A missed opportunity

The best part about GSB was when you were progressing through the missions for the first time, unlocking new stuff and ships and trying to get as much prestige per mission as possible.
It was so riveting.

Now imagine if all those missions very interconnected, if they had a story, if the the way you ended missions determined the conditions in future missions, if ship crews gained experience, so when you assign those crews to new ships they become more efficient.

You could have had a huge hit…