Star Trek Prodigy Supernova Review (Xbox Series S)
Join our Star Trek Prodigy Supernova Review as we receive strange readings from a dying star, Dal R’El and Gwyndala must race against time to save their friends, their ship, new alien species, and an entire planetary system before a supernova destroys them all!
Star Trek Prodigy Supernova Review Pros:
- Nice cartoon graphics.
- 7GB download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- 3 save slots.
- Cartoon cutscenes.
- Decent voicework.
- Can skip the cutscenes.
- 3rd person perspective.
- 3D action-adventure gameplay.
- Hot swap between characters instantly.
- Tutorial pop-ups.
- Melee and ranged combat.
- Stamina system for dashing.
- Very accessible.
- Collect Punnies to unlock rewards and upgrades within a level.
- The Tricorder can be used whenever you want and it highlights any loot nearby and shows the route to follow.
- The tutorial menu houses text and images to help.
- The game plays really well.
- Cheats can be unlocked by earning badges.
- Subtle puzzle elements like plugging in and carrying power cubes.
- The combat is very hack-and-slash, dashing allows you to dodge attacks and you have ranged phasers that can overheat.
- Plants can be found and scanned to earn new upgrades.
- Beacon shrines act as checkpoints.
- Relics are hidden in the levels, collect them to get rewards for your Captain’s room.
- The team dynamic plays out where you have a Co-op partner who mirrors you and you need to work together, you can heal each other and swap characters upon death.
- Local drop-in and out Co-op.
- End of the level breakdown and award any earned badges and tell you who performed the best.
- Fast loading times.
- Three planets to explore and each has a completion bar. Taresse, Orisi and Mirios.
- Star map level select.
- You can replay levels.
- Each level shows what you have to collect.
- The Watcher enemies come in different styles from melee jumpers to explosive ones.
- Health is 3 blips that health pick-ups can replenish.
- Jankom once rescued will help open locked doors and when your weapon glows, he will appear and fight alongside you.
- Crew members will have optional side missions for you to earn new abilities.
- On your ship, you unlock new activities from side missions, story stages, training etc.
- Before you start a mission you choose which crew member ability is assigned.
- Crystals act as currency and are used to upgrade your weapons.
Star Trek Prodigy Supernova Review Cons:
- Cannot rebind controls.
- The performance gets really bad when on board the ship like slowdown and screen tearing.
- Occasional crazy camera movement.
- The character interactions are constant and can be fast-forwarded but it slows the pace.
- Doesn’t have a difficulty option.
- No settings of note.
- Repetitive level design.
- You can see and click on every planet but you cannot actually click into levels.
- Everything just takes ages to unlock.
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Star Trek Prodigy Supernova:
Developer: Tessera Games
Publisher: Outright Games
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
When it comes to licensed games you always have an air of caution because let’s face it history hasn’t been kind. For the first hour, it feels like this game is not going to be changing anyone’s mind, with stop-start conversations and gameplay coupled with a slow drag on game mechanics it really didn’t look good. Luckily after the hour, you start getting in a flow, and you soon realize that you are playing a Co-op game that has both action and puzzles to it, fully playable in a local co-op and single player I found the game to actually be a lot of fun to play. Being an adaptation of a kid’s show the difficulty isn’t great up there but it’s enough to keep you engaged, with a full ship to investigate you can do special one-off training missions and additional tasks, honestly, I was surprised by just how much is in there. The gameplay loop is solid and unlocking new characters opens up parts of previous levels, the combat like I say is basic but does enough, and grabbing new characters does mix it all up. Honestly, as licensed games go this is a really good game, the performance drops in places are the only casualty because otherwise it’s a great game, and I found myself just going and going and not hating it. Star Trek Prodigy Supernova is a great game and a worthy addition to the license. Klingon to your seats, Star Trek is back!