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What MMO has the best CGI trailer that most accurately represents the game?



  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 788Member Uncommon
    I would say gw2.  The game very much looks like the cgi trailer and the characters can actually do all the things they showed them doing. rule of thumb I generally ignore cgi trailers.
  • HolophonistHolophonist Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,090Member Uncommon
    Without a doubt, hands down, no question.... Dark Souls. I'm not sure if there are any purely cinematic trailers, so I'll just throw out the newly released Dark Souls 2 trailer (found here: ). Obviously we can't know for sure because Dark Souls 2 isn't out yet, but there's no doubt this captures the overall feel of the game/gameplay. From the methodical combat, to the feeling of utter despair and hopelessness (the dude dies at least a couple of times in the trailer for goodness sake!), the trailers depict the game perfeclty imo.
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INPosts: 5,035Member Uncommon

    I never saw a CGI trailer that I felt represented an MMO accurately.  I think they're more for market positioning.


    Some of the gameplay trailers are pretty effective, especially for the flashy Asian games.


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  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,278Member Uncommon

    There are 2 forms of CGI


    1) Has cool epic action scene with guys fighting and WHOAA.

    2) establishes the enviroment that the game has.


    for CGI like number 1 you will not find something at connects well to its CGI, mainly cause it doesnt include health bars.

    For number 2 however go back and watch TSW's CGI shorts they did to get you to understand what the game feels like. Those were bloody awesome and got you to feel the enviroment that you were stepping into.

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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,563Member Uncommon
    have to go with Planetside 2.


  • ArclanArclan Chicago, ILPosts: 1,533Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Magnum2103
    None, CGI trailers are pointless and a waste of money.  Not sure why it's still a popular trend in the gaming industry.

    A+ exactly. Like voice actors, they are a wasting money on elements that do not improve game play.

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  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rayshe

    2) establishes the enviroment that the game has.

    I am sympathetic to this, although I think that too often it established the environment that players wish the game offered.

    I have a soft spot for trailers as entertainment.  Take something like the WoW Catacysm trailer, that is actually communicating changes made in the world map in an emotional, action-packed way.  It's fun, its entertaining.  I can't deny that, nor I am going to pretend that I am immune to having my decisions influenced by a glossy trailer.

    But at the same time, even as I'm entertained, there's a little voice in the back of my head going "wouldn't it be cool to instead play a game that actually had those verbs"

  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,917Member Uncommon

    I remember one of the CGI WAR trailers.  One that had a bunch of the forum people (not sure where they went) saying "WAR is coming!!! image"

    The trailer was the one with the orc flying through the air and smacking into a castle wall.  It reminded me of the young children's movie George of the Jungle.  Where the guy swings on a vine into a tree to make kids giggle all movie over and over.

    So yeah, that is how I perceived WAR.  A game for little kids who liked silly things.

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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaacePosts: 2,764Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Should they accurately represent the game? Afterall, either it a) is an ad b) sets the mood c) tells a story.

    I said try not to think too hard. Good grief.

  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,352Member Uncommon
    WoW and WAR
  • TickleMeHomoTickleMeHomo BurgasPosts: 28Member
    Eve online/Hawken thats the best games cgi that represent fully game and live to the expectations
  • TickleMeHomoTickleMeHomo BurgasPosts: 28Member
    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    WoW and WAR

    Not even close haha,if actuall wow was close to the cinematics and graphics they show would be WOW ,but sux

  • ezpz77ezpz77 Beale, CAPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by TickleMeHomo
    Eve online/Hawken thats the best games cgi that represent fully game and live to the expectations


    EVE? You serious?

    What the trailer shows us:


    What it actually is:

  • SelfossPosts: 63Member

    I like CGI trailers and i don't see them connected to the games they are made for.

    If i had to vote one which doesn't try to make you believe things that can't even remotely happen (even with "bad" graphics") -

    It's Rift and Warhammer. They both show more eye candy versions of what you can actually do and will be doing. The spells and attacks are in the game.

    Planetside2? Well that one is a complete shill. No, jumping on ships, no shooting pilots, no throwing grenades into ships / tanks, not even close as many people on the screen at once as claimed (in fact it's more like 30 vs 30, the rest is invisible above 10 meters away. Glass seems to be non existing in the game. Neither for cockpits nor for visors of helmets.

    Nice CGI trailer and game thought, just not connected.

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  • KruulKruul Houston, TXPosts: 476Member Uncommon
  • ichihaifuichihaifu nullPosts: 260Member Uncommon

    Wow has always had the best trailers tbh, even though I dont like the game itself anymore I can still only say that the movies blizzard outputs are just plain awesome.

    Planetside 2 trailer was stupidly awesome, but the trailer itself is as far from the gameplay itself as possible lol.

    The one trailer during the 2012 actually made me shiver was GW2 trailer, though. (I also think it was the most accurate of 2012, too)

  • TickleMeHomoTickleMeHomo BurgasPosts: 28Member
    Originally posted by ezpz77
    Originally posted by TickleMeHomo
    Eve online/Hawken thats the best games cgi that represent fully game and live to the expectations


    EVE? You serious?

    What the trailer shows us:


    What it actually is:

    Dude its a big deal from how player sees the game from his own eyes.Now when remove this whole UI and close up and got machine giving best FPS and u watch gameplay from close up view or other it gives feeling as in trailer.Space is big/beutfiull in this particular game.Gameplay is not super action pack like Freelancer but in close huge armies looks spectacular when not zoomed out to 100000000x.Sry english

  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,352Member Uncommon
    Damn, I forgot EVE Online. Trailers in this game are incredible
  • EvilGeekEvilGeek londonPosts: 1,240Member Uncommon

    Not really CGI but I think The Secret World Launch Trailer, with an inspired soundtrack, portrays the feeling of the game perfectly.

  • dimnikardimnikar ZanistanvillePosts: 271Member

    Useless thread mistaking CGI trailers with gameplay trailers.


    Both have a place in this industry, and CGI trailers simply aren't meant to showcase gameplay (duh).

  • Laughing-manLaughing-man Dublin, OHPosts: 3,637Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by trenshod
    Originally posted by Phelcher
    Battlefield from DICE....   zero CGI all game.   WoW has that Kung Fu panda on every commercial, that represent nothing from the game...   hopes this helps.

    1. Your first comment doesn't count seeing you didn't read the OPs thread title very well

    2. Obviously you haven't played MoP if you did you would know that the panda in the commercial has everything to do with the game. The human and the orc are random and don't specifically have anything to do with the game.

    and no your comments don't help

    The location in the cinematic you can go to (The WoW one) in game. 

    Also the orc and human ARE significant characters, so is the panda.

    I guess its still cool to hate on WoW here huh?

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