View Full Version : Dead Island Trailer - Children In Video Games
18th Feb 2011, 9:48 AM
Yeah, I may have teared up. I guess I'll have to hand in my Man Card. :(
So, this trailer. Incredibly well done, in my opinion. But what are your thoughts on children dying in video games? Too far? Ground breaking? It's all fictional so what's the big deal? I mean, it's nice that for once there's some kind of material that shows people zombie invasions aren't all fun and guns. Zombies don't discriminate and they won't overlook children, the elderly, or the disabled when wanting to much on some flesh.
What's your opinion?
19th Feb 2011, 12:17 AM
The video made me sick. It was so sentimental that I felt nauseous watching it. The music tells the story of parents bringing a perfect child into the world and growing to love them more than your parents loved you, and that the child was nothing less than pure delight. This is caca because real children are little nazis. The video leans so heavily on the music that a simple change would not cripple, but destroy everything it intended to accomplish. Watch the video muted and listen to Chariots of Fire by Vangelis. The same video becomes a joy to watch.
19th Feb 2011, 1:02 AM
I think it's a beautiful trailer. The music was a bit repetitive, and got annoying toward the end, but I understand the logic in choosing it. It's pretty much the same backwards and forwards, and since the trailer goes back and forth, I think it was fitting.
To the main question, I usually don't mind children dying in video games. Actually, I think it can add a level of depth that most media usually doesn't have. As for this video, I think the girl's death was very tasteful and engaging, and made for a great emotional story. Now, I wouldn't want to see her bludgeoned with an axe or anything, but the depiction of death in this particular trailer doesn't cross any lines, in my opinion.
19th Feb 2011, 7:09 AM
For the (soon to be) controversy, meh...
For the game itself... average cabbage...
1st Mar 2011, 5:17 PM
The trailer was definitely sad, but I didn't think much of the kid dying in it. I actually didn't think about the fact that she was a kid at all. More of the whole 'family destroyed' terrible situation thing was what I was thinking about. I probably would've been more shocked if the little girl's body had been eaten and torn apart by the zombies. But the lack of gore in her case made it pretty unmemorable for me.
The trailer made me wish it was a movie instead of a video game, because for some reason I don't find zombie games too fun. I'd go see it with a sad trailer like that. To heck with happy endings.
15th Mar 2011, 8:02 AM
Well, I thought the video was sad. I don't mind children dying in video games, because,well, children die in real life. If you read the review on IGN.com, they say that the video is really misleading compared to the way the game is going to be played though. It's just another zombie surival game that isn't sad or sentimental at all. They said the video doesn't showase the game as it really is.
15th Mar 2011, 8:27 AM
I feel this is refreshing. I was wondering when a child was going to die in a video game. And not some candy coated death. A gruesome one.
This made me cry, so now I have to play this game.
22nd Mar 2011, 12:19 AM
Like kittielickie said the trailer has almost absolutely nothing to do with the game. DI is gonna be more silly and entertaining despite this trailer - which I nearly cried at by the way. I don't think children dying in games matters as long as its done without horrible gore and detail, but that goes for anyone dying in games - there's a line you shouldn't cross.
I'm actually looking forward to DI myself, but I love zombie games. I'd say DI was more Dead Rising than Left 4 Dead though. :D
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