Ever sit down to watch a trailer for the latest video game, only to find yourself out of the chair and dancing with excitement by the end of it? “The graphics look so good, and did you see that explosion? It was like I was actually there!”
Unfortunately, over the past few years we’ve been taught that expectations rarely meet up with reality in the world of game trailers. But why is that? How do developers make a game look so good for three minutes at a time, only to have them fall flat once the full game makes it onto shelves?