I haven't played the game but I liked the new Gorn portrayal. We'll always have the classic Gorn around (My favorite depiction being in Starfleet Command), but these new guys are distinct and intimidating in a way that wasn't possible in the 1960s. Hopefully we'll see more of them in the future... didn't like how much of the TOS races were sidelined after the 1980s.
Also my own pet theory on the changes of distance, race depiction, etx comes from Red Matter time-travelling. It's unstable on imperceptible levels, and the very act of moving it back in time caused many subtle shifts from genetic development to the roll of a die across the entire universe. Seems big enough of a handwave to justify all these physics changes anyway.