Having not played it yet, I can't comment too much, but I think this games one true strength will also be its one true weakness, it will live and die by how popular the TV show will be. One point you raise is that its fiction needs to be interesting, I can see that the game along won't quite tick this box, but alongside the TV show? It could well be an entirely different scenario, the TV show could (and I should imagine will) make the game far more interesting.
It's an awkward one, no question about it. Whilst it is an MMO and needs to be judged as such (you can't judge it fairly when looking at it as a normal game), it is also unique in that it's not just based on a TV show, it needs the TV show running concurrently to give players some context. It's an interesting idea, whether it works is a different matter.
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