When a Trailer Pitches Something Very Different From the Game

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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/d3kxnv/when-a-trailer-pitches-something-very-different-from-the-game

Who is dragging Patrick Over the use of the word Xenomorph? Gorman says it in Aliens, so i’d assume it’s ok to use?

Reference the question (well briefly in passing) about squirrels in video games, I am still slightly scarred by the squirrels in 1993 game “Hired Guns” (yes, I’m old). Quite far into the game I had heavy ordnance like 50 cal machine guns to deal with the enemies and then (unusually) emerged into a forest area only for squirrels to drop down from the trees and attack, and I swear it took like a full belt of 50 cal ammo to take one mob of squirrels out. There was probably a better weapon to use, but it always seemed to be a “jump scare” style desperate firing reaction when they attacked. I expect the aftermath looked a bit like the Predator scene when they all fire into the jungle without seeing a target.

I feel better for sharing. :smiley:

remember when that lady sued the movie studio that made Drive and the theater she saw it in because the trailer pitched it as an action movie and she was pissed it wasnt