Team Fortress 2 – The Scout

Yeah, yeah, I know – right on the heels of my “CGI Trailers are Trash” post comes another about how great a new CGI trailer is… Well, this is a bit of a different case than what I brought up in my other entry, so I’ll hear no complaints.

So in case you’ve not heard about or seen it already, Valve has released another Team Fortress 2 character vignette, this time for the scout, and I remain both impressed and excited for them. To date, we’ve seen videos for the soldier, heavy weapons guy, engineer, demo man, and scout, and my only complaint so far is that we’ve had to wait so long in between each video.

If it means that we will continue to see such high-quality stuff, however, the wait is fine with me. In contrast with the ridiculous marketing materials I complained about in my last post about CGI trailers, I feel that these vignettes show that Valve truly cares about their Team Fortress 2 project. The visuals are rendered with expertise, the dialog is genuinely funny, and the voice acting is excellent. Most importantly though, they maintain the same attitude and style of the game, and they don’t insult my intelligence by trying to masquerade as actual gameplay footage.

Well done, Valve. I’m looking forward to future character profiles!

I’ve re-encoded and uploaded all the previous vignettes below (and after the break). If you haven’t seen ’em, I highly recommend watching them. They’re instant classics, whether you play the game or not!


Heavy Weapons Guy

Engineer

Soldier

Demo Man

Videos courtesy of Valve.

3 comments:

  1. xygthop3 - Over a year ago

    I am also a huge fan of these vignettes, I am really waiting for them to release “Meet the Pyro” as I think that it would be the most amusing.

    If you only have the 360 version of the game I highly recommend getting the PC version because of the new achivements (30 of them) and weapon (3 of them) unlocks for the medic class as well as the new payload game mode in the Gold Rush map. If valve keeps up the good work, TF2 will remain my #1 choice of online shooters.

  2. FredFredrickson - Over a year ago

    Haha, yeah, there’s no doubt that it’ll be something like a whole episode of Southpark with just Kenny.

    I’ve got the PC version of TF2 – I take all my FPS games seriously and get them for PC. Nothing beats the mouse / keyboard combo, and 1680 x 1050 resolution!

  3. seo - Over a year ago

    Thats an interesting article – your blog is really good i keep coming back here all the time keep it up!

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