As far as claims go, yes, I’m being bold and melodramatic. But then, so was Techland’s original Dead Island trailer, which I think set expectations for the co-op zombie shooter to unreachable levels and ultimately came back to haunt it. This time though, the situation is different. No zombies, dead kids or shattered families. Just ATVs. And funny. And trees.
I don’t want to say much else, because I’ll ruin it for you. And I don’t want to be labelled Ruiner Of Videos. What I will say is the game the trailer attempts to promote — an ATV simulator called Mad Riders — gets a bit lost in cacophony of comedy. That is to say it does too good a job of being hilarious, at the expense of actually telling us much at all about the game. Not that there’s a great deal to say about an ATV racing game, speaking as someone who’s actually worked on one.
Still, what I wouldn’t give for 1800p. That’s a rad resolution right there.