Friday, January 31, 2014

Cinematic Propaganda

Now this is supposed to be Reader Post Friday but I am a little angry so this is going to turn into a rant. So the Reader Post will be back next week. Now since that is out of the way what is it that has got me so much up in arms? The Elder Scrolls Online. No I am not going to be one of those people complaining about how every MMO needs to be free to play. Why? Because those people are idiots a company can choose whatever model they like or think will work for them. No what I have a problem with is far simpler. You see I am a big fan of CE especially when it is done right. I also think there is a time and place to showcase that CE when you are releasing a game. Companies do it all the time by showing off the opening cinematic when a game is released. What I have a problem with is when you pass off a trailer or a cinematic as actually gamplay. This infuriates me to no end. Not to mention when you pay to have 8+ minute cinematic to sell your game. This to me really makes me wonder if your game is even that good.

This is what I am talking about

Now don't get me wrong I enjoyed this cinematic I thought it was awesome, but the way it has been presented just makes me angry. This is an MMO and the graphics themselves look great as you can see from above but why do this? I have been on the fence for this game for quite some time. I love the Elder Scrolls series and I want this to succeed but I don't see myself playing this at all till I know for sure especially with what they are trying to pull with this cinematic.

Enjoy your weekend.

1 comment:

  1. It was a great cinematic though...