Wargaming, the same company behind World of Tanks, World or Warships and World of Warplanes is also bringing us a new Master of Orion title. If you had high hopes for the modern instalment, you might very well be picking up their dashed remains after watching this "First Look" video from the publisher.
The production values look high and the visuals shiny -- heck, Wargaming even has Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine on board. Yet I can't think of a worse trailer to have to introduce the new MOO to its extremely dedicated fan base.
Talking news robots with horrendous, boring dialogue? Was their stilted, mechanical delivery meant to be funny? Because it's not -- it looks and sounds ridiculous. If the objective was to put us to sleep, well, mission accomplished.
I'm not even going to comment on the gameplay snippets -- the combat was utterly underwhelming and nothing is really explained. It feels like a bunch of disconnected, hastily-recorded moments, none of which do nothing to excite one about the game.
Which is a shame, because it seems like plenty of work has gone into giving the different alien species their own personalities and looks. But this trailer does the new MOO no good.
Master of Orion: First Look [YouTube]