No no no... I'm not a fan of the JJ Trek universe either but I actually really liked the look of these Gorn. Not only that but I thought graphically they looked great... I think you guys are taking this a bit seriously. The reason I think this game is not doing as well as it should because the developers lack imagination... maybe these could have been sub-species that evolved on the Gorn Homeworld?
But it wasn't really the design choices but more the graphical difference that made me go "cool!"... at least its something new!
Either way... I SO want to visit the Gorn Homeworld!
The Gorn have several different castes, including the Warriors we saw in TOS (not yet in this game) and the guys from the techno caste that are not yet represented in STO either.
Based on their description in the STO novel they are clearly indentifiable as Gorn they're just all muscle and incredibly fast.
Gorn in the prime timeline do not have tails.
I'd love to see more of those.
The JJ-Gorn...those aren't even identifiable as Gorn unless someone puts a sign next to them.
Also the Gorn in TOS "Arena" were able to turn Spock's tricorder into a bomb by remote from 1,200 yards (almost 1,100 meters) away.
That takes brains.
That JJ-Gorn are all mouth and tail, no brain.
Also note that there are several different types of JJ-Gorn...including a "mutated" version in other words this is some kind of comic-book-style game.
Do we know these are in the new movie? The link is talking about the new game unless i missed it.
And OP thanks for the link but you are totally wrong IMO, the Gorn in STO look far more like an intelligent reptillian race than these Alien v Predator type of Gorn shown. I also believe STO is doing just fine and is about to get a major boost in numbers and interest.
OP, the Gorn are suposed to be very intelligent and the way the STO Gorn looks it kinda' emphasizes that.
Those Gorn you posted look like the most intelligent thing they could do is chew on a rock. ...which is actually not that suprising comming from J.J. Trek.