It's good when a video game knows what it is. There's nothing worse than developers and publishers becoming delusional about their product.
But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this is actually the best trailer for a video game this year. Or maybe it's the worst. I can't decide. It's just really, really cringeworthy.
It's the ... well, I don't really know what to call it. It's the latest trailer for Dovetail Games Euro Fishing, a trailer that attempts to showcase the competitive aspect of online fishing and just how "intense" the action could be.
That intensity, apparently, includes your mouse cord being reeled in like the cat's gotten to the back of the PC again. And being physically dragged from your chair. And going into a Zen-like state, almost like you're about to post something funny on Twitter.
No, I've changed my mind. This is actually awful.
Cast, Catch, Compete.
No. It's a video game about fishing. There will be no competing. Because fishing is not cool. Fishing in video games is not cool. And neither is this trailer. It's atrocious, and the makers responsible should get in the bin (or, perhaps more appropriately, the sea).