Star Trek Online: A depressing future filled with death and doom...
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-12-2012, 02:51 PM
It is true that TNG went way too far with the attitude that Humanity was so much better in the 24th century than they were just a hundred years earlier. In the first 2 seasons Picard could be insufferable at times.
However, in every episode, in every season, of every Star Trek series, (and the good Star Trek movies) no matter how dark the plot was there was always an underlining hint of optimism. There isn't any of that in STO. We are at war with EVERYONE, even with people that it doesn't even make sense to be at war with (Klingons). STO is just about kill, kill, kill, die, die, die, which is pretty common for a video game. But a Star Trek video game should have been different.
But I think the hopeless feeling in STO is a good indication of the sorry state of STO and the Star Trek franchise in general. The fact that the top brass in STO are predicting the fall of the Federation in 3 years, if things stay the same, pretty much parallels STO's and the Star Trek franchises real life situation. Other than the JJ reboot movie, there hasn't been a Star Trek movie or episode since 2005. STO went free to play in less than 2 years. It's almost like the STO writers are saying that if something doesn't change the Star Trek franchise will be completely dead in 3 years.