10 Board Games That Would Make For Great Video Games
10. Star Trek: Ascendancy
could wonder why, with its penchant for politics, galactic conflict
on a grand scale, and, in the case of DS9, cinematic space battles to
rival Star Wars, Star Trek has not produced more strategy titles.
Ascendancy, however, offers a glimpse of how to do it right.
it captures the feel of Star Trek. Unexplored planets are not simply
expansions waiting to be conquered but often host to intelligent life
forms, some of whom are advanced enough to object to heavy handed
the various races deal with this lies at the game’s heart. The
ideals of the Federation favour diplomacy. Klingon honour demands
battle. Romulans are devious manipulators. Conquer an inhabited
planet as the Klingons and you risk intervention by the Federation,
with the Romulans waiting to stab you both in the back. Managing this
web of intrigue would be challenging, tense, and quintessentially
Star Trek is not confined to politics. Blending the starship
simulation of Starfleet Command with real-time RTS combat would
capitalize on what is arguably Star Trek’s greatest appeal and
place the player in the midst of those cinematic battles rather than
commanding from above.
point-and-click Star Trek adventures are great, but with the
franchise such a perfect fit for the grand strategy concept it is
about time we saw the attempt made.