Had a chance to play a bunch of games on the update....it's pretty cool. Hopefully we'll get another layer of polish, but the extra goodies really tie things together nicely. I love that Away Team is SOMETHING now besides just mode start.
The most obvious thing that sticks out to me that needs a little more work:
-The only Away Team/Galactic Event that has a visual cue is the lanes, as they turn dark blue. The other Galactic Events have no cue, so if you miss Admiral Steven's callout, you don't know what you're shooting for. Solution: All Galactic Events need a blue insert cue. They should use the small Enterprise inserts, as those are only lit red for Combos...in a Galactic Event, that insert can be blue (solid or pulsing maybe). In the event of a Combo, it can alternate blue/red (like the Starfleet inserts when events are stacked). For the Pro, a pulsing effect on the Enterprise insert would work.
-LE/Premium flashers NEED in-game light show code! Please! Asteroids, spotlights, speaker panels, backglass, backbox insignias do nothing during gameplay.
Audio issues I'd like to see polished:
-Klingon MB start is awesome, but the voice callouts are getting completely drowned out by all the sound FX. Some audio cleanup here would really help.
-Some processing of the Karl Urban callouts would be nice. I think when he's just talking to you as the player, the voices sound good...in that context, it's like he's your buddy next to you....but some of his voices are supposed to be in the context of a movie scene, and he sounds disconnected. When he yells "KAAAAHN!" it sound pretty cheesy, but if they added some kind of echo effect & fade it would sound much cooler. When you're in Space Jump, it would be nice if it was processed a bit with some sound FX so that he sounded like he was talking to you in your helmet com.
-Still on my wishlist: More sound FX for DMD animation during Level 2 and 3 modes. Example: Klingon 2 - When Uhura gets captured, there are laser blasts flying by but no sound FX for them. There are a lot of "cartoon style" animated segments, which are great...but stuff like that needs sound FX, like a cartoon.