chris-littlechild - November 21, 2015
Trailers are freaking ridiculous sometimes. In their zeal to get their hands on our cashtacular right goddamn now, if not sooner than right now, the moviemakers of Tinseltown show off too much. They fashion epic little five-minute mini-movies that include all the best bits of said upcoming film, eliminating the need to see it at all.
I'm no PR genius, but that's got to be counterproductive right there. What about the likes of Terminator Genysis, blowing the ‘surprise reveal' right there in the launch trailer? Smart, that was not. But that's how trailers work. To fuel the hype train, you've got to give everyone a damn good ogle at everything you've got to offer. Y'know, like Marilyn Monroe standing over that steam grate in The Seven Year Itch.
But the makers of Paragon give no effs about any of that (‘We give no effs about any of that,' that told me in an exclusive interview). Epic, the Gears of War guys, are going the other way with their trailers for the game. Kinda like E3 reveals, the ones that give you about a nanosecond's footage of Master Chief's ankle and that's all.
We know next to nothing at all about Paragon. All we've got to go by are the character reveal showcases the team has scheduled. The first was Twinblast, the dual-pistol wielding space dude we met a couple weeks ago. Then there was Steel. That's this guy:
Yesterday, it was Sparrow's turn:
These are quite literally all we've seen of the game. All we know about it. Still, there's a beta coming up soon. Surely we'll learn something by playing the damn thing?
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