Can you think of any good trailers for bad games? Yeah, we’ve been caught out as well.
There was a time when the only way that you could decide on which game to buy was the box art. Well, that and any review that was written by the likes of Nintendo Power or the PlayStation magazine.
However, in the late 90s, we started getting some really kick ass trailers for games on this new-fangled ‘internet’. There have been some great trailers over the years for some really great games. That being said, there have also been some truly epic trailers for games that turned out to be proper stinkers.
And here are five great trailers for bad games.
You know you’re in trouble when the dev team probably put more effort into the trailer than the entire game. Saying that though, the trailer was absolutely stunning and gave us the impression that we’d be getting the zombie game we’d always dreamt of.
Sadly though, the finished title was very disappointing and fell short of the mark. It felt like a budget horror thriller if the budget was a few quid.
Metal Gear Rising
Now, this isn’t a bad game by any stretch of the imagination. However, the first trailer at E3 2010 was utterly mind-blowing. Featuring a mech-Raiden wielding a katana and destroying anything and everything in sight, what was there not to love.
‘Cut. Everything.’ was the slogan, and it made a lot of sense as you literally could destroy absolutely in sight. However, when the final game came out, it was nothing like we expected.
It was still a good game, but not what we hoped for.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 1 was one of those games that you just had to play. So when the sequel was announced, the trailer was big business, especially for my nerdy friends and I. The trailer made Far Cry 2 look like an absolute blast, something that you wouldn’t spend all your time taking down outposts over, and over, and over again.
Medal of Honor (2010)
This was such a letdown. The trailer made it look amazing, and the multiplayer looked potentially like the COD-killer we had all hoped for following Modern Warfare 2.
With graphics pushing the limits of the Xbox 360 and PS3, it should be a game that we all fondly remember.
Sadly though, the game felt a little too close to Call of Duty and didn’t offer anything different for players. Then there was the controversy that the game was involved with, allowing players to control Taliban characters.
It just fell really short of the mark.
The Order: 1886
Ah! This was the game that made me want to buy a PS4 because what wasn’t there to love about its theme? Set in an alternate Victorian London where werewolves, vampires and all other nasties need to be hunted, it looked spectacular. The trailer had everything I could want from the game, and so I parted with my hard earned cash.
While the finished game was decent, it lacked one key element… gameplay! There wasn’t actually that much to do, and this was with a setting that should have had an almost unlimited resource of fun.
Such a shame. As good trailers for bad games go this might be the worst to be honest.