Source: This Future of the Week greets us from the glorious realm of Geometry Wars: Galaxies for Nintendo Wii. Galaxies is a profound homage to the classic gameplay of Smash TV, and to the aesthetic of the ancient arcade.
Premise: Unfortunately, Geometry Wars: Galaxies has no story, so I’m really going to have to guess on a lot of this. You’re a dude in a little triangle ship, and you’ve got a fairly handy automated drone that assists you and gets better with practice. Together, you blast the horde of evil swarming all around you. I’m assuming this game takes place in the future, because it takes place in space, and the only kind of space game that could be set in the present day would have to be along the lines of an ISS docking sim.
Utopia or Dystopia: If moving my body were as intuitive as the controls for this game, I would give life 5 skulls out of 5. This is a utopia.
Prescience: Again, the game has no story, and so I have no idea when it is set. Judging by the poor tactics of the enemies you’re fighting, presumably alien or alien made, this game can’t possibly be a strong predictor of the future, as the aliens will surely crush us.