Developer: Cryptic Studios
Link : Official site
If you are a gamer and a fan of the Star Trek series, then this game is for you. But for starters, let me talk about what the timeline of the entire series.
Star Trek Online is set at around the year 2409-2410, three decades after The history of Nemesis era. The United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire had declared war after the alliance between the two nations has been broken. The Romulan Star Empire continues to deal with the destruction of their homeworld twenty-two years earlier, and while the Dominion rebuilds its forces, the Borg Collective has emerged as a major threat in the nations. In the later part of the series, the Vaadwaur, the Iconians, the Na’Kuhl, the Krenim, the Terran Empire, the Voth, Species 8472, the Tzenkethi and the Hur’q are also introduced as counter-parts.
Star Trek geeks will definitely love the series for they will have a chance to navigate the Starship throughout the game using the keyboard or the on-screen console. Another thing players would love about the gaming franchise is the fact that they can create and control their own avatar on different settings where they can acquire a new set of skills and weapons to choose from. This custom avatars can also be used for hand-to-hand combat throughout the gaming journey. Away-team missions throughout the game are also included, wherein there are the fast-paced “run-and-gun” gameplay included for long-term battle fights in between capital ships.
In order to make this game as realistic as possible, the creators of the game decided to include the Starship battle and to let the gamers experience the navigation of the ship and to make use of the shields during space combat, and to let the players’s team experience look for their enemies’ weaknesses during the ground combat.
The Star Trek online also has expansion packs to further enhance your gaming experience. The first one is the Legacy of Romulus, which was released May 21st, 2013. The third playable faction, the Romulan Republic, was added, And players can choose between the Romulans or the Remans as player characters, as they battle a mysterious new enemy and try to discover the secrets behind the destruction of the Romulus two decades earlier.
There is also Delta Rising which was announced on August 2nd, 2014 but was released on October 14th, 2014. The said expansion pack was announced In Las Vegas at the Star Trek Convention. This expansion took place In The Delta Quadrant, The main setting of Star Trek:Voyager. The level cap was raised from 50 to 60, adding two new ranks for each faction: Admiral and Fleet Admiral for The Federation, the Romulan Republic, and also the General and Dahar Master for The Klingons. Most of the Delta Quadrant races that appeared In the Voyager were included In The new expansion, as well as the new set of ships for the higher levels, and there is also the Delta Reputation tree for advance players.
Next was Agents of Yesterday, Star Trek Online’s third expansion that was announced last May 5, 2016. expansion pack was announced during the 50th anniversary of Star Trek series. It is said to allow the creation of Starfleet player characters from the era of The original series who become involved In an ongoing “Temporal Cold War” with The Na’kuhl species. The Temporal Cold War timeline was introduced In the Enterprise series, and was brought into the game with The “Future Proof” missions In Season 11 of the series. The expansion also intersects with the other timeline from the rebirth series that was begun in 2009 by J. J. Abrams. Joseph Gatt also reprises his role as the cyborg science officer 0718, who was first in Star Trek who went into darkness. The Agents of Yesterday expansion pack was released on July 6, 2016.
Then came the Victory is Life expansion pack that was announced on March 21, 2018. The said expansion opens up to the Gamma Quadrant, that grants access by The Bajoran wormhole, that also adds The Dominion as a playable faction, with the ability to create and play the Jem’Hadar characters. The Cardassians can also be unlocked for the Starfleet and Klingon Defense Force factions through the in-game store. Victory is Life was released in the market on June 5th, 2018.
With the exciting storyline plot throughout the game and the expansion packs to add up to the gaming experience, the Star Trek Online series has a lot to offer, not just for the fan of the most-famed space series but also those who are looking for an adventure of a lifetime online.
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