Why must they sell you a film?

>/ rant.exe

Is anyone else feed up with fancy trailers that have nothing to do with the game mechanics and play? Sure you've made a nice short animation film, perhaps to sell a plot line. I'm down with that. But if all you're going to show me is an art house style film short, I won't buy game from that alone. It doesn't fool me or any other gamer not to show at least some game play.  I'm buying a GAME, not a film! Do you hear me developers!?!

Well, you have to admit, a compilation of cutscenes set to two steps from hell is a lot more exciting than just watching some dude play videogames. While an actuall gameplay trailer would be more informative, it would not be nearly as entertaining.