History NeverTrustATrailer / VideoGames

15th Sep '17 10:41:29 PM Pinokio
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** ''Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire'' is a clone of ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' with a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' skin. An ad shows the four characters of the main game fighting Leviathan in a city in an action sequence resembling the main game, which has nothing to do with the game's strategy gameplay. A Facebook ad shows the characters of ''Final Fantasy XV'' divided into light and dark sides, with Aranea and Titan representing the dark side, and Leviathan representing the light side. There is no such faction selection system in the game, and the characters are mostly confined to giving generic text in the game menus, as there is no real story to focus on. The official website describes the game as if it were an interactive story driven RPG where you will be heavily involved in playing as the characters: "Play with Noctis, Cindy, Lunafreya, and many more of your favorite characters in the largest open-world MMO in the series." Further, it says "Play for free in the most interactive Strategy MMO game" while a video plays of the characters in a 3D city as it is being built and attacked. In the game, the story and characters take a back seat to the rest of the strategy interface. There is a rudimentary combat system for defeating monsters, but it is nowhere near as in-depth as a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' RPG. Another ad shows a character powering up while equipping armor from inventory and fighting monsters like an action RPG, ignoring that this is a strategy game. Another ad shows the characters running and driving, approaching a battlefield and engaging enemies with action RPG moves, suggesting the gameplay is much closer to the console RPG, despite having no action RPG elements.

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** ''Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire'' is a clone of ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' with a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' skin. An ad shows the four characters of the main game fighting Leviathan in a city in an action sequence resembling the main game, which has nothing to do with the game's strategy gameplay. A Facebook ad shows the characters of ''Final Fantasy XV'' divided into light and dark sides, with Aranea and Titan representing the dark side, and Leviathan representing the light side. There is no such faction selection system in the game, and the characters are mostly confined to giving generic text in the game menus, as there is no real story to focus on. The official website describes the game as if it were an interactive story driven RPG where you will be heavily involved in playing as the characters: "Play with Noctis, Cindy, Lunafreya, and many more of your favorite characters in the largest open-world MMO in the series." Further, it says "Play for free in the most interactive Strategy MMO game" while a video plays of the characters in a 3D city as it is being built and attacked. In the game, the story and characters take a back seat to the rest of the strategy interface. There is a rudimentary combat system for defeating monsters, but it is nowhere near as in-depth as a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' RPG. Another ad shows a character powering up while equipping armor from inventory and fighting monsters like an action RPG, ignoring that this is a strategy game. Another ad shows the characters running and driving, approaching a battlefield and engaging enemies with action RPG moves, suggesting the gameplay is much closer to the console RPG, despite having no action RPG elements. Ads that do attempt to show the game as a strategy game, either as a cinematic 3D battlefield that changes perspective, a full 3D strategy game, or a 2D isometric strategy game with detailed sprites and combat animations, still manage to misrepresent the actual combat of the game.
8th Sep '17 11:20:53 AM Pinokio
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** ''Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire'' is a clone of ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' with a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' skin. An ad shows the four characters of the main game fighting Leviathan in a city in an action sequence resembling the main game, which has nothing to do with the game's strategy gameplay. A Facebook ad shows the characters of ''Final Fantasy XV'' divided into light and dark sides, with Aranea and Titan representing the dark side, and Leviathan representing the light side. There is no such faction selection system in the game, and the characters are mostly confined to giving generic text in the game menus, as there is no real story to focus on. The official website describes the game as if it were an interactive story driven RPG where you will be heavily involved in playing as the characters: "Play with Noctis, Cindy, Lunafreya, and many more of your favorite characters in the largest open-world MMO in the series." Further, it says "Play for free in the most interactive Strategy MMO game" while a video plays of the characters in a 3D city as it is being built and attacked. In the game, the story and characters take a back seat to the rest of the strategy interface. There is a rudimentary combat system for defeating monsters, but it is nowhere near as in-depth as a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' RPG. Another ad shows a character powering up while equipping armor from inventory and fighting monsters like an action RPG, ignoring that this is a strategy game.

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** ''Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire'' is a clone of ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' with a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' skin. An ad shows the four characters of the main game fighting Leviathan in a city in an action sequence resembling the main game, which has nothing to do with the game's strategy gameplay. A Facebook ad shows the characters of ''Final Fantasy XV'' divided into light and dark sides, with Aranea and Titan representing the dark side, and Leviathan representing the light side. There is no such faction selection system in the game, and the characters are mostly confined to giving generic text in the game menus, as there is no real story to focus on. The official website describes the game as if it were an interactive story driven RPG where you will be heavily involved in playing as the characters: "Play with Noctis, Cindy, Lunafreya, and many more of your favorite characters in the largest open-world MMO in the series." Further, it says "Play for free in the most interactive Strategy MMO game" while a video plays of the characters in a 3D city as it is being built and attacked. In the game, the story and characters take a back seat to the rest of the strategy interface. There is a rudimentary combat system for defeating monsters, but it is nowhere near as in-depth as a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' RPG. Another ad shows a character powering up while equipping armor from inventory and fighting monsters like an action RPG, ignoring that this is a strategy game. Another ad shows the characters running and driving, approaching a battlefield and engaging enemies with action RPG moves, suggesting the gameplay is much closer to the console RPG, despite having no action RPG elements.
6th Sep '17 11:11:57 AM Pichu-kun
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** The Main/GameDotCom commercial for ''Sonic Jam'' featured sped up footage. The actual game is a [[PortingDisaster extremely slow]] compilation of levels based on the Mega Drive games.

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** The Main/GameDotCom commercial for ''Sonic Jam'' featured sped up footage. The actual game is a an [[PortingDisaster extremely slow]] compilation of levels based on the Mega Drive games.
6th Sep '17 11:10:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5St9phiHHE Sacred Ashes]] trailer for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a few.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5St9phiHHE Sacred Ashes]] trailer for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a few.few:



* Bethesda's "Radiant AI" trailer for''VideoGame/{{Oblivion}}''... an entirely scripted series of events (which they claimed were dynamic and spontaneous) that never actually appeared ingame. False advertising, hooray!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Oblivion}}'':
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Bethesda's "Radiant AI" trailer for''VideoGame/{{Oblivion}}''... was an entirely scripted series of events (which they claimed were dynamic and spontaneous) that never actually appeared ingame. False advertising, hooray!



* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has several examples

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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has several examplesexamples:



* By now you must have seen the Evony/Civony ads. It's for a strategy game. Nope, no romance with busty woman. Sorry, you'll have to move on.

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* By now you must have seen the Evony/Civony ''Evony''/''Civony'' ads. It's for a strategy game. Nope, no romance with busty woman. Sorry, you'll have to move on.



* The debut trailer for Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm showed Konoha as a battle stage. It didn't make it in.

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* The debut trailer for Naruto ''Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Storm'' showed Konoha as a battle stage. It didn't make it in.


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** The Main/GameDotCom commercial for ''Sonic Jam'' featured sped up footage. The actual game is a [[PortingDisaster extremely slow]] compilation of levels based on the Mega Drive games.
29th Aug '17 6:49:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-us-record-of/60352 This trailer]] of ''RecordOfAgarestWar'' makes it like the game is a naughty [[{{Hentai}} eroge]] on a home console and a turn-based strategy being its second purpose. While the game do features sim dating system and suggestive CG, the main plot of the game is a regular no-nonsense war and politic genre. There isn't even a full nudity in the game like how the triller misleaded by using pixelization.

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* [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-us-record-of/60352 This trailer]] of ''RecordOfAgarestWar'' ''VideoGame/RecordOfAgarestWar'' makes it like the game is a naughty [[{{Hentai}} eroge]] on a home console and a turn-based strategy being its second purpose. While the game do features sim dating system and suggestive CG, the main plot of the game is a regular no-nonsense war and politic genre. There isn't even a full nudity in the game like how the triller misleaded by using pixelization.
27th Aug '17 8:26:53 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' could have its own sub-page just for this, combined with LyingCreator as many of the trailers were narrated and 'played' by the lead developer. The trailers show worlds teeming with unique but pseudo-realistic life, including gigantic mega-fauna, in large forests. It shows factional combat between large fleets of ships, and a promise that you can join in and take sides. Neither of those things are in the released game.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' could have its own sub-page just for this, combined with LyingCreator as many of the trailers were narrated and 'played' by the lead developer. Many of the features shown in the trailer provided on the Steam page aren't in the game or were added in much later, with general aesthetics also being toned down. The trailers show worlds teeming with unique but pseudo-realistic life, including gigantic mega-fauna, in large forests. It shows factional combat between large fleets of ships, and a promise that you can join in and take sides. Neither of those things are in the released game.
24th Aug '17 7:20:24 PM Pinokio
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** ''Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire'' is a clone of ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' with a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' skin. An ad shows the four characters of the main game fighting Leviathan in a city in an action sequence resembling the main game, which has nothing to do with the game's strategy gameplay. A Facebook ad shows the characters of ''Final Fantasy XV'' divided into light and dark sides, with Aranea and Titan representing the dark side, and Leviathan representing the light side. There is no such faction selection system in the game, and the characters are mostly confined to giving generic text in the game menus, as there is no real story to focus on. The official website describes the game as if it were an interactive story driven RPG where you will be heavily involved in playing as the characters: "Play with Noctis, Cindy, Lunafreya, and many more of your favorite characters in the largest open-world MMO in the series." Further, it says "Play for free in the most interactive Strategy MMO game" while a video plays of the characters in a 3D city as it is being built and attacked. In the game, the story and characters take a back seat to the rest of the strategy interface. There is a rudimentary combat system for defeating monsters, but it is nowhere near as in-depth as a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' RPG.

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** ''Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire'' is a clone of ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' with a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' skin. An ad shows the four characters of the main game fighting Leviathan in a city in an action sequence resembling the main game, which has nothing to do with the game's strategy gameplay. A Facebook ad shows the characters of ''Final Fantasy XV'' divided into light and dark sides, with Aranea and Titan representing the dark side, and Leviathan representing the light side. There is no such faction selection system in the game, and the characters are mostly confined to giving generic text in the game menus, as there is no real story to focus on. The official website describes the game as if it were an interactive story driven RPG where you will be heavily involved in playing as the characters: "Play with Noctis, Cindy, Lunafreya, and many more of your favorite characters in the largest open-world MMO in the series." Further, it says "Play for free in the most interactive Strategy MMO game" while a video plays of the characters in a 3D city as it is being built and attacked. In the game, the story and characters take a back seat to the rest of the strategy interface. There is a rudimentary combat system for defeating monsters, but it is nowhere near as in-depth as a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' RPG. Another ad shows a character powering up while equipping armor from inventory and fighting monsters like an action RPG, ignoring that this is a strategy game.
18th Aug '17 6:08:34 AM InfiniteAnnBeyond
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** ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' has promotional material for the game which suggested Dr. Eggman created the Hard Boiled Heavies. In the game proper, he sends a squad of normal Eggrobos to seek the mysterious gemstone, which is what actually transforms them into the Hard Boiled Heavies.
15th Aug '17 9:36:14 AM wingedcatgirl
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* ''VideoGame/TimeHollow'' on the DS' trailer culminates with one of the main characters falling seemingly to her death, only for the main character to dramatically grab her hand mid-air, still falling. In-game the scene is never used, and while the girl does fall, all the main character does is reach out through a portal while time is stopped and pull her through.

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* ''VideoGame/TimeHollow'' ''VisualNovel/TimeHollow'' on the DS' trailer culminates with one of the main characters falling seemingly to her death, only for the main character to dramatically grab her hand mid-air, still falling. In-game the scene is never used, and while the girl does fall, all the main character does is reach out through a portal while time is stopped and pull her through.
8th Aug '17 11:56:21 PM Abodos
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** The first footage of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' shown at E3 2014 had a scripted scene where a [[MechaMooks Guardian]] attacked Link by smashing the bridge he was trying to cross. In the final game, Guardians can do no such thing.
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