So let me get this straight. I’m somewhere that’s not what I would call the Eurogamer office. I’m seeing my name printed on the site. And… oh yeah I’m writing meme round-ups for Eurogamer. Yeah okay that is something I do now.
I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. The latest Forspoken trailer was really asking for it though.
Forspoken last made the headlines when its release date was pushed back from 11th October this year to 24th January 2023. It’s back again, though this time for a more light-hearted reason.
A trailer posted on Forspoken’s Twitter account this week has been raising eyebrows. It’s meant to tell us more about the setting of the game and lead character Frey Holland. Instead what it manages to do is fill you up with cringe thanks to the dialogue spoken over some bits of gameplay cut together. It’s been dunked on far and wide, and if you don’t understand why yet, watch it for yourself.
A beautiful and cruel new land? Twisted monsters? An array of magical abilities? Sentient jewellery!?
— Forspoken (@Forspoken) August 8, 2022
The replies to the trailer have been, unsurprisingly, pretty savage.
And then there’s a separate level of roasting – the parodies. If you want to imagine your favourite characters talking with Joss Whedon’s quippy style of dialogue, then look no further.
The good hunter finds themselves somewhere that’s not what they would call the waking world.
Crash Bandicoot chips in with his signature woah-erisms.
So let me get this straight
I’m somewhere that isn’t Australia
With big scary natives
And oh yeah, i’m talking to a magic mask
Yeah, woah, that’s something I do now
I jump and spin
I fight big mutants
I’ll probably get a bazooka next pic.twitter.com/og2yBPzq5e
— The Crystal Rodent (+18) 💗💛💙 (@SafCar009) August 10, 2022
Here’s a dramatic reading of Superman as if Tony Hawk was actually Tony Stark.
It’s more surprising that this wasn’t one of the lines in Silent Hill 2.
Ace Attorney is prime fodder for this kind of dumbfounded reaction.
So let me get this straight. I’m in a courtroom, I’m seeing freaking prosecutors with whips, and, oh yeah! I’m talking to my dead mentor.
Yeah, okay. That’s something I do know.
I cross examine people, present evidence, I’ll probably say objection next
Uh, that just happened. pic.twitter.com/LQD8t8l3eI
— Spreading Drizzile Propoganda (Jay) (@Jayzzile) August 10, 2022
ProZD flexes his acting chops by adding Mario, Isabelle and Monokuma to his voiceover reel.
Solid Snake experiences the most surreal of them all. Speaking to an anime fan.
Just a regular day in Kamurocho for Kiryu-chan.
“There’s also a crazy guy named Majima who follows me in the most strangest of ways… Aaaand he’s right behind me, isn’t he?” pic.twitter.com/DcywaPSA2B
— Kuouo (@KuouoAicheDee) August 10, 2022
Talk about a realm reborn.
So let me get this straight: I’m somewhere that’s not what I would call Eorzea. I’m seeing freaking SIN EATERS, and oh yeah, I’m talking to a GHOST!? I go world hopping, kill jacked up monsters, I’ll probably become a Lightwarden next 🤷 https://t.co/tD6B7LXMaw pic.twitter.com/CQs2swtQtd
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) August 11, 2022
And finally, the obligatory Eurogamer contribution to the meme-train comes from our very own Chris Tapsell.
Rewatched that Forspoken trailer enough times for it to completely melt my brain now. Every email I open my internal monologue is like SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, I’m about to play this VIDEO GAME, sent to me by some RANDOM COMPANY, for my JOB?! and I get freakin PAID for this?!
— Chris Tapsell (@ChrisTapsell) August 10, 2022