I doubt this is going to win me any friends here, but I hated this trailer.
The song lyrics made my physically cringe, and the captions were pretentious gibberish. I fail to find that crap charming anymore.
2 minutes of people walking is a bad start to a trailer for anything but a walking simulator.
A minute of pre-rendered CGI fight scenes, and maybe 10 seconds of actual combat gameplay? Come on SE, this is 2010 - pre-rendered CGI doesn't count, especially when you're using it for basically all the really interesting and exciting parts, and some of the cinematography was really bad anyway. And the combat gameplay footage itself was unimpressive.
On the one hand the fan boy in me wants to go "OMGosh, that's amazing! What's happening? What is the story? It looks like it'll be EPIC!"
And then the realist in me goes "Ok, things I learned from this trailer: SE knows their graphics and this game is a masterpiece, a piece of moving art. But it explained nothing. The lines were trash - I think all of us are laughing at them. They tried so hard to be epic that they went overboard and came off as goofy. The action spoke for itself - let it!
However, the action had no context. As a potential buyer, I still have no idea what this game offers. I loved the amazing fight scenes, but what WERE they? Who is the same guy who shows up in a lot of the scenes? What's going on?"
It really answered very little, and instead just showed off what has been the ONLY consistent high point we have heard about the game - it's beautiful. I think many of us feel the same way - we know
it looks good... what else can you tell us?
Retired News Writer for the ZAM Network
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