More and more developers and publishers are embracing live-action trailers and commercials, but even Hollywood-worthy production values don't do justice to the games they're trying to sell.
The game wish it had half the personality the commercial has!
As "entitled" as this may sound, from a game like this I expect more than a skin for a FPS. Something that lets me interact with the various alien races rather than just shoot at them. Real exploration, encounters with environmental puzzles and monsters instead of just shooting arenas. being able to use different vehicles from starships to hover bikes instead of them being cutscenes or... Well no, the hover bikes are still cool as they are. Still, I want to see commercials like this being what is striven for in-game, rather than being the devs saying, "ooo, see this? Yeah, you're never going to get to do anything like this in the actual game." I mean FFS; that is literally Square-Enix's problem. Showing rather than letting you play.
I agree @godmars290.
Doesn't sound entitled at all, you have many of the same gripes that I do.
I completely disagree. What was shown in that live action trailer that you CAN'T do in the actual game? The only things I spotted were the Hunter dusting off his arms an popping his hood in a strut-like manner and the end where they jumped off a cliff into a huge abyss (fall damage/instant-death in game) Other than that it was all in-game abilities being shown in that trailer so please tell me what they showed that we can't do? Oh, and the ship being used for cut-scenes only but who knows about the full games use just yet. There's DEFINITELY points in the game where you'll interact with aliens beyond just shooting at them. In The Reef there's some chick that has those "bad guys" on her side and she gives you missions. Talking to one doesn't seem that far-fetched other than the language barrier. The "Vault of Glass" is your environmental puzzle as we'll have to figure out how to get in or activate certain events. That trailer was fully authentic to what the game is. Running through the game as a three-man pack, special attacks, special weapons, special moves like the Hunters ability to teleport when jumping which was shown. Draw enemy attention by shooting at their spawn/strong-hold. Summoning your speeder any time while out in the open zone. Co-ordinating planet destinations you want to go through with your group. It's all in the game so yeah, I'm confused by the claim that the trailer shows more than what we can really do in game.
@FamilyGuy: Meh. You're likely not getting it cause I'm talking about the RPG it might have been, while you're thinking of the MMO it is.
That doesn't help my confusion at all. What does you wanting it to be more like an RPG have to do with the authenticity of what is shown in the live action trailer? Anywho, off topic a bit: Check out this video of enemies and moves that weren't accessible in the Beta. Can't wait to pick this up. http://www.youtube.com/watc... ^This guy got special footage from Bungie before the beta even released.
I love live action trailers, they are hard to forget. Halo Reach and Destiny are the best ones. No even Hollywood could make a game movie trailer look this good (it be like the Super Mario Bros movie).
The God of War Ascension ad was epic too. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It is just a tv ad. It has no purpose except to get peoples attention and make them interested in the actual product. You can't play a TV ad, at least not yet haha.
Its meant to get people hyped. A marketing ploy. It does its job well cuz it was totally awesome. If it gets anyone just the least little bit interested then it was a success. For example...remember that board game crossfire? The commercial made it look like the greatest most action packed board game you ever seen... but in reality all it consisted of was shooting metal balls at a piece of plastic.....and i bought it no questions asked. Thats just my opinion tho i know ill get my 60$ worth out of destiny.
I think the song is what help sell it - https://www.youtube.com/wat...
The video was awesome you don't know what your talking about.
we'll see in 3 days
The ad for Skyrim was really the only one I have ever dug. The Fallout 3 ones were top of the class as well.
the trailer was awesome whats this guy smoking
Trailers are cool. But some live action movies just try too hard. That Halo Forward Unto Dawn was absolute crap in its crappiest form. I felt like it was US army recruiting video because they were trying to brainwash me. It didn't work.
I bet the author article of this article loved the gears of war commercial back in the day, guess what...... Same guy
Beta was amazing. and the commercial was phenomenal. pre-loading starts @ midnight. Destiny!
Pre loading actually started on the 5th for PS4.
yeah but they were like 400 mb combined. Im talking about the full 20GB. still waiting for that to start actually
I thought the commercial was great definitely grabbed me! Hyped me more than the beta that's for sure! Getting my copy through Amazon PS4. Day One
Call of duty has done it before and this guy never complain and the cod videos you can't do everything they show so people need to stop bit***n
Those commercials are a eyesore.
People will complain about anything...
Live action trailers are a waste as are Hollywood (voice) actors.
Some Halo commercials were amazing. They managed to hit you in the feels in 30 seconds and got you really hyped for the game. That's pretty impressive.
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