I am a HUGE Stargate fan. I own the complete 10 season boxed set. My desktop background is a concept picture of the Promethus. My cell phone ringtone is the intro theme from the show. My cell phone text msg alert is the sound of a incoming wormhole. I am a true Stargate geek and want nothing more then this game to be good but I just don't think it will be. Even if it is horrible though I will probably still play it simply because it is set in the Stargate world.
I REALLY think they made a mistake with the race class setup. In my opinion Asgard should NOT be a playable race and the Tokra should should be a actual playable faction / class / race. Making the Asgard playable would be like making the Ori playable, it just doesn't fit. Besides, during the time frame the game takes place the Asgard are still busy in their own galaxy fighting the replicators. In addition when was the last time the asgard were doing something NOT on a ship? Asgard drones? Who came up with that idea? Honestly, I am NOT a lore nazi but I really feel that having a ton of Asgard running around engaging in combat on the ground using flying drones is really going to kill the atomsphere for anyone that is a fan of the show.
This game SCREAMED for a skill based setup. You should be able to pick your race and then lvl skills, not a class. Think about it, there are almost no pure "classes" in the show. Sam Carter is a great example. Soldier but also a great scientist. Daniel Jackson? Although not the "fighter" Sam is he does a lot more fighting in the last few seasons of the show (Even swaps out his pistol for a P90.) The tokra fill many rolls. Scientists, infiltrators, etc. The stargate universe is perfect for a skill based system or at least a job/subjob type system like they used in FFXI.
I can't help feeling this game is going to end up being tabla rasa with a stargate skin.