As fans (and fanfiction writers) of Star Trek know, Kirk and Spock make a great team. That’s because Kirk is the rough-and-tumble leader, and Spock is the cooler-headed second-in-command. So when making the upcoming Star Trek the Video Game, the developers knew that harnessing the dynamic of this dynamic duo would turn this game into pure awesome. In this two-minute trailer, “Making the Game Part 1,” it seems their instincts were spot-on.
Not only do we see that Kirk and Spock can be played as co-op characters, apparently they have different play styles. Spock is the stealthy one, which leads me to conclude that Kirk is more of a guns-blazing kind of guy. Spock also has the power of the Vulcan neck pinch. (We know from experience he also has the power of logic, and Kirk has the power of tearing off his shirt.)
And though there’s only one exchange of dialog, it’s spot-on classic Star Trek.
I can see that this game will fulfill many of our Star Trek fantasies by letting us beam down to a planet, sit in the captain’s chair, and fire phasers. And with space battles, phaser combat, and general exploration, it seems to have the ingredients of a good action-adventure game.
But I won’t be truly satisfied unless Kirk rips his shirt.
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