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J.J. Abrams ‘Emotionally Hurt’ By Quality of Star Trek: The Video Game

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Posted on September 13, 2013 AT 11:20am

Star Trek into Darkness director J.J. Abrams was “emotionally hurt” by how poor Digital Extremes and Namco Bandai’s Star Trek videogame turned out, he told GamerHubVideos.

“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 realized 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,” Abrams told GamerHubVideos.

“To me, the videogame could have been something that actually really benefited the series, and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay,” he added. “And instead it was not and was something that I think, for me, emotionally it hurt ’cause 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 univeresally panned, and I think that it was something without question that didn’t help the movie and arguably hurt it.”

According to Abrams, despite everything the quality of Star Trek: The Video Game didn’t come as much of a surprise to him, considering the how videogame adaptations of films and vice-versa usually shake out.

To find out what makes Star Trek: The Video Game such a disappointment, check out my review. Here’s a teaser: I gave it a 3.0.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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