Was thinking in the shower just now (where all good thoughts occur) about the early hype around Mass Effect: Andromeda and how, with going for the exact right angle I wanted the series to go in, it lulled me back into a series I forsook after Mass Effect 3. But I was still weary about the whole game until this gameplay trailer:
I wasn’t sold per se, but I was definitely far more on board with the game than I thought I could ever be. Over the next few months I grew more and more invested, but never actually pulled the trigger and preordered it or bought it on release. Mostly due to being broke.
Then the reviews came out and, while some swear by it, it was underwhelming for most of the video game playing media and public. I was baited. The trailer sang her siren song and I lowered myself into the sea of hype.
Of course, that’s not the intention of the developers behind the game. You always want to make the best game possible and have trailers that get people excited for it. But the effect is the same: you saw a trailer, you got unreasonably excited for it, and the game came out and was a disappointment.
So… yeah. Post the trailers were the ones to get you excited for a game that you ended up disliking or that you were disappointed in.