The pre-launch of Forspoken and its demo anticipated that the result would not be as expected and there was a chance that it would be one of the great disappointments of 2023. Unfortunately, this was confirmed as the Luminous Productions and Square Enix game was rated today by the criticism and its results evidenced its failures, obtaining so far 68 on Metacritic. However, while this was going on, Square did its thing promoting the game in the most controversial way possible.
Video: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MEH! -Forspoken
Square Enix tried to mitigate the Forspoken disaster with a misleading trailer
Forspoken is experiencing its first launch scandal thanks to the trailer that marks its arrival on the market, which has been tarnished for reflecting a reality that is not exactly that of the title and those who reviewed it. According to video editor Derek Lieu (who specializes in video game trailers) Square Enix is misleading gamers as the Forspoken launch trailer contains quotes that have been passed off as praise when they are actually words or phrases taken out of context.
Would very much like to know if the outlets quoted here approved the use of their quotes? Very good research @Derek_Location ! Watch the full video here https://t.co/aQsGvSEUVI pic.twitter.com/tS4b8HWzsc
— Nick Verge (@NicolasVerge) January 21, 2023
According to Derek Lieu’s research (via Kotaku) prior to the release of the Forspoken review embargo, Square Enix tried to mitigate the coming disaster by using previous words or phrases that were taken out of context. In this regard, he cites the use of the word “beautiful” by the Distractify site, but in reality it is a word within a sentence that indicated that Forspoken had “potential to be a beautiful game” so it was not conclusive about it. to the final version.
In that sense, experts and media that gave their permission for the use of phrases indicated that they did not expect Square Enix to misuse them, taking one or two words to take them out of context and pass them off as praise for a game that it is far from deserving.
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