Star Trek legends, recently releasedthirst in Apple Arcade, It is much like Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, Disney’s Sorcerer’s Arena, DC Legends and countless others Turn-based mobile RPG. But without energy meters or annoying microtransactions. As a result, it feels like a play and not a treadmill designed to take you to a store.
Star Trek Legends involves a large cast of characters, good and bad, of various Star trek sample. How is everyone hanging out and fighting? mutually? The nexus, that great energy tape thing Generations, is back and Starfleet has a new spaceship designed to enter the. It’s a slightly flimsy and undulating way of setting up the game’s narrative, but it works.
And once you’re on the Nexus, interacting with other characters, the game takes great advantage of this setting. If you like Star trek, which you’ll probably do if you’re reading this far in this post, there are tons of jokes and references that will make you go “Oh yeah … I know.” None of the stories in Legends They are masterpieces, but they tend to have some very well written dialogue with characters interacting with each other in fun and authentic ways.
The gameplay is pretty standard for this type of game. You have a small team of characters, each with their own abilities and skills. You take that team on missions, which are made up of combat segments, short cutscenes, and even a few moments where you have to decide what to do next. The combat is again, nothing incredibly fresh or new, but it works. You attack enemies, taking turns back and forth until one team is left standing. Fortunately, you can speed up the animations during combat. They look good, but eventually I just want to kill the bad guys and move on.
What really elevates Star Trek Legends, the reason I am writing this blog is because the whole game is free of MTX or pay currencies. There is no way to spend money on this game. There are also no ads. This is standard for Apple Arcade releases, but it really makes this type of game that much more fun to play. I still play Star wars galaxy of heroesBut every month it feels like something new has been added that is designed to move you months or rack up a ton of cash. And with energy meters, it quickly becomes difficult to play unless you pay money. Or wait.
In Legendshowever you you can just … play the game. Unlocking characters is fun, not an expensive task. Completing missions is exciting, not routine.
I can’t explain enough how strange it is, after years of playing these types of mobile RPGs, to have the freedom to play as much as you want. It is nice. More the game it’s a beautiful celebration of Star Trek, both old and new. It is a game created specifically for me. It makes me happy.
Yes I know. It’s in Apple Arcade. And yes I know that means that you or some people you know can’t play it. What a shit! I think Star Trek Legends it’s good enough that I would love to see it move to other platforms. But only if you avoid the nonsense of mobile RPGs.