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  • Summary: Star Trek: Legacy places you in the role of the Admiral of a task force of warships, which you control in small and large-scale battles. Test your strategic and tactical skills in real-time combat featuring authentic spaceships, full damage modeling, and spectacular visual effects. The storyline spans the entire Star Trek Universe, including the Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise eras. Taking advantage of next-generation consoles, Star Trek: Legacy features dynamic three-dimensional battlefields with graphically stunning space environments filled with fully realized nebulas, wormholes, planets, and stars. With full multiplayer support, you can to choose from small-scale engagements to all-out war involving multiple star systems in addition to tracking stats and player rankings. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Although there are shortcomings, Legacy is an opportunity for Star Trek fans to experience ship battles from any of the Trek time periods. If you can look past the fact that you'll spend all of your time looking at the hulls of the ships, the battles can be fun.
  2. It may be a straight port from the Xbox 360 version but does play well and has a very good storyline with well-done voice acting from all the original Star Trek captains.
  3. This is one just for the big Star Trek fans. The average gamer is unlikely to maintain interest for too long; especially given the main campaign has a completion time of around 10 hours.
  4. This starship combat game simply can't overcome bad controls, frustrating mission designs, and a mess of bugs.
  5. A tiresome, half-arsed effort. [Feb 2007, p.88]
  6. The controls are frustrating on the PC because they were designed for a game controller, not a keyboard and mouse.
  7. The legacy at hand offers only frustration and disappointment. They made it so. [Apr 2007, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 12 out of 19
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    This game, despite it's little problems, is a blast to play. Anyone rating it lower than an 8 does not know a good one when they play one.
  2. IanBell
    Dec 9, 2006
    8
    It's the best Trek game to date, which may not be saying much. Reminds me of Bridge Commander on steroids. The voice acting is done by a lot of the real characters which adds to the authenticity. Great for fans, but not likely to win over any new converts. Expand
  3. JimmusM.
    Jan 15, 2007
    7
    Certainly not the worst Star Trek game out. It's pretty and fairly easy to play. I just wish they'd do an open-ended Star Trek (ala Grand Theft Auto) where you could visit planets and the missions were not so linear. Is it so hard to do? You've got tractor beams, sensors, transporters and most of the goodies, but you can really only use them in predetermined situations, making them essentially useless. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jul 9, 2009
    3
    This game, despite it's little problems, is a blast to play. Anyone rating it lower than an 8 does not know a good one when they play one.
  5. ThomasW.
    Feb 10, 2007
    3
    Why does this have to be so dreadful, with a little more thought and time this could have been fantastic but instead it is insipid rubbish.
  6. Taliesyn
    Dec 23, 2006
    2
    Graphics are outdated (and worse than present on the 360 version) and the controls are even worse. The reliance on using 2-5 keys at the same time is bad enough, but tack on requiring mouse input for certain commands to the issue of any mouse motion AT ALL disabling your camera lock, and you just have a serious control mess. The complete inablitity to remap the keyboard is a throwback to games of fifteen years ago. On top of this, graphics are poorly rendered and poorly optimized, resulting in horrible lag at the MENU screen. The only redeeming features are voiceovers from the original captains and the fact that the dogfights CAN be fun for the first couple hours. Expand
  7. R.C.C.
    Dec 16, 2006
    0
    As a left-hander, the default control scheme is completely useless - WASD mapping for movement - and since you cannot remap the keys, this game is completely unplayable. It's a slap in the face of the consumer to not allow them to remap the keys. Do not buy this game. Companies that don't care about the customer whatsoever (check the FAQ on their website, there is no way to change the mapping and they DO NOT CARE) do not deserve to be in business. Everyone involved with this game should be flipping burgers. Expand

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