Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Trailers — Humanity may be in chains, but it ain’t dinner here

By | April 22, 2015

Attack on Titan, the anime, is impossible to stop watching. It has an amazing story with tons of mystery and profound-without-preachy “this-is-humanity” epiphanies. But most of all, I love watching titans eating people.

The slow dumb-looking giants are the best. They always have a goofy smile on their faces when they see and catch a person to eat. And they have perfect teeth even though they have no clothes. They grab a person, squeeze him or her limp, and munch! Blood everywhere. It’s morbid. It’s heart-breaking, especially when the hero’s mom get snacked on. But it’s just too shocking to look away. Guilty, I know.

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, the game, is coming to the U.S. in May 2015. Two trailers are out this month, including a “Features” trailer. See both here:

No snack time in these trailers. The action game for Nintendo 3DS is focused on our heroes and heroines like Mikasa. The titans are the victims in the features trailer. They get messed up pretty bad. No chance to eat helpless people.

The game doesn’t have the same graphic quality as the anime. When a titan gets hit, nothing happens except damage points. They don’t get cut up or lose a limb or an eye. We know it’s a hit because the game tells us. No fun.

There’s also some titan on titan action, which is just a brawler. They go nuts on each other, but no visible damage or wreckage.

The anime sets the bar too high. It’s graphic, it’s shocking and at the same time, pretty darn amazing. The game doesn’t look all that.

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