Star Trek: Timelines offers a lot of fun for mega-fans of the franchise, but understand that you won’t get as much out of it as you would want unless you’re willing to spend some money. And, once you start, it can become hard to resist the temptation to drop another $5 for another chance to unlock a rare character or ship...Of course, I wouldn’t put up with any of that if the game wasn’t so much fun.
If you’ve played Game of Thrones Ascent, you know Disruptor Beam is going to get to the bottom of all of the glitches, shine up the gameplay and create some great social elements. I just wish they did all of that first, since I’m reviewing the game as it exists right now.
This is a fun game for the casual gamer. A little strategy, a little combat, but it's also a crew collector's game along the lines of Pokemon. The development team is working hard to keep this title compelling. It's got good graphics, solid gameplay mechanics, and decent storytelling. Not perfect, but fun and with plenty of room for growth. Great F2P experience.
for a star trek fan such as myself (and indeed someone who is into gaming) i would say it does have an aura of nostalgia and can become quite fun and addictive, it is better that most star trek games for PC and console out at the moment but i can't speak on behalf of a non trek fan
Looks like Star Trek, sounds like Star Trek, plays like a mess. User interface is confusing and cumbersome, and there's a near total lack of tutorials or explanations for game mechanics. There's no sense of exploration in the Timelines universe - everything you want comes out of a single portal that you click on. Then you just drag and drop static, inanimate pictures of crewmembers around until numbers are over some other numbers, and oh god, it's so boring. Very soon after the start you'll hit a brick wall in progress, which was slow and tiresome to begin with.
Avoid if you're not a die-hard Trekkie, and even if you are, consider carefully if you really want to pay actual money for what amounts to digital baseball cards.
TL:DR // Pay to Play, avoid if you don't plan on spending money.
Its a fun game for about a day, then the paywalls hit in and the game becomes a horrible cash grab. This game needs a better IAP model because I can't see this game surviving long with its current insanely expensive pay to play systems.
For the first few days, or should I say the first mission you'll have relatively few problems except maybe with ship battles, the starting crew is more or less sufficient for new free players to get through this phase, then after that the rather painfully obvious pay to play aspects immediately pop up because you'll need crew, lots of it - some missions will require very specific combinations of crew and without them, you cannot pass at all.
The crew also needs items, some of these items are especially difficult to get, leveling up crew you have to fuse 2 of the same crew members together, and obviously most of the 'free' crew you can't do this, only the better cards can be fused, assuming you get multiples in the first place.
The ship battles look great, but that becomes another whole new MESS of a problem, actually getting an new ship for free players is impossible, or 99% impossible. Overall, if you don't plan on spending money..avoid
This game, which would otherwise be great, is awful because you can hardly progress past a certain point unless you spend money. It takes forever to get items your crew needs, while you get an abundance of items which are useless. Very frustrating to play. It's nothing more than a money-grab.
SummaryExplore the Final Frontier in the ultimate sci-fi strategy RPG, Star Trek Timelines! Join Starfleet and overcome challenges as you boldly go where no one has gone before- across the entire history of Star Trek.
ASSEMBLE YOUR CREW from hundreds of characters from Star Trek, The Next Generation Deep space Nine, Voyager and En...