so whose ready for game companies showing just cinematic trailers

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by tiamat999, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. tiamat999

    tiamat999 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 28, 2013
    United States
    with no gameplay shown
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    I thought they already were like that. Just a bunch of cinematics with no gameplay.

    Even when they show "gameplay" it's prerendered and not what it will look like in the finished game.

  3. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Wait...people watch E3 and expect gameplay? After at least five years of consecutive disappointments because "the game doesn't look like the trailer", we'd grown over it and accepted it: E3 is just a bunch of game commercials, talked together by people who like presenting game commercials.

    Perhaps it sounds more cynical than I mean it, but seriously: it's the way things are. Car commercials always show cool dudes driving an ultrashiny model of a trafic jam-proof car because we want to believe that could be us. Cookies and candy have the world explode in a rainbow-y acid trip because that's how companies sell sugar rushes to children, always sells women the right to smile while menstruating, and so on, and so on. It's no different for games: companies just want to sell you "an experience"...and these shows are just to hide the fact that the experience basically comes down to "same product but with a higher version number or a random power word*".

    *you know...words like armageddon, chronicles, the sequel continues, or fluff like that.
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