Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Expert Panel: Top Video Game Trailers
So I asked some of my friends from the videogame industry which were the top trailers they loved both in terms of music choice and in terms of editing/graphical quality (for the time they launched).
Here is the result.
Hands down, all thought that Dead Island's trailer was the best they had seen in a long time.
It creates and emotional connection with the game that few trailers (or even movies) manage to put together.
The remaining trailers are in no particular order, but all industry veterans agreed that they kick ass. Interesting enough, most nominations are for Ubisoft, Microsoft and 2K/Take2 games.
What seems like a common thread is the ability for all the trailers on this to create an emotional tie with the viewer.
Winner - Dead Island:
1) Assassin's Creed: Lonely Souls
2) Gears of War: Mad World
3) Dawn of War: Hometown
4) The Last of Us
5) GTA: San Andreas
6) Modern Warfare 2
7) Assassin's Creed 2
9) Halo: Reach
10) Red Dead Redemption
11) Transformers, War for Cybertron
Which one is your favorite? Would you add to the list?