I absolutely love watching video game trailers. Sometimes they don't represent what the actual game will be but that doesn't make them any less enjoyable. And after watching that Uncharted 4 trailer that came out earlier this week, it made me think about all the video game trailers I've watched and enjoyed over the years.
So without further ado (and filler statements),
Here are five of my favorite video game trailers:
Halo 3: Believe
I'm the first to admit that I've never really gotten into the Halo series as much as my friends have. But I remember when I first saw this trailer, I got extremely excited for a game I really had no interest in. And honestly, I can't remember if I even played the game or bought it. But I was definitely engaged by all the little figurines. Most, if not all, of the Halo trailers have been really great. But this is the one that sticks out in my mind when I think about the game.
Mass Effect 3
This trailer is on the list for two reasons. The first being that I absolutely loved the series so it's kind of a sentimental pick. But the other reason is that instead of using the Male Shepard as a default, Bioware put the female Shepard in the trailer after getting requests to have her in the trailer instead. And honestly, for me, FemShep is the canonical Shepard to the Mass Effect series.
Red Dead Redemption
I remember when I first saw this trailer I was astounded. I couldn't believe that a Western-genre video game was coming out and I also couldn't believe that it actually looked good. It sets the tone for the game and in relation to Rockstar's other releases it's totally different. And when I revisited this trailer earlier today in preparation for this card, it almost felt like I was watching a movie. I can only hope that Rockstar puts out another game in the same vein as this for the current generation.
Putting this trailer on the list was kind of hard for me because it doesn't represent what the game is at all. And maybe, yeah, it was a little misleading to the people who actually bought the game (me and my friends) but it still got us interested. It's probably the most dramatic trailer on this list and, well, I don't know how else to put this, it's a fucking bummer. But that's why it sticks out in my head as one of my favorite trailers. If only the game followed the same theme, maybe then we'd be talking about how Dead Island was the best zombie game to ever have existed.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
I think you know that I was going to put another Uncharted trailer on this list. I mean the first block of this card mentioned the latest Uncharted game, how could I not end on this note? Anyway, this is probably one of my favorite trailers because it's the most cinematic one on this list as well as actually representing what the game is like. And I think one of the best parts about this trailer is the realization you have when you start up the full game and see that it's the first ten minutes of the game. Man, I've got to replay this one.
You guys have any trailers that stick out in your mind? Let me know in the comments and I'll make another card based on your choices!
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