Earlier this week the marketing team behind Square Enix’s upcoming action game Forspoken posted a Tweet with a few sales bullet points and a short gameplay video. It should have been a very normal and forgettable exercise in video game promotion, but readers, I am here to tell you that this video is bad.
Before we go any further, here’s the Tweet:
I can maaaaaaaaaaybe see what they were trying to do here. Break this down into something relatable, like the promo for a Marvel TV series where an everyday kid gets some wild powers. But, uh, yeah. It’s bad! And while I don’t believe the ratios under a Tweet are hard science, the fact this video has been quote-tweeted this many times (at time of posting) is not a good sign: