Star Trek: Hidden Evil
Category: Games & Entertainment - Games - Startrek
Unit Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Packaging: Dvd Style Box
Operating System: Windows 98/Me/2000/Xp
Hidden Evil is an third-person Action-Adventure in the same style as Resident Evil, which means you move your character using the keyboard, environments consists of 3D polygon characters transposed onto 2D pre-rendered scenes, and gameplay consists of both puzzles and combat.
Designed to be a quick, episodic adventure to be released in time for Christmas. Rather than intense, hardcore action or puzzles, Hidden Evil was designed with more casual gamers in mind with fairly straightforward gameplay.
The story of Hidden Evil takes place shortly after the movie Star Trek: Insurrection. After the defeat of S'ona captain Ru'afo and the destruction of the Metaphasic Collector, the remaining S'ona agreed to peacefully co-exist with their Ba'ku breathren and establish a colony on the Immortality Planet. During the construction of the colony, S'ona and Ba'ku workers uncovered underground ruins belonging to a previously undiscovered ancient civilization. Captain Picard, known for his love of archeology, arrives along with android Commander Data to research the ruins.
You take the role of Ensign Sovok, a human raised by Vulcans. You are assigned to assist Captain Picard in his exploration of the ruins, which is a big break for you since you're aiming for a transfer to the prestigious Enterprise rather than your current assignment near the Ba'ku planet in the middle of nowhere.
However, the excavation of the ruins takes a turn for the worse when S'ona rebels seize control of the colony. Fired upon by the S'ona, Picard is teleported by an alien device to an ancient installation deep within the planet's core. While Data remains behind to deal with the S'ona, you are sent into the planet's core to retrieve Picard.
The "Hidden Evil" of the game comes into play when you encounter Xa'atal, last surviving member of the alien race. Xa'tal is an ancient scientist whose life has been sustained for all these years by the same Metaphasic Radiation which keeps the Ba'ku people eternally young. Although Xa'tal herself quickly befriends you, her tainted DNA contains the code for creating a deadly biological organism known as the Xenophore Seed.
The S'ona's Romulan benefactors led by Admiral Ratok teleport into the ancient city and kill Xa'tal to create the Xenophore Seed. It then becomes your task to rescue Picard and defeat the S'ona so you can pursue Ratok and stop him before he uses the Xenophore Seed and the horrific creatures it spawns to endanger the galaxy.
A 100% DirectX 7 or higher compliant 3-D video card and driver with Z-buffering capability is recommended. Star Trek: Hidden Evil uses Microsoft's Direct 3D to support 3-D hardware acceleration. It has been tested on many but not all of the major cards incorporating the chipsets listed below. Some 3-D accelerator card brands utilizing the chipsets whose logos appear on this box may not be fully compatible with the 3-D acceleration features of Star Trek: Hidden Evil.
Important Note: This product uses Microsoft'ss DirectX 7 technology, which requires your system to have the latest Windows 95/98 drivers that fully support DirectX 7.