When I found out that this was actually released for real I had to check it out. A Star Trek platformer? Seriously?
Apparently the lead designer wrote a Star Trek fan film, so I expect this is going to be fairly faithful to the franchise. The music sounds like the actual Deep Space Nine theme, and that looks like the right space station, so it’s doing well so far.
Some Trek games (like Starfleet Academy and Elite Force for example) put the player in the shoes of Lieutenant Bland, chiselled generic space hero, who gets to go on an adventure alongside everyone’s favourite heroes from the show.
But fuck that, I’m Commander Benjamin Sisko himself, and this is my office.
Dammit Odd, how many times have I told you not to call here and interrupt my kung fu? Odo, whatever.
Eventually I realise he’s not going to stop calling me, so I should probably go find ‘security’ and hear what he has to say. First step: leave office.
These graphics aren’t actually that bad at all, and Sisko moves fairly… gracefully. Okay, the faces are a little weird, but that’s what happens when you go for realism at this kind of resolution.
The music on the other hand, is nothing like the soundtrack to the series. For one thing it’s catchy and tuneful. Exactly what I want to be listening to when I’m playing my ridiculous Star Trek platformer. Okay, now where the hell is the way out of this place?
Damn, you can really tell these two are related.
This corridors looks like it’s supposed to be in a complete loop, but sadly it doesn’t wrap around at the edges. Nice parallax scrolling though.
Okay, I’m just going to watch him do this for a second or two. There’s nothing even up there, it’s entirely pointless.
Right, what was I doing again? Oh yeah, I’m looking for ‘security’.
A docking pylon you say? I think I passed the door to that on the way here.
Uhuh. So… what now? He mentioned that Doctor Bashir was treating the technician so I suppose I should go find him.
Right, now that’s done I can go start the first level.
Doctor Bashir didn’t give me any clues about what I’m supposed to be doing now, so I suppose I’ll have to go talking to people until one of them gives me the next part of the plot.