Can Too Many Promo Vids Make You Lose Interest In A Game?
These days, few people even write text previews for video games anymore.
And the reason is simple. Well, there are two reasons: First, nobody reads (a sad and depressing fact) and secondly, there's usually a ton of gameplay information and media floating around. That goes double for highly anticipated games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Hey, I'm no anal retentive spoiler freak. I don't think seeing one video will totally ruin the experience for me and in fact, I tend to watch more trailers than I ignore. But at some point, don't you just start to say, "yeah, I'm tired of seeing it; I want to play it"? This is an interactive entertainment medium, so it stands to reason that such lamentations are common. Nobody wants to watch most of a game, especially when it's something like The Witcher 3, which is just begging for interaction.
And of course, other huge titles have gone through the same promotional blitz. I understand the idea behind such an approach, of course, but at some point, I say enough is enough. When we've reached that point, we don't need to see any more of the game. We're done. Just release it. Wouldn't you agree?
5/3/2015 10:10:59 PM Ben Dutka