Hey, Not looking for an argument. Not saying you are wrong.. But just wanted to offer a different perspective and if afterwards you still feel the same, we can move on no worse for wear..
After the loss of Capt. Kirk, Star Trek remained Star Trek.. In fact, we lost Kirk, his ship, and entire crew.. But Picard came around, and if you put Kirk Vs Picard aside, you see that they were both successful, enjoyable, solid, but very different versions of star trek..
After the loss of Paul Walker.. Fast & Furious was still fast and furious.. It was fast n furious even in #2 without vin diesel..
Minions was great, and even though my favorite character Dave wasn't in the movie. Still fantastic..
The original oracle was only the first Matrix..
Now I am sure that you could counter-argue that many many more things have been ruined with the loss of characters completely ruining something too..
But its not the common denominator.. Its not the characters, or locations, or plot line that made star control II so good.. Its the love, dedication, effort, heart, blood, sweat, and tears that they put into making the game.. And I believe whole heartedly that if that same passion to make a good game goes into a new Star Control, than the species, plot, places, really dont matter.. If nothing else, Im excited to see what they come up with next..
Just food for thought..
I want badly to stay positive.. Because a new star control would be the biggest thing in the gaming world (for me personally) in the last 2 decades... I want so badly to believe that even though the conditions aren't ideal, or the team isnt the same.. the greatness could still be achieved..