Quoted from Rarehero:
Yeah, there aren't massive functional differences like AC/DC, Avengers, & Metallica. It's mostly bling & lights. I was really hoping the ship would have lots of animation...I was hoping it would do something cool like weave left & right during battle....or have a physical lock underneath.
In any case- it's a good thing that people who don't wanna spend as much can get a really solid game with Star Trek Pro & not feel like they're missing out on anything.
I dunno; I completed vengeance last night and the overall crash effect throughout the game was awesome! Then the vengeance remained in the crashed position while I proceeded to hit what appeared to be victory laps.
There's just a ton of little toppings on this game that make the overall package phenomenal. I have about an hour+ on a pro and 2 hours on an LE now. And while the pro is a great bang for the buck game; the LE is simply amazing. There are just tiny bits of toppings all over the LE that put this game in a whole other level:
Warp ramp chase lights: awesome awesome awesome effect
VUK: way better than the pro. On paper it doesn't seem like much, gameplay wise - very noticeable. It's the little things in the LE that really bring out the 'feel' of the pin
Kick back: love it! And makes building shields relevant. Curious to see what they do with the shields for the pros.
Starfield: sucks if you think of it as a star field. Simply icing on the cake if you think of it as an effect. Topped with the red inserts, feels like your in an epic battle vs the Klingons. Love it!
Color changing inserts: holy crap the effects are epic!
Wire form ramps: I'll admit, I was a bit concerned about these ramps especially the turn around the VUK on the left ramp. But dude, these wire forms with that bend are awesome! Just another subtle difference that really brings out the 'feel'.
Listen, I don't want to dog on the pro because it's a great game! But the way I see the differences between the two is like this; if you are someone who goes through games quick or don't plan on making any of your games a 'keeper' - go pro. If your looking for a game to keep in your collection long time, the LE is simply the way to go. You will not be let down.