I've seen a lot of video game trailers over the past decade since I emerged from dial-up, and I've liked most of them, but then I started thinking about the trailers that I liked so much that I watched them over and over. Trailers that were so good that they cemented my love for the game before it was even released. When I took that into account, the number of trailers that came to mind dropped dramatically. Here are my three:
- Super Smash Bros Melee: My brother and I and some friends watched this trailer at least once per day during the summer, and less often but still quite a bit in the following autumn, leading up to the November release:
- Mass Effect 2 launch trailer (Heart of Courage trailer): This trailer cemented the Heart of Courage music into my head, and in addition was so awesome that I can't find any other words to appropriately describe it. The ME3 trailers were good, but not this good:
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII original trailer: I know it is now officially FFXV, but when this trailer was released in 2006, it was for FF Versus XIII, and everyone is still waiting for this game. While it doesn't reveal much about the story or characters or settings, we know that there is this guy who takes the honey badger approach to bullets and disciplines severely when people trespass on his patio. Plus the music is great:
So what about you? I'm looking, not for favorite trailers, but trailers that were so brilliant, so stupendous, so amazing that you watched them over and over and loved the game before it even came out. Please disregard effects of growing older and getting a job and family and any reason :). What trailers are marked in stone in your memory as awesome?