It is not so much that it is too 'alien', but rather that it is too 'whimsical' -- like something you'd expect to see in 'Alice in Wonderland', rather than Star Trek. Maybe 'gaudy' is a better adjective.
I agree they should look different from earth, but not so different that it almost seems like a fairy tale (ie Giant Mushrooms, pumpkins, Vegetables, etc)
For the most part, I like the various landscapes we saw in the Series - budget constraints or not.
Another approach I hope they take into consideration is the lighting effect of different color stars. For example, the same screenshot should look different if the Solar body was Red, white, blue, etc.
Originally Posted by OddjobXL
Space is lookin' a mite psychedelic but I like the aesthetics. This is going to be one pretty game.
Got to agree with both.
I know I will like the game, but it is certainly gaudy giving me the impression the game is being designed for kids needing instant gratification. Here's hoping it will be for adults, (no, it's too far in for me to start playing EVE).
Very nice. That one planet with the wreckage circling the planets o-zone looks intrsting. Perhaps the planet that no one should venture to, because it's a ship killer? Hey, one can dream cant we? LOL!!
The look of the game is very, very nice. Cant wait to fly my ship through it!
I really like how the screenshots released for the game get more impressive with each subsequent release. These are definitely some nice-looking screenshots, especially because they are pretty varied from what we have seen so far. Thank you for providing these, and I cannot wait to see even more!