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Why no multiplayer trailer might be a good thing.

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Trailers are made to attract as many of the general public as possible towards purchasing a product. So far, all the single-player trailers have done a good job of that; the game is fairly well-publicised, at least within the gaming market, and there's a lot of buzz around how exciting the game looks.

 

Do you remember the multiplayer trailer for Uncharted 3? Full of explosions, shooting, taunts, customisation, and so on. All of which were shown in an exciting, action-packed display of eye-candy. That's bound to attract some of the casual market who love mindlessly shooting everything that moves.

 

Perhaps The Last of Us' multiplayer portion won't feature all of these casual-gamer-pleasing setups that the FPS generation has come to expect. Maybe the game will be more about patience, teamwork and careful thinking. Although I prefer these traits in a game and genuinely hope they're the focus, they don't necessarily make for a good trailer.

 

Just a thought. A hopeful thought.

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Re: Why no multiplayer trailer might be a good thing.

May 9, 2013

calcunnon wrote:

Trailers are made to attract as many of the general public as possible towards purchasing a product. So far, all the single-player trailers have done a good job of that; the game is fairly well-publicised, at least within the gaming market, and there's a lot of buzz around how exciting the game looks.

 

Do you remember the multiplayer trailer for Uncharted 3? Full of explosions, shooting, taunts, customisation, and so on. All of which were shown in an exciting, action-packed display of eye-candy. That's bound to attract some of the casual market who love mindlessly shooting everything that moves.

 

Perhaps The Last of Us' multiplayer portion won't feature all of these casual-gamer-pleasing setups that the FPS generation has come to expect. Maybe the game will be more about patience, teamwork and careful thinking. Although I prefer these traits in a game and genuinely hope they're the focus, they don't necessarily make for a good trailer.

 

Just a thought. A hopeful thought.


This only applies to trailers, like you said. Still, ANY kind of MP info is needed.

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I hear what your saying and it's nice to see you back as well.  

 

Regardless, I'd still appreciate a MP trailer or any information regarding the MP at all. Just a little peek at what I'm buying would be nice.


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I hear what your saying and it's nice to see you back as well.  

 

Regardless, I'd still appreciate a MP trailer. Just a little peek at what I'm buying is nice.


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Lol, I hope not.  

 

Oh yeah, I sent the PM. I'll let you know when I get a response. You could be waiting a while.


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Lol, I hope not.  

 

Oh yeah, I sent the PM. I'll let you know when I get a response. You could be waiting a while.


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Re: Why no multiplayer trailer might be a good thing.

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calcunnon wrote:

Trailers are made to attract as many of the general public as possible towards purchasing a product. So far, all the single-player trailers have done a good job of that; the game is fairly well-publicised, at least within the gaming market, and there's a lot of buzz around how exciting the game looks.

 

Do you remember the multiplayer trailer for Uncharted 3? Full of explosions, shooting, taunts, customisation, and so on. All of which were shown in an exciting, action-packed display of eye-candy. That's bound to attract some of the casual market who love mindlessly shooting everything that moves.

 

Perhaps The Last of Us' multiplayer portion won't feature all of these casual-gamer-pleasing setups that the FPS generation has come to expect. Maybe the game will be more about patience, teamwork and careful thinking. Although I prefer these traits in a game and genuinely hope they're the focus, they don't necessarily make for a good trailer.

 

Just a thought. A hopeful thought.


I hope so too. Fingers crossed. It would be nice to have a slow paced, tense, team dedicated MP rather than TDM fashion show.

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I Seriously couldn't care less about action and explosions..

This is definitely not the reason why we haven't got a MP trailer.

They said at PAX east, they where testing the hell out of multiplayer

and really trying to make it as good as can be.

I'm very certain we will get a multiplayer trailer this month.

 

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I Seriusly coudn't care less about action and explosions..

this is defenetly not the reason why we havn't got a MP trailer.

They said at PAX east, they where testing the hell out of multiplayer

and really trying to make it as good as can be.

I'm very surtain we will get a multiplayer trailer this month.


I'm very surtain we won't have one :smileytongue:

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Cookieter wrote:

I'm very certain we will get a multiplayer trailer this month.


Oh sorry I didn't realise you were very certain, I look forward to getting it this month, then.

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