I think we’ve already established that I have a passion for gaming. What I haven’t told you yet, is that I have been a fan of Star Trek for over 43 years now. I started watching it when I was little, with my dad. And I haven’t stopped watching all spin offs, movies and series since. To me, The Original Series is the very best, the crew feels like a bunch of good friends to me. Always a nice opening to a long and lengthy discussion amongst Star Trek fans.
Of course, when there’s the chance to combine the two passions, it gets even better. Not that I’ve had much of a chance for that in Nintendo gaming though. There was Star Trek Technical Assault for the DS years ago that got a score of 6 out of 10. You waged war in this game from your bridge, shooting other ships out of the sky, I mean galaxy. But that was it. Star Trek would have lend itself so beautifully to exploration in a game. There were some cool PC games, but nothing on Nintendo consoles.
I’ve found a way to insert a little bit of Star Trek in my gaming. My greeting in Streetpass says: “It’s life Jim…” I was thrilled some days ago to get the correct answer back in a personal message when I met someone more then once in Streetpass. “…but not as we know it!”