Here's the new Inferno trailer:
Is it just me, or is this the most boring trailer ever done for an EVE expansion? Good Heavens the EVE trailer guys have lost their mojo. Now granted, I was not a big fan of the "I was there" trailer or the "Awakening" trailer. And I said as much. Both felt ridiculously over-acted and over-wrought to me, and neither of them did a particularly good job of selling the game.
Which is... you know... kind of the point of a trailer.
And I wasn't alone in my opinion of those two trailers: they were roundly lambasted by the EVE player base. But like Kevin Smith losing all of his confidence after helming two losers out of three in four years, the criticism seems to have impacted the guys making these trailers. They've pretty much folded in on themselves. And as a result, all the trailers since those two have been vanilla. Unobjectionable. Fact-based. Straight-forward.
Boring. Good voice acting and music lately, but still boring.
Now I'm kind of wishing I hadn't been so hard on "I was there" and "Awakening". ;-)
Guys, I don't expect "Butterfly Effect" or the Dominion trailer every time. We know you're gonna win some and lose some. We accept that. But let's stop with the boring, OK? Take a lesson from EVE players: just because you take a risk and get popped doesn't mean you stop taking risks.