The lights are on
Earlier today, we shared with you the first trailer for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The concept apes cheesy 1980s sci-fi movies, complete with grainy VHS overlay. Capybara Games president and co-founder Nathan Vella feels that the presentation of the trailer is just a little too similar to one for his studio's Super Time Force.
A conversation ensued between Vella and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans. It ended civilly, but it's clear that the Capybara president is still hurt.
Here are the two trailers for comparison:
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Super TIME Force
While there are certainly similarities, both are derived from classic 1980s television absurdities. The decade has also been evoked in other recent titles. Of note is the fantastic introduction scene for Awesomenauts, which is set up as the title sequence of a Saturday morning cartoon.
What do you think? Honest admiration for the period or a bit too close for comfort?