To Boldly Go Where Several Hundred Videogames Have Gone Before

Kotaku posted what I believe is the first footage of the upcoming Star Trek videogame, based on Nu-Trek, and made by Digital Extremes, who did The Darkness 2. Now, as a person whose favorite Trek is the original series, I have no problem with a Star Trek game being about beaming down to planets and shooting lots of things instead of space battles, although I don’t begrudge any Trek fan who is upset with this. However, that one shot of Kirk fringing himself from ledge to ledge exactly like Ezio from Assassin’s Creed, the Prince from Prince of Persia, Kratos from God of War, and 458 other videogames drives me absolutely insane. A fucking Star Trek climbing-exploration game? You have got to be fucking kidding me. I don’t care if Captain Kirk climbs mountains in his spare time, that’s a stupid idea. Seriously, you have an entire galaxy to explore, and you’re going to have Kirk crawl around pillars? Bleeerrrg.