Trailer Sailor: LEGO Dinosaurs, Evolve, and Tropico

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Yarrg and hello again to the Trailer Sailor, ye deck swabs! This week we be takin’ a wee look at the newest trailers for Tropico 5, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Evolve, and others. Rudders to the waves, let’s get some water goin’ ‘neath us!

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)

I played Final Fantasy Type-0 on the PSP a few months back and was very impressed. It seems the folks at Square Enix had a pretty good grasp on what fans actually want this time (as opposed to the endless shallow hallways of Final Fantasy XIII). The trailer for the HD port shows off several of the things I appreciate about this title, like character design and the raw emotion conveyed in the cutscenes.

This is going to be a system-seller for many an RPG fan, I’m sure.

Tropico 5 (PS4)

I’ve never delved into the Tropico games, personally. My strategy loyalties lie more with Civilization and Final Fantasy Tactics clones.

Tropico 5 looks like something I’d really dig though. The look of the land reminds me of Panau from Just Cause 2 — very tropical and green. The interface for the PS4 looks nice as well, and it’s good to see strategy games that would typically be PC-only coming to home consoles.

LEGO Jurassic World (Multi)

I can’t properly convey in words how excited I am for the Jurassic World movie. If only I could be playing with LEGOs while watching it, I would be in nerd Nirvana. Well, it looks like I’m covered on that front already, with  Jurassic World getting a LEGO game based on it .

Super Stardust Ultra (PS4)

Being an old school arcade gaming fan, I was happy to see a sequel to 2007’s Super Stardust HD, which combines elements from classic shooters like Robotron. The first HD Stardust game hit the arcade shooter sweet spot, and this one raises the bar with more game modes and a slicker presentation.

Evolve (Xbox One, PS4, Windows)

While this particular trailer doesn’t show much more than a bunch of kids running around, I appreciate the style and subdued atmosphere. It really flips in the last few seconds, showing off the frenetic gameplay we’re looking forward to when Evolve launches in a few short days.

Well well, ye grog-swiggin’ lads and bonnies, that’s all there is for this week’s sea jaunt. Don’t be leavin’ me bow all a’clutter now, pick up yer messes.