. Okay, now that we have that out of the way…
Did you notice that the Federation was fighting the Klingons? Who plunged them back into war? Some of the Federation ships also closely resembled those from Enterprise’s (Scott Bakula’s) era…. So I started thinking maybe this is taking place back at the beginning of the Federation’s existance. But then I saw the Borg. So what’s going on here? Obviously if the Borg are there then we’re into the TNG era yet last we knew the Klingons were allies with the Federation. WTB Explanation, pst.
The Ship combat did look really neat though. I love the sound of phasers and big battles against the Borg will be really cool. Bringing these big ships (I think I saw a Galaxy class and Sovereign class in there?) into battle will make for a lot of fun. I’m slightly disappointed with what I saw of the avatar combat though. It looked really stiff. Shooting phasers at each other could be a very, very odd thing in a game like this. Will we have HP bars? How many phaser hits can we take? I didn’t see a cover system.
I’m excited and scared at the same time. This could turn out to be either a really amazing game and the next step into the final frontier or it could be an epic stinker.