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    Star Trek: D-A-C

    Game » consists of 6 releases. Released May 13, 2009

    A dual joystick shooter, released as a tie-in with the 2009 Star Trek movie. The acronym stands for "Deathmatch, Assault, Conquest", the three modes available in the game, though this is never explained anywhere.

    dragonbloodthirsty's Star Trek: D-A-C (PC) review

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    You Can Do Better Than This

                    Star Trek D-A-C isn't quite what I was expecting when I picked up a Star Trek game.   I was expecting something complicated, overly detailed, and truly awful.   Instead, I got something really basic that didn't feel like the Star Trek I know.   While STD isn't a truly terrible title, it's not utterly without merit.   Clearly released as a tie in to the movie (a movie I have not seen), it does a passable job of standing on its own but isn't all that great as a game.

                    The box touted this games "pick-up-and-play" simplicity, and that it certainly has.   You pilot one of several ship options in a number of game modes.   There are five ships, although the support ship isn't available in Survival mode.   Each of the ships handles a little differently and has varying levels of shielding, which does let a player pick and choose what they want.   The game also features a number of game modes, but all of these modes break down into variations on "Fly your ship and shoot at the other guys".   This is fun for a little while, but gets old rather fast, especially when playing against the computer.

                    The Survival mode was the most appealing single-player experience.   You pilot a single ship with several lives, and try to blow up other ships until you die.   There are also several modes which set you playing against computer-controlled opponents in multiplayer-like settings.   I found these game modes to be less fun, but that is probably because they are ill suited to playing against a computer.

                    I tried to get into a multiplayer game, once.   Nobody was playing when I logged on, and I can't really blame them.   Star Trek D-A-C is only really interesting for about an afternoon.   Multiplayer (of which I played none) may pull it out if you have a group for it, but I doubt it.  I don't really recommend this game.

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