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  Volkon

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8/12/12 12:51:51 AM#41
Ah, flashback!

Oderint, dum metuant.

  Cyflym

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8/12/12 12:53:02 AM#42
Originally posted by Kuinn

I personally like CGI trailers a lot, simply because "short films" set in these fantasy worlds are fun to watch. I think people fail quite a bit who gets hyped for the gameplay based on CGI trailers, or compares the CGI trailers to the gameplay. It should be very obvious that they are just short films setting the mood more or less, unless even telling a story.

 

Only thing I dont like about the CGI trailers is that they left me wanting for more. Star Craft really made me want to see a movie based on that universe because of the CGI, same for WAR, SWTOR had very nice ones too. WoW and Blizzard generally speaking always has very nice CGI trailers and cut-scenes.

 

It's true they have nothing to do with the gameplay, but they also shouldnt be watched as if they did.

 

Look at eg. swtor using cgi trailers for tv ad's, i'm pretty sure many thought that's what the game looks like.

Like a draw between dumb masses and false advertising.

  Matheusor1

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8/12/12 12:56:22 AM#43
Originally posted by Nadia

ANET did a trailer last year for Gamescom but thats probably the one Op is referring to from autumn 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1w5exkbowk

ANet said somewhere that this trailer was made entirely by themselves, cutting and merging different artwork pieces, zooming the concept art in and out and softening it with the paint transitions. Which is amazing, imo. It seems so professional, it's probably the most impressive GW2 trailer so far.

If they have enough art for it, might as well put their cinematic team to work on those kind of movies post-launch. Those guys probably got time on their hands, seeing that they implemented all those vistas.

  Bl4ck3nD

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8/12/12 1:12:43 AM#44
Originally posted by The_Korrigan

What's nice is that you don't need CGI to make GW2 look epic - just make a regular gameplay video :)

This said, I LOVED the SW:TOR trailers, and I think Bioware should stop making games and just do a Star Wars movie with the company that did those :)

Agreed, that would be so awesome :)

  Kuinn

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8/12/12 1:43:39 AM#45
Originally posted by Cyflym
Originally posted by Kuinn

I personally like CGI trailers a lot, simply because "short films" set in these fantasy worlds are fun to watch. I think people fail quite a bit who gets hyped for the gameplay based on CGI trailers, or compares the CGI trailers to the gameplay. It should be very obvious that they are just short films setting the mood more or less, unless even telling a story.

 

Only thing I dont like about the CGI trailers is that they left me wanting for more. Star Craft really made me want to see a movie based on that universe because of the CGI, same for WAR, SWTOR had very nice ones too. WoW and Blizzard generally speaking always has very nice CGI trailers and cut-scenes.

 

It's true they have nothing to do with the gameplay, but they also shouldnt be watched as if they did.

 

Look at eg. swtor using cgi trailers for tv ad's, i'm pretty sure many thought that's what the game looks like.

Like a draw between dumb masses and false advertising.

 

Well, yeah, there are a lot of dumb people who buy a game based on CGI trailer I guess, but even then it's not the fault of the CGI trailer imo, it's the fault of the buyer who cant tell the difference between gameplay video and a movie basically, and who did not do his research on the product.

 

Suppose the golden middle road would be to use CGI stuff only in-game and do the advertisement with other kind of lies and double meanings :)

  kDeviL

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8/12/12 1:52:10 AM#46
It's cool either way imo, not like story is by any means my reason for playing gw2, but it's always cool to add some immersion

If WoW was released today even in its' entirety it would be f2p in 3 months.
Why is it still such a big deal?

  Reklaw

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8/12/12 2:53:27 AM#47
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by Reklaw
Originally posted by zaylin
Originally posted by The_Korrigan

What's nice is that you don't need CGI to make GW2 look epic - just make a regular gameplay video :)

This said, I LOVED the SW:TOR trailers, and I think Bioware should stop making games and just do a Star Wars movie with the company that did those :)

The Companies name is Blur, they also did the CGI for WAR and I think DCUO

 They made a "tiny" bit more

http://vz3.blur.com/work/cinematics

they need ot get into making CGI movies because those trailers are insane.. love the planetside 2 one

 Completely agree, they could be like Pixar of mature animations.

Oh and to be on topic. CGI movies never bothered me that much, they often tell a part of the story/world/lore you about to enter. And if I am interested in the gameplay then no other source than actually able to play it myself will really makes me know if I like the gameplay.

But I can also enjoy gametrailers if they are made differently like the ones for GW2.

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