Trailer for upcoming DS game Insecticide looks … unspectacular

The boys at Gamecock are finally starting to reveal more of their hand as this trailer for Crackpot Entertainment’s Insecticide contains actual gameplay footage, much unlike the Mushroom Men teaser released a while back. Gamecock pledged to publish unique and innovative new games but to be perfectly frank, I am yet to hear anything from these guys that makes me think “wow, that’s original.” Sure, while the announced games might have a quirky story, like Insecticide‘s cop-drama-with-insects premise, the actual gameplay sounds far from fresh. Watching this trailer, it looks that way too.

Right now, all that Insecticide is showing for itself is a third person shooter/platformer, and not a great one at that. Granted, I am a cynical, curmudgeonly, Scrooge-like figure who is hard to please and this could look a lot better when further details and more footage are made known, but at this juncture, I am not impressed by what this trailer shows. Not at all. I’m hoping that when Gamecock gives titles the chance they’d never have otherwise, it isn’t because those titles are garbage.

Jim Sterling