Wall of text in a not-so-serious thread hits you for 1k damage! CRITICAL STRIKE!lol ohhh boy, there are a thousand I could name that do this, I think I'll name my top two though.
I actually got suckered into playing World of Warcraft thanks to that trailer, the graphics on it were fucking amazing and still are, what's hilarious is that the artists who did this put the Burning Crusade trailer to absolute shame, they've all probably left now to better companies because the quality of the artwork put out by Blizzard generally has just been absolute shite.
hmm... which other one did it for me..... Ah yes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWwgejJrahQ Neverwinter Nights 2, I had never felt more betrayed by Bioware when they decided to piss off and leave one of their best games to a bunch of morons, I thought this trailer was pretty damn cool and I bought it, I had also bought NWN1 too and that was a load of fun.
I then find out servers are barely populated and barely any of them are real roleplayers like in the good old days and the storyline is just a linear piece of crap, not only that the game renders like shit and the camera controls are fucked so your either spending the majority of your time fiddling with game options so that the game doesn't constantly jerk about on you or feeling horrible about playing the damn game because of the way the camera has been so poorly planned because the developers seemed to be having a really hard time deciding which bloody camera angle they wanted the players to have, not to mention the clunky interface.
**Slight spoiler alert** Now story doesn't bother me too much in other games but when it comes to RPGs the story and background of the game and how you as the player interact in the world is the whole part of the RPG. Compared to NWN1 it was absolute crap, linear crap, the WoW kind of linear crap, the NPCs remain static halfway throughout the game and by the time the damn things over and they actually say something interesting you end up finishing the game.
There one thing that has pissed me off about all of the RPGs recently as well as Biowares nearly all the time it's the whole typical 'goodvsevil' charade and the choices you make nearly always lean towards the good as if the developers didn't have the fucking imagination to give an alternate option for someone who wanted to be evil not only that the big bad enemies are all demons or my particular favourite masteracecomingtodestroytheuniverseomfgr ofllollololol!!!11 ( referring to Mass Effect and Kotor here ) instead of actual real enemies like factions vying for power or evil dudes wanting power ( <3 Jon Irenicus ) of which there is zero shortage even in real life.
That's the end of my rant about bioware for the time being and for my third trailer I think I'll put this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3VamwcAlzs I actually had decent hope for Everquest 2 before I became so jaded with SOE and I played it for awhile but then I just went meh and gave up on MMORPGs altogether.