Friday, February 6, 2015

STO So Far

I've been playing STO for about 5 days now.  I'm playing a Romulan who is currently level 9.  I've probably put in ~5 hours.  Usually, I play an episode a night.  So far this is working out pretty well.  I get enough to keep me wanting more.  Overall, I am pretty happy with the game.

Story.  The Romulan story is decent.  It's good enough to make it feel like more than a collection of missions I'm doing to level.  The missions have so far felt pretty different from each other with interesting mechanics/props.

Voice Acting.  The VO in the game is ok.  It's not nearly as bad as when they started experimenting with it, but it is not as good as SWTOR.

Combat.  I've always been torn about combat (space) in STO.  On one hand, it is unique in the MMO space.  On the other, it can feel pretty tedious at times.  This might just be me doing it wrong though.  I have a tough time sticking to one spot on their shields.

F2P.  So far,  I haven't hit any F2P walls.

Graphics.  I like them, there is a lot of neat things to look at.  The Romulan ships look great.

I'm not sure about STO's long term prospects.  I'm not big into group activities and PvP isn't really a focus of the game.  However, there is plenty of content for me to do before I get there.  I look forward to playing every day, so that's pretty good for now.