J.J. Abrams “emotionally hurt” by Star Trek game
Well renowned movie director J.J. Abrams says that he was “emotionally hurt” by the quality of Star Trek: The Video Game, so much so that he feels the movie, Star Trek Into Darkness suffered from it.
Speaking at a launch party for the DVD, Abrams voiced his disappointment at the poor quality of the game and also revealed that his team dropped their involvement with the project as soon as they realised.
“The last game, which was obviously a big disappointment to me, was something that we were actually involved in from the very beginning and then we sort of realised that it was not going in a place where we were going to get what we wanted, so we dropped out and they continued to do it despite… y’know.
“To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefitted the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay and instead it was not and was something that I think, for me emotionally it hurt, ‘cos we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got, this isn’t even my opinion, it got universally panned and I think that it was something without question that didn’t help the movie and arguably hurt it.”
He did however, remain confident of video games and movies working together.
“I think that, we all know is that anyone who loves video games and loves movies… very, very rarely does a movie based on a game, or a game based on a movie, really work. It usually ends up being something that everyone that goes to play feels like this was a marketing decision made by a room full of people that wanted to capitalise on a title. That’s no way to make a game and no way to make a movie.”
We reviewed the game awhile back and it scored a rather poor 46%. Do you share the same disappointment as J.J. Abrams?