Average User Score: 6.6Apr 25, 2013Team Ninja gets how we all feel about Samus. We view her as a hardened badass war machine who gets the job done with chilling proficiency. TheTeam Ninja gets how we all feel about Samus. We view her as a hardened badass war machine who gets the job done with chilling proficiency. The gameplay they've crafted reflects that long-held characterization. Throughout the Bottle Ship, Samus will throw giant alien bees, kick Space Pirates in the face, and suplex giant chameleon-scorpions. It's a shame the narrative paints her as something entirely different. Yoshio Sakamoto wanted to humanize Samus, but in his attempt to do so, he made her come across as a weak-willed, emotionally stunted moron with deep daddy issues.
If Team Ninja developed the next game, and Sakamoto had nothing to do with the story, I would be optimistic. It's clear that they get how Samus is seen by Metroid's audience, and they certainly delivered a compelling game. It's a shame that such a great game had an awful story to go with it.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.3Apr 25, 2013I came in expecting a 7.5, I got what I asked for. Star Trek is an above-average licensed game with solid, albeit uninspired gameplay. OnceI came in expecting a 7.5, I got what I asked for. Star Trek is an above-average licensed game with solid, albeit uninspired gameplay. Once the AI pathfinding and miscellaneous glitches are fixed, it's well worth looking into.
+The cast of the movie reprises their roles. While some of the delivery from the minor characters is underwhelming, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto gave very good performances as Kirk and Spock.
+Decent writing. The plot was no more ridiculous than Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's plot for the original J.J. Abrams movie.
+The soundtrack and theatrical presentation helps the game nail the feeling of playing a movie.
+The tricorder scan system and research library feels reminiscent of Metroid Prime's scan visor mechanic. It certainly adds replay value.
+Solid execution of shooter mechanics.
+Cooperative play, when it works, is excellent.
-No splitscreen cooperative play.
-Underwhelming graphics options. Might be adjustable via a configuration file, but I have yet to go digging for it.
-Default controls take some getting used to.
-Dated animations and somewhat lackluster texture work occasionally undercut the dramatic tension.
-Does nothing to innovate.… Expand