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The Honest Game Trailers are usually a good way to get an honest look at a game; the good, the bad and the horrible. The latest game to get the "Honest" treat is Minecraft Story Mode from Telltale Games, and they absolutely do not hold back anything as they shatter the game to pieces.
The Honest Game Trailer for Minecraft Story Mode was posted up on Smosh Games' YouTube channel, featuring nearly four minutes of total roasting.
They bring up some good points in the first 18 seconds, mentioning that Telltale Games is single-handedly responsible for reviving the point-and-click genre. It's true... after The Walking Dead came about people were all-in on point-and-click games, and there's been a steady supply of new games coming out to help rebuff the genre.
They take digs at the minimal amounts of interactivity in the game as well as pointing out that the story may have had more impact if the characters had more depth and didn't look like "dollar store nutcrackers". You know, after they mention it in the trailer... I knew there something about the character designs in Minecraft Story Mode that looked familiar.
The Honest Trailer also pokes fun at the fact that Telltale managed to lure people in with various episodes and then put the good stuff behind the DLC paywall.
There's also a lot of common sense elements pointed out, like how the cut-scenes are so lengthy in games like Minecraft Story Mode that by the time the first quick-time event rolls around you screw up because you were too busy watching and not preparing your fingers to play. If you regularly watch live streams of people playing Telltale Games, it never fails; someone is always talking about the cinematics and then they end up getting hit with the quick-time event and fail miserably at it the first time around. That happened on occasion during the playthroughs of the recently released Batman: The Telltale Series.
The responses to the Honest Trailer mostly agree with it, indicating that Telltale basically took the Minecraft franchise and turned it into a cash machine. It's hard to argue against that point given that there was nothing really noteworthy about the story told in Minecraft Story Mode. It was a typical adventure tale with a few laughs and some moments of sentiment that might resonate with people over the age of 12, but it's nowhere near the kind of storytelling found in games like Telltale's Walking Dead or the way they're bringing additional depth and complexity to both Bruce Wayne and Batman in Batman: The Telltale Series.
Anyway, some gamers admitted in the comment section that Story Mode wasn't all that bad and that they enjoyed both Telltale's take on the story-less adventure and the original building-block version of Minecraft.
I couldn't really get into the Minecraft Story Mode and most definitely agreed with Smosh's Honest Trailer, but maybe some fans think different. So what do you think, did Smosh nail it or are they off target?