I’m sorta of a sap for cool game trailers with good music. Case in point, Left 4 Dead:
And though not a trailer, I think I’ll include the intro to Borderlands for good measure:
In both of these cases, these commercials/intros introduced me to cool, new songs. The following APB trailer, though not as cinematically impressive as the above two, is similar in that regard:
On the note of APB, I started poking around Youtube and found a narrated fifteen minute play through, here. It’s a massive pro-APB wankfest, but the footage was really informative. From what I can tell/have read, it really looks like APB is going to be a massively multiplayer online first person shooter. That is probably not everyone’s cup of tea (also: probably pretty obvious to everyone), but I’m excited. I also really like the idea of ‘calling for back-up’ or being alerted to crimes in progress – that’s something that I’d like to see STO implement, personally. Dropping in and out of groups sounds like it’ll be common, so I’m glad to hear voice chat is enabled, too.
The MMO – if that’s even the best description for it – is going to PvP heavy, but I think I can handle that. I mean, Team Fortress is PvP heavy, too. We’ll just have to see if the game has sufficent staying power to convince players to keep playing. At least Realtime Worlds is being realistic/intelligent with their pricing plans.
On another note, I think I’ll preorder APB tomorrow. Pre-ordering gives you access to a limited beta of some sort beginning the 10th – if I get to play, I’ll tell y’all how it is. I’m going with either off of D2D or GamersGate – any suggestions on that front?
Oh, yah, the songs!
Elbow – Grounds for Divorce
Cage The Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked
Audio Bullys – Gimme That Punk