Guild Wars 2’s launch trailer has arrived, and it’s … odd. Very odd. It’s barely about the game, for starters.
So, what did the MMO community make of it?
First up, here’s the trailer itself. Warning – some minor spoilers at the end. Notably, if you don’t want to see dragons before you see them in-game, avoid.
It really is quite odd.
And here’s what everyone thought:
- Kemwer looks back over all of Arena.net’s past cinematics to communicate just how disappointing he found the launch trailer – ” ArenaNet made a big disservice to their fans, to their hard-working cinematics team, and I’m not sure if this trailer is good enough to connect to the new audience they probably aimed it to,”
- Rowan Blaze contrasts the GW2 launch trailer with the trailer for The Secret World – “I am not making a judgement between the two games. Just saying that the trailer for one gives me chills.”
- Hunter’s Insight breaks down what the trailer’s about, and whether we should care that much – “Instead we have messages about seizing the day, overcoming hardship and suffering, taking action to fight for a better tomorrow. It’s practically an ad for Obama, lets face it.”
- And Syp says he’s just reeling from the bizarreness of it – “Putting aside the logic of releasing a launch trailer two weeks after its launch, this is just bizarre avant-garde crap. “
What did you think? Is there a point, or did Arena.net just lose the plot on this one?