Star Trek: Conquest

My favorite present this Christmas was the game Star Trek Conquest for the Nintendo Wii!  My wife knows me well!  In between everything else I’ve snuck in about five or six hours of gaming with this title!  I love it!  My first impression was that it was a dud; but after I gave it a second chance (and actually learned how to play) it really grabbed a hold of me.  I finally realized why last night: it’s basically the classic board game Risk (which I have loved for close to twenty years now) set in the Star Trek universe.  Great turn based strategy game which I find challenging, yet fun.  The graphics are good (although, for the best Trek graphics, Star Trek Legacy on the XBox 360 takes the prize), but they’re not going to blow anyone away.  One caveat (wow, big word … I’m impressed with myself); Gene Rodenberry (star trek creator) is probably turning in his grave – a game where the federation is trying to take over the universe by conquering and eliminating all other races?  Definitely doesn’t line up with the ‘core philosophies’ of Star Trek, but it’s still a good game!

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