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CypressDahlia
10-16-2011, 03:50 AM
Anyone else notice this growing trend in video game advertising?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wiQsq5v2FY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCOnHRiYMC0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTicI3dcnys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFSzkQHm1AY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTtIIW1WA0



In other words: there is shrapnel flying everywhere, people dying left and right, demons bursting through floors and ceilings and it's all dubbed to softly sung alternative music...

jubeh
10-16-2011, 04:14 AM
Man that dark souls trailer is so rad like when the dude gets knocked into the air by seath

GunZet
10-16-2011, 04:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMYrKTU8Hmc

CypressDahlia
10-16-2011, 04:43 AM
GOD I CAN'T ENJOY THIS EXPLOSION WITH BITCHES SINGING ME TO SLEEP.

Srsly, though, that trailer is great because it's like a heads up for how broken the jetpack was gonna be in MP.

GunZet
10-16-2011, 04:46 AM
Jetpacks suck, all I do is use the run plug.

CypressDahlia
10-16-2011, 04:48 AM
Jetpacks are dominating in slayer right now.

Hayashida
10-16-2011, 05:52 PM
To be fair, Gears of War has been using music like that since Gears 1 was released. Also what the Dark Souls one fits amazingly

GunZet
10-16-2011, 05:58 PM
To be fair, Gears of War has been using music like that since Gears 1 was released. Also what the Dark Souls one fits amazingly

This is true.

CypressDahlia
10-16-2011, 07:00 PM
Yeah, true. It is a growing trend. I think it started all the way back with Silent Hill, TBH.

And IMO the Dark Souls one doesn't fit at all. That trailer is like an odd one out among the other epic-themed ones

Sylux
10-16-2011, 07:40 PM
The one for Gears fits fine. Perfectly, even. It wouldn't do to have a more immersing atmosphere, only to be cut short at a minute. It's not really a trend, it just works well for advertising.

GunZet
10-16-2011, 07:41 PM
I like the AC Revelations one.

Sylux
10-16-2011, 07:45 PM
Bitches don't know bout my synchronization

Hayashida
10-16-2011, 09:23 PM
And IMO the Dark Souls one doesn't fit at all. That trailer is like an odd one out among the other epic-themed ones
WAT. The music is rad and the game is rad. Just because it's not music that fits the time period this is sort of based around doesn't mean it doesn't work, you know?

jubeh
10-16-2011, 09:35 PM
Yeah dark souls trailer nails the just a (zombie) dude against massive creatures vibe.

Hayashida
10-16-2011, 09:36 PM
yeah exactly

CypressDahlia
10-16-2011, 11:57 PM
maybe I'm just spoiled by Shadow of the Colossus. Perfect atmosphere. perfect soundtrack. No silly ads.

jubeh
10-17-2011, 12:07 AM
Maybe one day there will be a gaming thread where somebody doesnt plug sotc

CypressDahlia
10-17-2011, 12:13 AM
Does that happen often? I don't even remember when and how that game got popular. First time I saw it on g4, there was like no interest in it.

jubeh
10-17-2011, 12:16 AM
Are you being for real right now man. Im not being snarky but I mean that game comes up in every discussion everywhere else.

CypressDahlia
10-17-2011, 12:26 AM
well I mean that's understandable, cuz it's one of the best games ever. So if you're talking about the best music, gameplay, art direction or anything remotely relevant to that it would and should come up.

but I'm just relating it back to DS in the sense that it's a single dude fighting gigantic monsters. Same sense of futility and realistically weak characters.

Hayashida
10-17-2011, 12:27 AM
Yeah it does come up often. I mean, there's a good reason for it, it's a great game, but it seems like a lot of people talk about it like it's some unheard of game where hardly anyone has played it. Dark Souls will probably be in this category eventually.

CypressDahlia
10-17-2011, 12:29 AM
Well at this point I'm aware that everyone and their mom has played. I just didn't realize that it had always been popular. One of my first posts on MT was a story inspired by SotC and nobody even caught the reference.

Sylux
10-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Shadow of the Colossus is gay because I haven't gotten the chance to play it yet