Star Trek doesn’t have a very good track record when it comes to video games, but Bethesda has set out to change that with Star Trek Legacy (360) and Star Trek Conquest (Wii/PS2). First, I need to qualify this review with two things: I love both Star Trek and board games. If you also love both Star Trek and board games then Conquest is right up your alley as it meshes the two together in a fun, accessible way.
Strip away the license, and Star Trek Conquest is a simple turn-based strategy game. Simple isn’t always a bad thing as it makes the game fairly accessible and easy to learn. The only thing missing is a tutorial mode. While Star Trek Conquest‘s learning curve isn’t exceedingly steep you can expect to lose your first two or three bouts because you’re learning as you go instead of being led through a simulation by a high-ranking official from your race of choice. Of the myriad races in the Star Trek universe six are playable here: Federation, Romulans, Klingons, Cardassians, Jem’Hadar, and Breen. A