QUOTE(Lizard King @ Feb 28 2006, 07:31 PM)
Ads don't make or break a game for me, unless they are just plain obnoxious.
There will be ads in B:R 360. These ads will be in the form of cars paint jobs, Billboards and other scenery. Gibson and Carl's Jr. (can't remember any others, and with the hours I've played, that means it must not have been good product placement) were in B:R and I expect we will see them in this version as well. And you know whaty? I don't mind them. I love the Carl's JR. truck in the game. We don't have Carl's Jr. here, but when I went of town curiosity got the best of me (that's good product placement).
When games start having actual commercials in them...that's when I revolt. My wife hates going to the movies anymore - If a Pepsi commercial comes on in the previews, we are out of the theater. I PAID for the movie, and hell, I probably paid AS MUCH for my Pepsi. I may get my money back for the movie, but unfortunately not the drink.
Here's my theory: If ticket price isn't enough to subsidise the movie, then the movie sucks.
Guess what? It rings pretty true.
You, sir, seserve a cookie, pie, or some sweet-meats. I couldn't agree more. I didn't mind the advertising in Burnout 3. It wasn't intrusive at all, and actually ADDED to the realism of the game (I'm talking about the billboards). Some games go better with advertsing, like when they are set in realistic environments. This way developers get money and WE get more realism. As long as they don't intrude upon, impede, or cheese-up my gameplay then bring them on.
As for the trailer, I wasn't too impressed. The graphics didn't look too much better, and I HATE how you can just slam into a car in front of you and not crash. It takes a lot of the skill out of the game. I think 3 wash much better than Revenge (at least the Revenge demo I played). Sure the maps aren't as linear, but how can you crash into a Civilian car and just push it ahead? Shouldn't you have to DODGE them?