“Battlestar Galactica Online” or “Thrilled and Terrified”
When Battlestar Galactica wrapped up its fourth and final season in 2009, it marked the end of a journey, six years in the making for the audience, and nearly a decade for the cast and crew. While the intricate storyline achieved the crescendo that it deserved and ended on a logical, fulfilling note, it left a void, a black hole which, if you are a true BSG fan, you know you simply can’t fill with another Sci-Fi (sorry, ‘SyFy’) show.
I wished for someone to continue the legacy, and my hopes were answered by the severely underwhelming Caprica. That show, for one reason or another, just didn’t do it for me. It simply does not have the same sense of awe, or the depth of lore that the original series had. I wanted the Battlestar Galactica legacy to continue. I wanted to relive those incredibly complex characters and continue to explore the evolution of the BSG universe.
I secretly wanted someone to make a BSG MMO.
And then Bigpoint, one of the leading developers of browser-based MMOGs, announced that it will be launching Battlestar Galactica Online, a tactical space combat and adventure MMOG based upon SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica series. It will launch in the fall exclusively on SyFy.com. (I just put together the wallpaper above by screenshotting the main page of the teaser website.)
I was excited when I first heard of a BSG MMO, then terrified of playing it in my browser. You know, like FarmVille.
In their defense, Bigpoint’s games seem to have decent graphics, especially for a client-free, browser-based game. So now I just don’t know how I feel. What are your thoughts on it? Will you play it? Do you feel it does justice to the BSG universe?