Your Favorite "Best/Worst" Trailers

Jaeke

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We see them, we hear them, we love them, and we hate them.

Videogames have some of the most memorable trailers of popular media. And we especially all have ones that we will never forget, both the
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So, Escapists, taking after these aforementioned hit and misses, what are your favorite best and worst trailers?
 

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Seriously, this trailer made it look like old fashioned, rough and tumble, hardcore Gears Of War. Real down and dirty, you know what I mean?
And then I hated the game.
Still a cool trailer though, mostly due to my love for the music.
 

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These three are my favourite-
Everything about that trailer is perfect to me, the music, tone and best of all Grimlock!
Ok I'm bias since I'm into comicbook so I liked the heroic/ comicbook feel to it.
I was already content with the arty style drawing at the first half of the trailer but to shown actual game of it? I was blown away (yes I am a GW fan)!

As for the worse, I cannot remember the name of the game but it was uploaded during E3 a couple of years ago (2010's). All I remember was that the trailer look outdated as hell (it was very pre render like out of 3D studio max render and old looking graphic). I can't remember much other than it had a dragon and a humanoid person coming out of the water I think?
 

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This one has to be my favorite all time. The music still gets me excited after all these years.

 

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I came in here to mention the Dead Island trailer... but I have no idea whether or not I'd call it a "best" trailer or a "worst" trailer. I mean... it's a really awesome trailer, and it definitely got a lot of people interested in the game. But then it turned out that the trailer wasn't really representative of the finished product at all, and a lot of those people ended up feeling cheated and lied to.

So.... both?
 

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You could almost be forgiven for thinking this was a parody, it's that fucking stupid and ridiculous. I mean there's even a Wilhelm Scream in there.

Granted, the game itself apparently isn't very good but whatever.
 

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Not really a trailer, and it can easily belong in either the best or worst category but here it goes:

For real now

Good

Its really good at passing the feeling that all will end with this game (sadly it didnt)

Basicly all Gears of War trailers are good even though not all sincere with the actual games, the games do however become more sentimental as they go on with the exception of Judgement so in the end the games themselfs do end up meeting the trailers tone

Five minutes of pure hollywood awesomeness, I dont care if the game isnt exactly like that, its just so fucking awesome (DAT SOUNDTRACK)
 

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I haven't actually seen a lot of game trailers, but here goes nothing:

Good

Dreamfall Chapters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsIkNrRUMEg

Fable 3 (a terrible game but the trailer was pretty good): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3DYxsNC4gU

Nothing comes to mind when it comes to terrible trailers, the 90s trailers are pretty cheesy though.
 

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I remember been totally gravy after watching these trailers but I was hyped for those games anyway.




Naff Trailers? Most live action trailers, especially modern military.
 

Hero of Lime

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Not only my favorite trailer, but my favorite E3 moment too.

 

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Uh... I got nothing... Those trailers you might consider "bad" or "worse" are just more funny to me than bad...

And that's my selection... if I was put on the spot and had to choose the first ones that came to mind...
 

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Just amazing. Also introduced me to what is now my favorite band evargh.
Need I say more on these two? But they're technically commercials, not trailers, so...

Oh god, it's like someone threw it together in Garry's mod in 2 hours.
 

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Well, it's really nothing special, but I always liked the trailer for Lost Odyssey. I dunno, maybe it's the combination of all the interesting environments they show, combined with Jefferson Airplane. It's also my favourite current gen RPG.
 

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Can't really think of any bad trailers, probably because they're bad enough that I didn't think them worth remembering :p
 

Ed130 The Vanguard

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I can't really think of really bad trailers, even Aliens Colonial Marines had a decent CGI one.




Fun fact, I almost stuck Deadpool's trailer into the Single Scene spoiler block alongside Mobius
 

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Well my answer's already taken - Dead Island's trailers are simultaneously the best and worst game trailers I can think of. They're great to watch and if they were standalone films or shorts I'd absolutely love them but as they completely failed to properly represent the Dead Island games they are also terrible adverts by my own standards.

Outside of that I would class the vast majority of game ads as fairly average although I did quite like the way the various Last of Us ads were done and a dishonourable mention has to go to the terrifying demon child advert for the PS3:

 

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The music that comes in about halfway through the trailer really sells it for me.

EDIT: Apparently that song (Evil Ways by Blues Saraceno) has become the go-to trailer music for games with amoral lead characters:
And every one of them ends exactly the same way: "I can't hide..." go to black, show game title..... "My evil ways" Final guitar chord.

Okay, I'm officially sick of that song and now declare all these trailers worst instead of best.