History NeverTrustATrailer / VideoGames

29th Oct '16 6:54:11 AM Silverblade2
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' had one trailer showcasing the Galactic Federation troopers using Phazon as a part of their arsenel due to the Space Pirates becoming more dangerous with Phazon and the Federation needed to fight fire with fire. The trailer shows a soldier's hand twitching as he shakes it off trying to ignore it, which would foreshadow that the use of Phazon would corrupt the troops like it had done to all other lifeforms in the previous games. The actual game does not show any of this happening and none of the troopers suffer any corrupting effects from Phazon. The only time you see a trooper that succumbed to the corruption is in an endgame area and he's been dead for a while anyway. There is one person that does get corrupted from Phazon and it's ''Samus herself'' if the Phazon in her body is not kept in check.
* It's become a common practice for big name developers and publishers to show trailers for a game that looks absolutely stunning in visuals, AI behavior, complex physics, and other elements, only for the actual game on launch day to pale in comparison (watered down visuals, watered down AI, basic physics, etc). It was proven many times that a lot of games shown at E3 or similar events are "E3/trailer builds" where companies deliberately design a part of the game to impress the public in order to generate hype, which include the visuals, cinamatic scripted events, and so on while the final version contains either a fraction of what was shown or doesn't have any of it at all. There was even one case of a game being demoed to the public to hype up the game's release on a console, only for the game to show off button commands made for keyboards.

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' had one trailer showcasing the Galactic Federation troopers using Phazon as a part of their arsenel due to the Space Pirates becoming more dangerous with Phazon and the Federation needed to fight fire with fire. The trailer shows a soldier's hand twitching as he shakes it off trying to ignore it, which would foreshadow that the use of Phazon would corrupt the troops like it had done to all other lifeforms in the previous games. The actual game does not show any of this happening and none of the troopers suffer any corrupting effects from Phazon. The only time you see a trooper that succumbed to the corruption is in an endgame area and he's been dead for a while anyway. There is one person that does get corrupted from Phazon and it's ''Samus herself'' if the Phazon in her body is not kept in check.
* It's become a common practice for big name developers and publishers to show trailers for a game that looks absolutely stunning in visuals, AI behavior, complex physics, and other elements, only for the actual game on launch day to pale in comparison (watered down visuals, watered down AI, basic physics, etc). It was proven many times that a lot of games shown at E3 or similar events are "E3/trailer builds" where companies deliberately design a part of the game to impress the public in order to generate hype, which include the visuals, cinamatic scripted events, and so on while the final version contains either a fraction of what was shown or doesn't have any of it at all. There was even one case of a game being demoed to the public to hype up the game's release on a console, only for the game to show off button commands made for keyboards.
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28th Oct '16 5:52:51 PM HeroicJay
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** When the figurines came out, Fangamer (the distributor) made a trailer showing the figurines in scenes that did not resemble Undertale (Sans being knocked off a stack of cups "[[BlatantLies Just like in the game!]]", characters riding vehicles, etc.), including parodies of the aforementioned scene from the game's trailer (Toriel's figurine smashes through a pile of blocks, and is again depicted saying the "you are breaking my heart" line.)
9th Oct '16 6:36:51 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. In one ad, the player appears to fly as different angels in 3D. In another ad, characters are walking through wilderness and dungeons in third person 3D, with the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Another ad has realtime 3D avatar customization followed ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' gameplay. These videos are specifically made for the ad only.

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* ''League of Angels II'' is a 2D RPG with ads that would make it seem like a full 3D game. In one ad, Ads show the player appears appearing to fly as different angels in 3D. In another ad, 3D, characters are walking through wilderness and dungeons in third person 3D, with the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Another ad has ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', realtime 3D avatar customization followed customization, ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' gameplay. gameplay, and 3D characters riding mounts through 3D landscapes. These videos are made specifically made for the ad only.ad.
7th Oct '16 4:58:06 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. In one ad, the player appears to control different flying angels in 3D. In another ad, a character is walking in third person 3D, with the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. These are completely made up 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. In one ad, the player appears to control fly as different flying angels in 3D. In another ad, a character is characters are walking through wilderness and dungeons in third person 3D, with the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Another ad has realtime 3D avatar customization followed ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' gameplay. These videos are completely specifically made up for the ad.ad only.
3rd Oct '16 12:33:53 PM Pinokio
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* The ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' preview footage shows the Siegebreaker Assault Beast eating the player, and the player climbing, jumping and teleporting to bypass terrain in the Forgotten Tombs dungeon. These features were not implemented or were watered down in the final release.
1st Oct '16 8:37:40 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. In one ad, the player appears to control different flying angels in 3D. In another ad, a character is walking in third person 3D, with the UI of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. These are completely made up for the ad.
19th Sep '16 2:11:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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* If one who was unfamiliar with ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' so much as looked at the box art (a man holding a gun standing solemnly with military stuff in the background), they could easily assume it would be another generic, ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''-inspired, "America, Fuck Yeah!" FPS. [[BaitAndSwitch Boy, would they ever be wrong.]] This is probably the most self-destructive example on this page, since new ''Call of Duty'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' titles dropped around the same time.
5th Sep '16 7:45:58 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' had one trailer showcasing the Galactic Federation troopers using Phazon as a part of their arsenel due to the Space Pirates becoming more dangerous with Phazon and the Federation needed to fight fire with fire. The trailer shows a soldier's hand twitching as he shakes it off trying to ignore it, which would foreshadow that the use of Phazon would corrupt the troops like it had done to all other lifeforms in the previous games. The actual game does not show any of this happening and none of the troopers suffer any corrupting effects from Phazon. The only time you see a trooper that succumbed to the corruption is in an endgame area and he's been dead for a while anyway. There is one person that does get corrupted from Phazon and it's ''Samus herself'' if the Phazon in her body is not kept in check.

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' had one trailer showcasing the Galactic Federation troopers using Phazon as a part of their arsenel due to the Space Pirates becoming more dangerous with Phazon and the Federation needed to fight fire with fire. The trailer shows a soldier's hand twitching as he shakes it off trying to ignore it, which would foreshadow that the use of Phazon would corrupt the troops like it had done to all other lifeforms in the previous games. The actual game does not show any of this happening and none of the troopers suffer any corrupting effects from Phazon. The only time you see a trooper that succumbed to the corruption is in an endgame area and he's been dead for a while anyway. There is one person that does get corrupted from Phazon and it's ''Samus herself'' if the Phazon in her body is not kept in check.check.
* It's become a common practice for big name developers and publishers to show trailers for a game that looks absolutely stunning in visuals, AI behavior, complex physics, and other elements, only for the actual game on launch day to pale in comparison (watered down visuals, watered down AI, basic physics, etc). It was proven many times that a lot of games shown at E3 or similar events are "E3/trailer builds" where companies deliberately design a part of the game to impress the public in order to generate hype, which include the visuals, cinamatic scripted events, and so on while the final version contains either a fraction of what was shown or doesn't have any of it at all. There was even one case of a game being demoed to the public to hype up the game's release on a console, only for the game to show off button commands made for keyboards.
5th Sep '16 7:33:27 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' could have it's 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 it's 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.game.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' had one trailer showcasing the Galactic Federation troopers using Phazon as a part of their arsenel due to the Space Pirates becoming more dangerous with Phazon and the Federation needed to fight fire with fire. The trailer shows a soldier's hand twitching as he shakes it off trying to ignore it, which would foreshadow that the use of Phazon would corrupt the troops like it had done to all other lifeforms in the previous games. The actual game does not show any of this happening and none of the troopers suffer any corrupting effects from Phazon. The only time you see a trooper that succumbed to the corruption is in an endgame area and he's been dead for a while anyway. There is one person that does get corrupted from Phazon and it's ''Samus herself'' if the Phazon in her body is not kept in check.
3rd Sep '16 8:26:56 AM mack
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* ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdbTFeR4FWg official trailer]] and [[http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/40914/ promotional screenshots]] feature a protagonist which is a look-alike of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan]], implying that the mod's player character is canonically supposed to be Conan himself. It's actually not the case, because Conan appears as a (ghost) NPC.

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* ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdbTFeR4FWg official trailer]] and [[http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/40914/ promotional screenshots]] feature a protagonist which is a look-alike of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan]], implying that the mod's player character is canonically supposed to be Conan himself. It's actually not the case, because Conan appears as a (ghost) NPC.NPC.
* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' could have it's 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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