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August 16th, 2013, 17:16
Originally Posted by zahratustra View Post
Just what you have been expecting from a 2 minute trailer for a game whose main character IS extremely good at fighting and does kill monsters for a living?
That CD Projekt will break the mold and show him getting his ass kicked by 4 army stragglers? Or, maybe, he should have sat at the edge of the battlefield and write a poem about cruelty of war?

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There's a difference between being good at fighting and being a God, killing flawlessly in 3 seconds - looking super cool while you're at it.

I know this is the Hollywood standard - but it doesn't seem to match the maturity of the setting.

First of all, I'd love a trailer like that without such ridiculous fighting in it - and secondly, if there HAS to be fighting - I wouldn't mind a messy fight with some mistakes and close calls.

For instance, I'd love if he just rode by and didn't give a shit. Actually, that poem bit isn't far from something I'd think was much more interesting. I'd love it if we just heard him speak about his feelings towards all the war and chaos in his life - whilst witnessing acts such as the one in the trailer - without all the teenage-level fighting and violence.

For a site with so many mature members on it, I find it surprising that so many of you are so excited by pathetically implausible combat.

Sure, Geralt is a bad-ass and bla bla, but he's not Neo and it isn't the Matrix.

Then again, as I said, the audience likes this - and it seems to have made JDR forget all those other trailers he's seen that's exactly the same bullshit.

Sure, CG has advanced a lot throughout the years - but I honestly can't see how this is more impressive than trailers like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm4JEZudf0c - (SWtOR)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA3x6ekAPxk - (ESO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCsGTP3-Jlw - (SC2)

If it's better - then it's marginal.

Oh, and yeah, it feels like I've seen hundreds of trailers like this over the years - though of course the quality has been increasing.

Maybe it's dozens or whatever - but I sure don't feel like it's anything new.
Last edited by DArtagnan; August 16th, 2013 at 17:27.
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