Three of the biggest FPS titles of 2012 have released trailers over the weekend, and it seemed only fair to pit them against each other. Activision and EA have recycled some familiar gameplay trailers and intercut them with some new stuff in their respective Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailers. Ubisoft, on the other hand, has released a combat-less action sequence from Far Cry 3.
First up is Black Ops II trailer that manages to inject more excitement than the initial reveal trailer, although the use of Xbox 360 footage does somewhat tarnish the claims that Treyarch are focusing on improving the graphical fidelity of the ageing IW engine.
Next is the Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer that emphasises more of a sense of urgency than the original trailer, despite recycling certain sections of gameplay. Given that it’s powered by Frostbite 2, it looks damn pretty, too.
Last but certainly not least is a different tact by Ubisoft in the new Far Cry 3 gameplay section that doesn’t worry too much about the ‘S’ part of the FPS acronym. Our recent interviews with Andrea Zanini and Jamie Keen have explored some of the ways in which Ubisoft Montreal is offering more than just a shooter experience, and this new trailer emphasises that well.
My pick of the bunch is Far Cry 3. Despite the enhanced excitement of the Black Ops II trailer and the heightened sense of urgency in the Medal of Honor: Warfighter video, Far Cry 3’s beautiful fire and rambling protagonist stuck with me the most. If you can ignore a couple of not-so-flash lines of dialogue, it’s an effective way of showing the breadth of gameplay experiences that will be on offer in the tropical shooter.
What’s your pick?