This is a game with a unique quality: It’s fun to play, but easy to log out – without that never wanting to log in again part.
As a bit of a trekkie – it provides a nice alternative to watching reruns of TNG and DS9. It’s not an especially good single player game, but it is neat when you team up with other players.
The ground combat: reminds me of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (blended with Brothers in Arms when you are solo). The space combat: more aracdey than Eve, by far, but plenty of fun.
The PvP has a lot of potential but right now… It feels like a shoebox engine doing MMO PvP. The server arbitrates everything, down to positions, so you see “first person lag” – e.g. your character leaps back 10 feet and smacks into a wall instead of ducking into cover like you were doing on your display, and you get all kinds of glitching that results from it. It actually makes me a little more appreciative of how relatively smooth our update system is given that we are a centralized-server PvP system too.
They also don’t have any of the fundamental shoe-box PvP stuff in place beyond queues. Once an instance starts, it starts. Which means invariably one side gets into place first, and enemy #1 dies 6:1 and leaves the map. Now its unbalanced, and it rapidly dwindles to to 10:1.
If they put some standard balance mechanics around the PvP instances, it would be quite fun.