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What's it about?
In STAR TREK TIMELINES, the omnipotent, all-powerful alien Q is messing around with the fabric of time and space, again, and it's up to you to decide which character from different Star Trek shows is best to complete certain tasks. For instance, do you send Spock, Worf, and Seven on an away mission, or do you bring Dr. Crusher or Sisko instead? And once there, who do you get to negotiate with the Klingons? There are also space battles that are largely autonomous, though you can get characters to do helpful things here as well. Which makes this a canonical nightmare, but a fun game of "What if?" for fans of this sci-fi series.
Is it any good?
A fun game of "What if?," this strategy game has different characters from different installments of the titular TV show interacting and battling it out in an engaging strategy simulation. In Star Trek Timelines, the all-powerful Q is once again testing humanity and the rest of the Federation by causing problems in which various time periods from various Star Trek shows are mixed and mashed. Which is why, when not talking to Q, you're engaging in space battles in which, say, the original Enterprise and the ship from Star Trek Discovery might team up to fight Romulan Warbirds from the era of The Next Generation. At other times, you command missions where you, for instance, might send Deep Space Nine's Captain Sisko, Voyager's Seven, and Discovery's Michael Burnham to fight Worf from that alternate dimension where evil people have goatees. All of which might make sticklers cry out that this is illogical! But with deep systems, a good variety of missions and ways to play them, and a fun story you'd never see on TV, Star Trek Timelines is a fun strategy game for fans of this iconic sci-fi saga.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about using strategy. In this game, you need the right person for the right job, so what has playing this game taught you about carefully weighing your options and thinking things through before making a decision?
Talk about space ... the final frontier. What does Star Trek Timelines teach us about different people getting along? Do you think this message might be relevant today?
Discuss money management. In this game, you can spend money to buy things you can earn by playing, but does that make good financial sense? Conversely, does it make sense to spend a little money on the game so that the developers can buy things they need?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: March 7, 2018
- Category: Strategy Games
- Topics: Adventures, Space and Aliens
- Size: 94.80 MB
- Publisher: Disruptor Beam
- Version: 4.0.0
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: April 11, 2018
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