Ubisoft’s announcement of an Invincible game sparked excitement among fans of the TV show and comic book series. However, the reveal soon turned into disappointment by the end of the trailer. Popular YouTuber YongYea criticized the game, reflecting the sentiment of eager fans who had hoped for a more substantial experience from this beloved IP.
YongYea was quick to call out Ubisoft for the Invincible game trailer’s misleading presentation. The majority of the trailer consisted of well-produced CGI cinematics rather than actual gameplay, which naturally created hopes for a AAA title. However, all hopes disappeared when Invincible: Guarding the Globe was revealed as a free-to-play mobile game, leaving fans feeling deceived.
“They’re ashamed of their own product”: YongYea bashes Ubisoft
While the Invincible universe seemed perfect for a high-quality AAA title, fans were left feeling let down by the mobile format. The brief glimpse of gameplay shown at the end of the trailer raised concerns about the game’s depth and quality.
YongYea, who voices Kazuma Kiryu in the upcoming Like a Dragon games, accused Ubisoft of deliberately misleading fans by showing flashy cinematics without providing a clear representation of the game’s actual mechanics.
YongYea pointed out that the trailer led fans on and only revealed the accurate representation of the actual game’s quality in the last 10 seconds of the video. Directly pointing fingers at Ubisoft, the YouTuber complained:
“The fact that they only show the gameplay in the last 10 seconds goes to highlight they’re ashamed of their own product. That they don’t wanna show their own product. Because they knew how people would react; they knew this wasn’t exciting.”
YongYea also spoke about microtransactions in Ubisoft’s games, and his concerns are not unwarranted. In the past, many of the company’s titles have been criticized for incorporating microtransactions that disrupt gameplay and create a pay-to-win environment. YongYea highlighted the importance of transparency in marketing and urged developers to showcase their games accurately. Misleading trailers not only disappoint fans but also undermine the trust between gamers and game companies.
The need for quality mobile games
In his analysis, YongYea expressed his interest in an Invincible fighting game instead of a free-to-play mobile game. This could be an interesting take on the Invincible series, especially after the news that Omni Man will be a playable character in Mortal Kombat 1.
The cinematic quality of the new Invincible: Guarding the Globe trailer led the YouTuber to believe that a higher-tier fighting game might be possible. However, the actual gameplay shown in the trailer fell short of this potential.
While YongYea criticized mobile games in general, he also stressed the importance of developers creating quality titles for smaller screens. The prevalence of low-quality, monetized mobile games has tarnished the reputation of the platform, and YongYea urged developers to break this trend.