I've already played 1-8.
It's pale compared to the rest of the series. Taken by itself without any regards to the rest of the series, it's playable. It just doesn't have the same feel to it.
It would be like someone giving you the Enterprise to command only to find the entire crew is composed of red shirts with nary a Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov or even a Janice Rand to be found.
Yeah, and with Captain Harriman of ST:Generations in command ;-)
True, I also think Writ of Fate has some nice ideas, but overall the execution lacks, too many changes, outdated graphics (the engine was already too old, when they produced the thing).