When I first heard about this game – before it came out – I thought it had the makings of something pretty cool, based on the pixelated aesthetics, and the fact that it uses music and sound effects from the original TV series. Then, when it came out, I was turned off by what I was hearing about all the in-app purchasing – to a game that is not even free (although it’s just $3). A friend of mine told me yesterday he was having fun with it, and so I decided to give it a go. So far, yeah, it’s pretty fun, and although I can see the icky trappings of free-to-play stuff in the background, it hasn’t affected me yet. It really is worth playing for the great sounds throughout, and I’m digging the simple gameplay that you use in your encounters on planets (combat, negotiations, researching, etc.) Who knows how long I’ll last, but for now I’m having fun.