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E3 2010: The 13 worst E3 trailers

Earlier today, we took an affectionate look at the 10 best trailers from this years E3. There were some real beauties, weren't there? But, as Robbie Williams once sung, you gotta get high before you taste the lows. And boy, were there some lows this year.

So here are the worst trailers from E3. The kind of thing that makes us wish we had started up that petting zoo instead of taking the plunge into video game journalism. The good news is, you don't have to buy these games. But we will make you watch the trailers. All the way through. Mwahahahaha...

 

Wheel of Fortune

What... oh god... kill it. KILL IT! That was our reaction when we first saw this. Big-headed characters can be cute. Remember Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis? Or Virtua Fighter Kids? Whoever made this doesn't. And the less said about the way they've advertised the game's 'features' the better. Spin the wheel with the Wii-mote? How about: 'Press the eject button and win at life!'


 

 

 

Motion Sports

It's really, really kind of them to give us so much ammo for ridicule. The Ali G look-alike and his slide-forward to his position in front of the screen. The crowd of cheering girls that greet the men who are dressed up like idiots, which would NEVER happen in real life in this non-ironic manner. And the less said about the guy pretending to ski the better. It's awful. But you know what the worst thing is? For a minute, I wondered why I couldn't see a Wii-mote anywhere. There's a good reason - this is a Kinect game for Xbox 360. What a rip-off - they should be ashamed.


 

 

Innergy

Six and a half minutes. That's how much of my life I just wasted watching this trailer. Once you've seen the first screen, you've seen the whole thing. You're asked a question, you pick an anwser and colour in a faceless person with the answer's coloured crayon until their face resembles how you feel. Stupidly, you can use equal quantities of 'often' and 'rarely', which is just nonsense. And the repetition of the task, coupled with the nightmarish faces you create, results in one of the most disturbing things we've ever had to sit through. Yuk.



Want to make it worse? Watch this for a few minutes...


 

...until the music is stuck in your head, then look at the picture below. Seriously, that's horrific.


Above: Quite possibly the most grotesque image we've ever run on Radar

 

Deca Sports 3

It looks like every other Wii Sports game around! Only you can play online with people from across the country. Not the world, the entire country. Wow. Looks rubbish.



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29 comments

  • NightCrawler_358 - June 23, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    I'm with LizarDazzle. You guys really need a new video player. Great article though.
  • jmcgrotty - June 23, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    I didn't have any audio problems with the clips and only had commercials before 3 of themm, and they weren't the same. And surely not 40 seconds. Usually around 17. Quit whining.
  • pin316 - June 22, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    hehehe - you said that Wii party is a hard one to swallow...
  • philipshaw - June 22, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    I have to agree with all of these being awful, but the Spec Ops trailer looked cool to me
  • avantguardian - June 22, 2010 10:20 a.m.

    @TheVoid; i know, right? infuriating? wow...its like people have just forgotten how awesome dial-up internet used to be...now you have to wait 40 seconds to see shit! how do you cope...it makes people just sound lazy and spoiled (which, to be fair, could be the cause of the whole video player nonsense in the first place...hmm...) anyway, i can't think that the kinect video is not trying to be ironic...the basis for getting people to buy into anything that makes them look that stupid has to stem from getting over yourself and just having fun with the game..i.e. rockband/GH... oh, and just for the record, as a 360/ps3 owner, kinect/move look like turds...stinky turds...it feels like 1995...
  • nomnom52 - June 22, 2010 7:33 a.m.

    Compatible with Wii (TM) MotionPlus (TM) Seriously? Did they have to put it so frickin' huge on the screen?
  • TheVoid - June 22, 2010 6:55 a.m.

    Mighty unfair to Rock Of Ages, I must say. At least it gives a good sense of what the game will be like. Kind of Demigod meets pinball, it would seem, which seems pretty cool. As for all of you who continue to lose your freaking minds over GR's video player, you really have to get over it. Honestly, I'm seeing words like "infuriating", as if the functionality of a mere video player were even capable of such an emotion response. Seriously, if that's all it takes to "infuriate" you, you really need to put your life in perspective. Life is too short to lose any time crying over a fucking video player. It does the job, shut the fuck up.
  • toastile - June 22, 2010 4:33 a.m.

    Innergy scares me.
  • QWERTYCommander - June 21, 2010 9:20 p.m.

    That face on the first page will be burned into my retinas. Thanks a lot guys.
  • dirty1996 - June 21, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    HOLY SHIT! JUST EMBED YOUTUBE VIDEOS! THIS IS IN ALL CAPS FOR A REASON. I LITERALLY SAW THAT ALL THE VIDEOS ON THIS PAGE WHERE IN YOUR HORRENDOUS VIDEO PLAYER AND CLOSED THE TAB. THE TRAILERS ARE BAD ENOUGH. I DONT KNOW HOW YOU DID IT, BUT SOMEHOW YOU MANAGED TO MAKE THESE HORRIBLE TRAILERS EVEN WORSE WITH YOUR BAD VIDEO PLAYER.
  • VideoGameKing - June 21, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    the pokepark one sounds awsome,and playing as pikachu,insted of playing with,thats even better pokemon FTW
  • Madserj - June 21, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    Wheel of fortune trailer claims to be "The most amazing recreation ever made" This may be true as it will be the best recreation of a shit gameshow. Wow what a bold claim!!! Especially with all of the other 'amazing' recreation games out there.... Like paintballing on the 360 or hunting. Recaptcha: Million breathed. I bet they did when the realised that the wheel of fortune is only on Nintendo.
  • Fuzunga - June 21, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    Was that Chris Sabat voicing that Weel of Fortune trailer? Also, I saw a trailer for some game called Mind Jacker or some nonsense. That was terrible.
  • garfunkling - June 21, 2010 7:21 p.m.

    Wow. Pokepark looks terrible. They didn't even try to make decent graphics. "Hey we still got those character models from Pokemon Snap?, Well clean them up and we'll use them again"
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 21, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    Is it ironic that when watching the good trailers there were no ads and when watching this article's trailers every sing one had a laggy ad?
  • monojono - June 21, 2010 6:47 p.m.

    How the hell is log cutting a sport? Have they run out of sports to cram into wii shovelware?
  • CocainCuresAll - June 21, 2010 5:58 p.m.

    "the hair trigger shooter game for wii is here..." gah! i get it! for the love of god i'll buy your damn game!
  • Unoriginal - June 21, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    Attention video/GR crew!: Every single video on this page played the same 40 second ad. That is 3 minutes and 40 seconds on the first page alone I spent watching an ad instead of seeing what I clicked. Every video started muted and froze when paused. Every ad restarted the audio levels and often just played the ad but not the trailer. Seriously do something, it ruined a probably very good article for me.
  • The_Deebo - June 21, 2010 5:05 p.m.

    Nah, screw you haters. Rock of Ages looks freakin tight! That trailer gave me a chub
  • drewbian - June 21, 2010 5:03 p.m.

    yeh nice article, but having to turn the volume up on a video EVERY TIME from mute is really annoying

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