Killzone 3 Trailer and the Problem With Teasers

Killzone 3 was announced recently, so you know what that means: a teaser! Admittedly, this video is really cool, if a bit ultra-violent (it is also scientific proof that the Helghast are made out of wafers), but it also brings up a problem I’ve been having with trailers as of late. I recognize that companies like to build hype, and we as consumers like being strung along with as little info as possible (see LOST and any Halo game ever), but it’s getting kind of ridiculous. For games, I’d like to see something concrete as the money and time I’m going to be investing into a game is significant compared to a movie or a TV series. If I don’t like a TV show, I can stop watching, and movies are two hours at most and I can always walk out. If I return a game, I’m going to end up with a lot less money in my pocket, so I think the more gameplay in a trailer, the better. Take a look at the Killzone 3 teaser, and let me know if you agree:

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5 thoughts on “Killzone 3 Trailer and the Problem With Teasers”

  1. Agreed. More gameplay > Not-more gameplay. As cool as the trailer is, I’d like to see more gameplay or else Rico getting killed. If the latter happens: Day 1 purchase.

  2. I been saying this for years. Until I see gameplay I don’t care.

    Now, with games, like this or Deus Ex, I know how things will look, but with new games, I need more than a snazzy looking cut scene.

  3. Yeah same here, I am fine with a teaser/trailer not showing any gameplay if it is highlighting the story but if it doesn’t show any story or gameplay then no thanks.

    P.S Anthony, what happened to the Super Mario Galaxy 2 review? It was up and then it disappeared, or did I just imagine reading it?

  4. Well, um they like to pile up tons of bodies, and um, they like to fight and to hand on top of the pile, and well they like to wear the enemies cool helmets. That’s all I got out of that.

  5. [quote comment=”11686″]Yeah same here, I am fine with a teaser/trailer not showing any gameplay if it is highlighting the story but if it doesn’t show any story or gameplay then no thanks.

    P.S Anthony, what happened to the Super Mario Galaxy 2 review? It was up and then it disappeared, or did I just imagine reading it?[/quote]

    It was unfinished and was posted by mistake.

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