Graev and I just watched the newest ArcheAge trailer. We put it up on the big screen, cranked the surround sound, leaned back in our chairs, and readied our minds and bodies for what was sure to be a breathtaking journey. Let’s watch.
- Amazing music? Check.
- Breathtaking views? Check.
- What appears to be a properly proportioned world? Check.
- Drive your own boats and fish out on the ocean? Check.
- Castle sieges? Check.
- Dragon and epic monsters? Check.
… Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
Our reaction was literally “Woah! Sweet! Oh man did you see that? Finally, a game that looks awesome! … Uh, did you just see cars? Was that just a family vacation?! The heck is going on here? The trailer started to feel like an episode of The Bachelorette, at which point we started to get really uncomfortable and avoid eye contact.
All joking aside… and pretending the creepy stuff at the end didn’t happen, ArcheAge actually looks like it’s going to be a freaking blast. I get what they’re going for with the ‘we can create a life for you here’ vibe. I appreciate virtual world, live in it and have experiences stuff. I doubly appreciate the emphasis on things that weren’t combat based which signals to me that they are at least interested in marketing the multifaceted nature of their game.
Here’s hoping Graev and I can launch our vessel out to sea and set course for an island to call our own.