Super Smash Bros. Brawl
box art via Wikipedia
If you are a Nintendo fan then you have to like the Super Smash Bros. series. It’s Nintendo’s largest crossover game series. You get to play and battle legendary characters like Mario, Link, Samus, and Donkey Kong in the same game. The trailer for Super Smash Bros. Brawl was chosen because of the awesome introduction of the newcomers. One newcomer in particular brought the game to a new level. I am not talking about Zero Suit Samus, but she is awesome. Sonic is great but he’d lose to this character in a coolness contest. Wario doesn’t stand a chance he’s too full of hot air. The character I am talking about covered Super Smash Bros. Brawl in pure awesome sauce just with his presence. Watch the trailer and you’ll see what I mean. Continue reading
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 is part of a video game series known for violence, horror, shooting, slashing, and gore. Some wanted to add a much more sinister and controversial addition to the list after viewing the first trailer. The first trailer had its share of controversy. Allegations of racism were expressed in several publications and on the Internet. A white male gunning down deranged virus infected African zombie villagers, who were victims of the Umbrella Corporation’s evilness. In Chris Redfield’s, the game’s protagonist, defense the villagers were trying to kill him and they were zombies. Capcom denied the allegations and most gamers did not have issue with the trailer.
The first trailer was so impressive some gamers placed the game at a level far beyond the game’s potential. The game did get positive reviews from most game reviewers, but some gamers believed the game did not live up to the expectations created by the trailer. Which is one of the reasons why I added the trailer. People will be talking about the trailer years from now. I included the second version of the trailer as well. The second trailer is not controversial but it’s darn good.
Racist? Continue reading
Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wow it’s been awhile, but now it’s time to get back to the best trailer’s list.
Yeah, I know people are raving about that other Twilight, but to me Zelda: Twilight Princess is the best Twilight of any seriers. The year is 2004. The effects are not that great compared to today’s standards. However, people love Link. Just listen and watch the reaction from the audience and you’ll understand why this trailer is on the list.
Trailer + Reaction (Makes me want to pull out the game every time.) Continue reading
This trailer was chosen because of its creepiness. The creepiness remains after you watch the trailer. The creepy images and upbeat song may play over and over in your mind after viewing the trailer. I still see that creepy little girl when I close my eyes sometimes. The trailer is memorable and informative. The viewer gets a feel for the game and a preview of the weapons used in the games. Let me know if the song gets trapped in your head. Continue reading
Gears of War Mad Last Day
This trailer spot combines three trailers for Gears of War 2. It starts with the Mad World trailer. Gary Jules sings, “Dreams in which I’m dying are the best the I’ve ever had”, as Marcus Fenix runs through a destroyed city in the rain. Is that why Marcus continues mission after mission he has a fascination with death, or is the player’s fascination? Psychoanalysis aside, I like the way the music and imagery from the game fit together in a way that makes you think about more the war then the shooting. Continue reading