History NeverTrustATrailer / VideoGames

22nd Jun '17 10:19:29 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOvwdVp8Fvo didn't fare much better]]. The commercial has ''[[WhatWereTheySellingAgain absolutely nothing to do with the game]]'', aside from two seconds of gameplay footage tacked on at the end in a sequence that seems more about showing off [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance the hardware]]. It actually managed to become an AscendedMeme, with ''Dark Dawn'' making the "Chandelier Dragon" a summon.
14th Jun '17 11:04:09 PM Fuyumoto
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* This [[https://twitter.com/mashinohina/status/864090529578876930 ad]] for ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' discovered by a Twitter user portrays the main characters Seimei and Hiromasa with the caption "Which one is your type?", making ''Onmyōji'' look like an OtomeGame even though it's clearly not.
12th Jun '17 11:33:27 PM HeroicJay
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** Its UsefulNotes/Playstation4 trailer showed the same scene, now "PROBABLY STILL NOT ACTUAL GAME FOOTAGE?"
24th May '17 8:23:39 PM Pinokio
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* An ad for the MobilePhoneGame ''Ninja Girls'' features a 3D dress up mode with ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' characters, and includes Kan'u Unchou from the ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' DLC. Though the characters do equip clothing as armor, the game is in 2D and does not feature these characters.

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* An ad for the MobilePhoneGame ''Ninja Girls'' features a 3D dress up mode with ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' characters, and includes Kan'u Unchou from the ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' DLC. Though the characters do equip clothing as armor, the game is in 2D and does not feature these characters. Another ad shows VideoGame/{{Catherine}} in a ''VideoGame/Persona5'' screen layout, which has nothing to do with the game.
16th May '17 2:22:12 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied and lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}} Kagetsu Tohya]]'' with the Imogirisou trailer and sidestory. The side story is unlocked with a bizarre dreaming involving a fake Shiki, murders, Akiha's ex fiance and numerous other things, and when the game starts it has absolutely nothing to do with anything in the 'trailer' dream. Shiki gets irritated at how the story he's in now is even less interesting than the one he had a dream about. For clarification, the side story is something of a TakeThat to another series of games that hasn't been released outside Japan, called Otogirisou, which is made by Chun-soft, rather friendly game maker to Kinoko nasu (he made a side story to their visual novel later too).

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* Parodied and lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}} ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kagetsu Tohya]]'' with the Imogirisou trailer and sidestory. The side story is unlocked with a bizarre dreaming involving a fake Shiki, murders, Akiha's ex fiance and numerous other things, and when the game starts it has absolutely nothing to do with anything in the 'trailer' dream. Shiki gets irritated at how the story he's in now is even less interesting than the one he had a dream about. For clarification, the side story is something of a TakeThat to another series of games that hasn't been released outside Japan, called Otogirisou, which is made by Chun-soft, rather friendly game maker to Kinoko nasu (he made a side story to their visual novel later too).
30th Apr '17 12:29:14 PM Pinokio
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* ''League of Angels II'' is a 2D RPG with ads that would make it seem like a full 3D game. Ads show the player appearing to fly as different angels in 3D, characters walking through wilderness and dungeons in third person 3D, the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', realtime 3D avatar customization, ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' gameplay, and 3D characters riding mounts through 3D landscapes. These videos are made specifically for the ad.

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* ''League of Angels II'' is a 2D RPG with ads that would make it seem like a full 3D game. Ads show the player appearing to fly as different angels in 3D, a 3D character select screen, characters walking through wilderness and dungeons in third person 3D, the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', realtime 3D avatar customization, ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' gameplay, and 3D characters riding mounts through 3D landscapes. These videos are made specifically for the ad.


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* An ad for the MobilePhoneGame ''Ninja Girls'' features a 3D dress up mode with ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' characters, and includes Kan'u Unchou from the ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' DLC. Though the characters do equip clothing as armor, the game is in 2D and does not feature these characters.
9th Apr '17 5:10:36 PM shonengirl
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-s5C0dnZs ad]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' (or simply known as "Fire Emblem"), which also happened to be the very first ad for ''Fire Emblem'' in the west. A bunch of knights are sitting around a table eating supper, and the leader tells the group to "trust no one", only for one of the men, named as "Dorcas", to drop dead, apparently poisoned by the leader. [[EveryoneLaughsEnding Then they all proceed to laugh]]... for some reason, cutting to game footage with the TagLine "Build an army, trust no one". The game (and if fact most of the games in the series) itself? A TurnBasedStrategy game with RelationshipValues as a game mechanic, loads and loads of recruitable enemy units (including a former head assassin for the enemy and someone with a grudge against one of the main characters), and features two out of three extremely trusting main characters, where [[PlayerCharacter the tactician]] is a random amnesiac found by one of said main characters and a MysteriousWaif plays a prominent role in the plot. Riiiiggght. On top of that, Dorcas ''is'' the name of an actual character in the game, but not only does "Dorcas" [[YouDontLookLikeYou not look like the character at all]], none of the actors ''remotely'' resemble any of the characters at all, so it's logical to assume that they basically picked his name out of a hat. [[http://darkflierliesel.tumblr.com/post/123754537259/together-we-ride-build-an-army-trust-nobody This]] is the commercial reenacted by the characters. Naturally, it makes even less sense.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-s5C0dnZs ad]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' (or simply known as "Fire Emblem"), which also unfortunately happened to be the very first ad for ''Fire Emblem'' in the west. A bunch of what seem to be knights are sitting around a table eating supper, and one who is presumably the leader tells the group to "trust no one", only for one of the men, named as "Dorcas", to drop dead, apparently poisoned by the leader. [[EveryoneLaughsEnding Then they all proceed to laugh]]... for some reason, cutting to game footage with the TagLine "Build an army, trust no one". The game (and if fact most of the games in the series) itself? A TurnBasedStrategy game with RelationshipValues as a core and staple game mechanic, loads and loads of recruitable enemy units (including a the former head ace assassin for the enemy and someone with a grudge against one of the main characters), and features featuring two out of three extremely trusting main characters, where [[PlayerCharacter the tactician]] is a random amnesiac found by one of said main characters and a benevolent MysteriousWaif plays a prominent role in the plot. Riiiiggght. On top of that, Dorcas ''is'' the a name of an actual character in the game, but not only does "Dorcas" [[YouDontLookLikeYou not look like the character at all]], none of the actors ''remotely'' resemble any of the characters at all, so it's logical to assume that they basically picked his name out of a hat. [[http://darkflierliesel.tumblr.com/post/123754537259/together-we-ride-build-an-army-trust-nobody This]] is the commercial reenacted by the characters. Naturally, it makes even less sense.
6th Apr '17 8:04:08 PM Karxrida
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-s5C0dnZs ad]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword'' (or simply known as "Fire Emblem"), which also happened to be the very first ad for ''Fire Emblem'' in the west. A bunch of knights are sitting around a table eating supper, and the leader tells the group to "trust no one", only for one of the men, named as "Dorcas", to drop dead, apparently poisoned by the leader. [[EveryoneLaughsEnding Then they all proceed to laugh]]... for some reason, cutting to game footage with the TagLine "Build an army, trust no one". The game (and if fact most of the games in the series) itself? A TurnBasedStrategy game with RelationshipValues as a game mechanic, loads and loads of recruitable enemy units (including a former head assassin for the enemy and someone with a grudge against one of the main characters), and features two out of three extremely trusting main characters, where [[PlayerCharacter the tactician]] is a random amnesiac found by one of said main characters and a MysteriousWaif plays a prominent role in the plot. Riiiiggght. On top of that, Dorcas ''is'' the name of an actual character in the game, but not only does "Dorcas" [[YouDontLookLikeYou not look like the character at all]], none of the actors ''remotely'' resemble any of the characters at all, so it's logical to assume that they basically picked his name out of a hat. [[http://darkflierliesel.tumblr.com/post/123754537259/together-we-ride-build-an-army-trust-nobody This]] is the commercial reenacted by the characters. Naturally, it makes even less sense.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-s5C0dnZs ad]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' (or simply known as "Fire Emblem"), which also happened to be the very first ad for ''Fire Emblem'' in the west. A bunch of knights are sitting around a table eating supper, and the leader tells the group to "trust no one", only for one of the men, named as "Dorcas", to drop dead, apparently poisoned by the leader. [[EveryoneLaughsEnding Then they all proceed to laugh]]... for some reason, cutting to game footage with the TagLine "Build an army, trust no one". The game (and if fact most of the games in the series) itself? A TurnBasedStrategy game with RelationshipValues as a game mechanic, loads and loads of recruitable enemy units (including a former head assassin for the enemy and someone with a grudge against one of the main characters), and features two out of three extremely trusting main characters, where [[PlayerCharacter the tactician]] is a random amnesiac found by one of said main characters and a MysteriousWaif plays a prominent role in the plot. Riiiiggght. On top of that, Dorcas ''is'' the name of an actual character in the game, but not only does "Dorcas" [[YouDontLookLikeYou not look like the character at all]], none of the actors ''remotely'' resemble any of the characters at all, so it's logical to assume that they basically picked his name out of a hat. [[http://darkflierliesel.tumblr.com/post/123754537259/together-we-ride-build-an-army-trust-nobody This]] is the commercial reenacted by the characters. Naturally, it makes even less sense.sense.
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6th Apr '17 12:07:30 PM erforce
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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LEGOAdaptationGame?from=Main.LegoCrossoverGame LEGO Star Wars III]]'''s first trailer, shown at E3 2010, implied the game would have had all the main six movies from the saga, instead it was only based on ''The Clone Wars''.
* ''LEGO Indiana Jones 2'''s trailer said the game featured the four Indy movies and a LevelEditor, and that was true, but the trailer also stated the game was for PC, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/NintendoWii and UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and it didn't make clear that the Nintendo DS version didn't feature the classic adventures (''Raiders'', ''Doom'' and ''Crusade'') nor the level editor.

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LEGOAdaptationGame?from=Main.LegoCrossoverGame LEGO Star Wars III]]'''s VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame
** ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars III'''s
first trailer, shown at E3 2010, implied the game would have had all the main six movies from the saga, instead it was only based on ''The Clone Wars''.
* ''LEGO Indiana Jones ** ''VideoGame/LEGOIndianaJones 2'''s trailer said the game featured the four Indy movies and a LevelEditor, and that was true, but the trailer also stated the game was for PC, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/NintendoWii and UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and it didn't make clear that the Nintendo DS version didn't feature the classic adventures (''Raiders'', ''Doom'' and ''Crusade'') nor the level editor.
6th Apr '17 12:01:57 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The Conquest route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' suffered from this. Promotional materials said its story would focus on "reforming an unruly kingdom from the inside" and promised it would not be the game's "evil campaign". In the actual Nohr route proper, you spend most of your time following the villains' orders, are constantly guilt-tripped for choosing their side, [[spoiler: end up ''decimating'' Hoshido in order to expose the BigBad, and keep the siblings in the dark about their father's true nature until the very end]] and the promised "reformation" doesn't occur until the last two chapters of the game, by which point [[TheBadGuyWins the damage has already been done.]] They also promised "a more complex story", but the plot can be summed up as "standard Fire Emblem plot, [[PerspectiveFlip except you're playing as the 'bad country'."]] Perhaps in response to this, the route's marketing outside of America focused much more on [[spoiler: invading Hoshido.]]
** That doesn't even compare to this now rather [[MemeticMutation infamous]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-s5C0dnZs ad]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword'' (or simply known as "Fire Emblem"), which also happened to be the very first ad for ''Fire Emblem'' in the west. A bunch of knights are sitting around a table eating supper, and the leader tells the group to "trust no one", only for one of the men, named as "Dorcas", to drop dead, apparently poisoned by the leader. [[EveryoneLaughsEnding Then they all proceed to laugh]]... for some reason, cutting to game footage with the TagLine "Build an army, trust no one". The game (and if fact most of the games in the series) itself? A TurnBasedStrategy game with RelationshipValues as a game mechanic, loads and loads of recruitable enemy units (including a former head assassin for the enemy and someone with a grudge against one of the main characters), and features two out of three extremely trusting main characters, where [[PlayerCharacter the tactician]] is a random amnesiac found by one of said main characters and a MysteriousWaif plays a prominent role in the plot. Riiiiggght. On top of that, Dorcas ''is'' the name of an actual character in the game, but not only does "Dorcas" [[YouDontLookLikeYou not look like the character at all]], none of the actors ''remotely'' resemble any of the characters at all, so it's logical to assume that they basically picked his name out of a hat. [[http://darkflierliesel.tumblr.com/post/123754537259/together-we-ride-build-an-army-trust-nobody This]] is the commercial reenacted by the characters. Naturally, it makes even less sense.

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The Conquest route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' suffered from this. Promotional materials said its story would focus on "reforming an unruly kingdom from the inside" and promised it would not be the game's "evil campaign". In the actual Nohr route proper, you spend most of your time following the villains' orders, are constantly guilt-tripped for choosing their side, [[spoiler: end up ''decimating'' Hoshido in order to expose the BigBad, and keep the siblings in the dark about their father's true nature until the very end]] and the promised "reformation" doesn't occur until the last two chapters of the game, by which point [[TheBadGuyWins the damage has already been done.]] They also promised "a more complex story", but the plot can be summed up as "standard Fire Emblem plot, [[PerspectiveFlip except you're playing as the 'bad country'."]] Perhaps in response to this, the route's marketing outside of America focused much more on [[spoiler: invading Hoshido.]]
** That doesn't even compare to this now rather [[MemeticMutation infamous]] The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-s5C0dnZs ad]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword'' (or simply known as "Fire Emblem"), which also happened to be the very first ad for ''Fire Emblem'' in the west. A bunch of knights are sitting around a table eating supper, and the leader tells the group to "trust no one", only for one of the men, named as "Dorcas", to drop dead, apparently poisoned by the leader. [[EveryoneLaughsEnding Then they all proceed to laugh]]... for some reason, cutting to game footage with the TagLine "Build an army, trust no one". The game (and if fact most of the games in the series) itself? A TurnBasedStrategy game with RelationshipValues as a game mechanic, loads and loads of recruitable enemy units (including a former head assassin for the enemy and someone with a grudge against one of the main characters), and features two out of three extremely trusting main characters, where [[PlayerCharacter the tactician]] is a random amnesiac found by one of said main characters and a MysteriousWaif plays a prominent role in the plot. Riiiiggght. On top of that, Dorcas ''is'' the name of an actual character in the game, but not only does "Dorcas" [[YouDontLookLikeYou not look like the character at all]], none of the actors ''remotely'' resemble any of the characters at all, so it's logical to assume that they basically picked his name out of a hat. [[http://darkflierliesel.tumblr.com/post/123754537259/together-we-ride-build-an-army-trust-nobody This]] is the commercial reenacted by the characters. Naturally, it makes even less sense.
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