Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by MCKurland, May 9, 2017.
It indicates everything was lost.
Yeah, great video, and a fair hypothesis. They bit off more than they could chew, ie the Pixar-style animation, in a time when they were already feeling the effects of financial difficulties. It's a shame it had to end that way.
It was ahead of it's time which was maybe the problem?
Similar to Jurassic Park: Trespasser which was from the same time. It was released, but what they were trying was so ambitious and ahead of its time that it never came close to their vision.
Man, reading about it - it seems like it would cost a ton of money to make for very little reward. It was definitely hugely ambitious, but probably a little too ambitious.
Apparently not even Star Wars can support that type of game anymore - their attempt was just cancelled by EA. No way would someone try it with Trek.
Well the best solution there is to stay far away from EA. But surely there must be a studio with the resources and interest to produce one?
I think SOVF would have looked spectacular, but I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the gameplay.
Sure, I like the idea of adventure games. But in practice, I find them to be a source of sheer frustration as I end up wasting endless time clicking on every single pixel of the screen trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do next. I do not find those games intuitive at all.
I much prefer the platformer/action type of game format for a a bit of fun and rewarding diversion.
Enough dedicated fans could work on it, and finish it.
I know it may be considered blasphemy, but I've tried to play Judgement Rites and 25th Anniversary several times, and I've never been able to get very far because there always turned out to be something I've neglected to do because I couldn't actually tell I was supposed to click anything. To me, games should take advantage of their immersive power and be a sort of wish fulfillment. I don't like Star Wars, but a lot of the Star Wars games are great because they allow you to back-flip off walls while lightsabering a bunch of Stormtroopers, or use the Force to pick up a bunch of enemies and hit them all with lightning. Point-and-click can't quite capture that feel.
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