Mac App Store Review Rating: 3 Stars – [Download Here] for $9.99
Tonight I purchased Star Trek DAC from the Mac App Store. Being a huge Star Trek fan, I was excited to see what this app had in store. Looking at the preview images Star Trek DAC has impressive graphics and fits the feel of previous Star Trek computer games (such as Star Trek: Elite Force).
After playing the game for about half an hour, my thoughts on Star Trek DAC are mixed, depending on my point of view:
From the gamer’s perspective:
The game’s graphics are very crisp and full of color. Gameplay is on a basic two-dimensional field, leaving out the complexity of navigating through a battle in a 3D section of space. The online aspect lets you challenge yourself against season players, or you can hone your skills on the solo gameplay. The game is easy to catch on to and offers some fast paced shoot-em-up fun.
From a Trekkie’s perspective:
Much like the latest Star Trek movie, DAC doesn’t quite have the feel of the classic episodes and movies. It is lacking the warmth and character that should be associated with the name Enterprise. It has been suited to meet the standards of popular sci-fi, but doesn’t reach out to the long-lasting Star Trek fans.
Don’t get me wrong… overall Star Trek DAC is a good game to purchase. But if you’re a die-hard Star Trek fan, don’t keep your expectations too high… just leap in looking for a quick game of blowing up ships and flying around.