A journey that began with securing one of Hollywood's most treasured licenses: the STAR TREK TNG license, became the most ambitious software undertaking to date for developer Spectrum Holobyte. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION "A Final Unity" is based on one, if not the, most successful syndicated television series of all time. And now the STTNG ambiance has been packaged with interactive graphics, sound, and theatrics which are Star Trek accurate. | Review |
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® "A Final Unity"©
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION "A Final Unity" incorporates several technological achievements, including lifelike miniature 3-D animation, authentic digitized sound effects and music, and the voices of the seven principal actors from the popular television series. Each actor, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis, individually recorded more than 60 minutes of dialog for the game, allowing for different turns and directions of the characters and action within the main story line without loosing authenticity. Their dialogue incorporates situational context so their response, including intonations and manner of speaking, reflect the current circumstances in the game. Combined these effects create mood.
Holobyte spoke during production saying: "The road to this point has been long, but we believe the end result will be a game that we can truly be proud of and one that consumers will love and play time and time again because of its depth and attention to detail," Louis Gioia, Jr., Chief Marketing Officer of Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. They were indeed right about consumer reaction. Holobyte's creation lived up their expectations resulting in worldwide distribution even today, long after it was made.
Starship Enterprise to warp speed,
whether in response to a distress call or in retreat, is quite an
emotional experience, especially for Trekkers. Deciding how best
to utilise personnel, which star-system to explore next, or which
orders take priority are just a few of the decisions that players
want to an do make when they embark to "A Final
Unity." The game is rich with STTNG detail of
space civilisations, the Bridge, the Trek characters and their
history. It provides instant appeal and an authentic introduction
to fans new to STAR TREK. The CD-ROM also offers
hints within the game to help guide the gaming novice.
HoloByte's STAR TREK: THE NEXT
GENERATION "A Final Unity" is an adventure in the fine Star
Trek tradition. Players lead missions for the Federation and find
themselves caught up in an unfolding mystery with the crew of the
Starship Enterprise(TM). Within this intergalactic adventure, the
player can maneuver the Enterprise NCC-1701-D within a 3-D
tactical space, beam down Away Teams to investigate alien
planets, and use the vast resources of the Federation to meet the
challenges that will face them. In addition the player gets to
apply their problem-solving skills to overcome various obstacles
and revel in the animation sequences that follow successful
completions. Your "Unity" awailts!
Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for use on CD-ROM and floppy-based personal computers. The company also develops software for cartridge-based video game machines manufactured by Nintendo(R) and Sega(TM). The products are available nationally and internationally through major distributors, retailers and mass merchants.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION is a property of Viacom Consumer Products which licenses and merchandises properties on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television and Simon & Schuster as well as third party properties. Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom Interactive Media, is a division of Viacom Inc.
TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
is produced by the Paramount Network Television Division and is
distributed by the Domestic Television of Paramount Pictures.
Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of
Paramount Communications Inc., which is a majority-owned
subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (TM), (R) & (C) 1995 Paramount
Pictures. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK: GENERATIONS is a
Registered Trademark of Paramount Pictures.