Whoever it is that is in charge of creating and/or sending these recent gameplay videos out to people like IGN and Gamespot needs to gather some better stuff to show to the public.
These new gameplays since E3, specifically in the “Next Big Game” videos have two big problems:
First of all, they only show and talk about the newest hunters and monster, and in a way that makes it seem like they’re the only ones in the game.
This is really bad because it only shows half of what the game has(revealed), and a lot of people are thinking that it’s very one-dimensional and/or repetitive because there are so few playable characters(which they would know is wrong if the previous characters and their differences from the new ones were acknowledged at all) and loadouts, or because they think there is only one set team, or because the only monster they know about or see is the one that spends most of the time trying to stay at range and be more elusive, and not the one that is more aggressive and tanky. They also think the monster is underpowered due to the Kraken losing in near-all videos released, as well as that E3 tourney, because they don’t know it has a higher learning curve and skill requirement than the starting monster, making it easier to kill if the person using it doesn’t know how.
Even E3 seemed to shove the new set down our throats without any consideration for the previous. I get that they wanted to show off their new reveals, but they could of did something with the first set of characters.
They don’t get to see the other hunters or monster, the possible combinations and tactics resulting from different pairings, the shift in the game flow caused by fighting Goliath instead of the Kraken. The ones that do know about the last set of characters think they are inferior due to not being given as much information or gameplay on them, they think all the new hunters are vastly superior, and that it seems a bit lame to make the player unlock better characters, even though that isn’t the case.
It’s like you keep showing them the same thing without any variation.
Secondly, the actually gameplay you’re currently showing is boring.
The game isn’t boring, but this gameplay is, and we know this game can actually have some intense and interesting matches because we’ve been shown a few before. What we’re seeing now is really boring and seems to end the same way every time. They feel slow because the hunters don’t seem to be doing anything interesting, and neither is the monster.
This stuff worries me, because I want this game to do well, and people don’t want to buy things that look boring at the first glance.
In summary, you guys should vary it up when you release your gameplay, and in the future, don’t just push the third set of characters exclusively when they are revealed.
Just my two cents.