E3 is just around the corner, which means slick trailers and hot demos assaulting our eyeballs. Developers are ready to show us their moves. They know how excited we are, and want to give us all they’ve got…really, they do. Unfortunately, in the shiny world of advertising, sometimes communication breaks down and trailers end up being a liiiiiittle bit different from the finished product. And that does not happy fans make.
To be fair, dear players, it’s your fault too--putting too much stock in what’s really just a peek at a game’s rough draft. This year, don’t let yourself succumb to the disappointment! Just remember these seven ways trailers accidentally mislead us, promising things their games don’t have, and you’ll be just fine. Play the skeptic, and you’ll never be let down! Probably.