Most video game trailers are awesome and gamers that watch them grab the edge of their seat out of sheer anticipation. And then there are the few trailers that screw up the momentum by including music that leaves players scratching their heads in confusion. We take a look at four video game trailers that could have been better with different music.
1. Assassin’s Creed III
- Song | Coming Home by Diddy – Dirty Money feat Skylar Grey
It’s a bit awkward hearing a song like Coming Home play during this trailer since Connor is far from his village. He actually left his home to become an assassin and seldom returns during the course of the game. The trailer itself is bad ass but it’s hard to get over the music. A piece of dialogue in the trailer even says that Connor is from somewhere else. So how is he coming home?
2. Battlefield 4
- Song | Run This Down by Jay-Z feat Rihanna and Kanye West
If you’re not familiar with this sort of music, you’ll likely believe this to be a Rihanna song since she’s the only one singing. Either way, it leaves such a bad taste in my mouth because the last thing I think about when I imagine Battlefield is Rihanna and vice versa. I’d expect something a little more hardcore for the type of action that’s shown in the trailer, like Diamond Eyes by Shinedown. I’m not sure how Run This Down, Rihanna’s part at least, fits into something like this.
3. Hitman: Absolution
- Song |’Want’ Architect Steppa Remix by Recoil
Enough with the dubstep, already!
4. Battlefield 3
- Song | 99 Problems by Jay-Z
EA got 99 problems and yeah, their music choice is one of them. Seriously, is there some endorsement deal between EA and Jay-Z? This may actually be worse than the Battlefield 4 trailer. You can at least make some lame ass excuse about how the use of Run This Town is a subliminal message about Call of Duty. This trailer just repeats, “If you got girl problems, I feel bad for you, son.” What’s that gotta do with war? How can you even make a connection between the song and the footage? Spoiler: you can’t!
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