ELDERS REACT TO BATTLEFIELD 1 (Trailer & Gameplay)


♪ (ragtime music) ♪ ♪ (dramatic music) ♪ – Ugh. ♪ (The White Stripes,
“Seven Nation Army”) ♪ (horse whinnies) – One of these action movies. – This a trailer for a movie? – But it’s not a movie,
is it? It’s a game? (gunfire)
– What is going on here? – (soldier) Come on, man! Go! – Ooh! Oh. That’s a First World War tank. – Oh, World War I. Wow. – Oh. Red Baron! – Not pleasant. (tank rattles) – I think my grandkids play this game. – A lot of death and destruction. – Too much violence in it for me. But I guess people buy that stuff now. (scene goes quiet for a moment) – What? Oh! And now a blimp. – Oh, a zeppelin. – “Battlefield 1.” – You know, the games
now are really, like… real. – That’s cool. – Ooh! I’m likin’ it! – (Finebros) Okay, so what do you think about the video you just watched? – It makes me think
of a phrase: “war is hell.” – It certainly is very active. (chuckles) There’s a lot going on. – That’s great. I’m a real student of history
and World War I. – It holds no fascination
from me whatsoever. – I think about glorifying
violence like that. This mindset, how deep it goes, and how much it’s influencing youth. – (Finebros) This is actually
a trailer for a video game called “Battlefield 1,” the newest in the successful
Battlefield series that has sold millions
of copies worldwide. – Wow. – (Finebros) We’re now
gonna show you footage from the actual gameplay
of the video game. – (sighs deeply) Okay. – I don’t have to play it though, right?
– (Finebros) Not today. (chuckles)
– Good. I’m so bad. (explosions) – That looks really like a movie. – Oh, wow. Is it like
a first-person shooter game? – Are there any games where
you’re not shooting somebody? – I so like Battlefield. Oh! – The blimp is going on fire,
kind of like the Hindenburg. – ♪ No pain, no gain ♪
– Obviously, it’s bloody. – Ew! He… an ax to the chest. – The music makes it exciting. ♪ (percussive music) ♪ – Oh, there’s more.
But wait, there’s more. (in game: yelling)
– The guy looks like he’s Lawrence of Arabia. – I don’t want to see animals dying. – A lot of action. I like it. – That’s just really cool. Really well done. I like that a lot. – Not my cuppa tea. Way too much violence in the world. – It’s hard to watch this stuff. You don’t see anybody
really suffering there. You don’t see a person without a limb. I find this hard to be an entertainment. (movie reel clicks) – (Finebros) Okay, so what
do you think about Battlefield after watching these videos? – Well, first of all,
I think it’s terribly violent. – Shooting someone
in the face is frightening. And I think it desensitizes us. – Honestly, I really do like it. – I think it’d be a great
video game to play. You have a lot of fun, definitely. – I’m not a gamer. But I would really, really, really like to get my hands on that one. – Gameplay looked fantastic, because you get to get
that personal eye view of what these people had to deal with. – (Finebros) Most iterations of the game
take place during a war, like World War II or Vietnam. While others play in fictional
wars in the future. This new one is set in World War I. – Yeah. Yeah, it definitely
looks like World War I. – The helmets that the soldiers
were wearing were the clue. – (Finebros) What do you think
about being able to explore actual past events inside of a video game? – I mean, it’s great looking
at history, which is good. – For some of the young people that play, this is a completely new experience. They had no idea how World War I was. – It’s so important that young
people see what it’s like. And that’s the best way to reach ’em. – I think it would be great if
it was more historically based. – As a teaching aid, (chuckling) I wouldn’t
show that in a school to show kids what World War I was about. – It’s not all glory. Maybe I’m not an authority on it. That they only show the parts where “you can be a hero” out
there, is a disservice. – (Finebros) Many fans of the game love it because of the advanced
graphics and game engine and how real the game looks.
– Right, right. – (Finebros) There’s also an expansive map that gives you endless
amounts of things to do. What do you think about how much
complexity are in video games? – Well, I think games are really changing. They didn’t used to be this complex. – They’re beyond me. (chuckling) I’m, like, still back with Atari
or something like that. Or Pong. – The problem with me is they also keep getting
more and more buttons and more things to do. It’s mindblowing to us old guys. – (Finebros) The biggest
competitor to Battlefield is the game Call of Duty.
– Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, Call of Duty’s pretty cool. I played it here. (chuckles) – Yes, I think I played that. I got shot 11 times. – Call of Duty I heard of ’cause
my grandson used to play it. – (Finebros) Even though
Call of Duty is very popular, a lot of gamers criticize it for not being as complex as Battlefield. – Oh. I wouldn’t know.
I have no skill to do either. – (Finebros) The rivalry
intensified recently when the new Call of Duty
trailer came out. And it became the most
disliked video game trailer in YouTube history.
– Oooh. Ooh-hoo-hoo. – So they’re comparing them, and they still find Call of Duty lacking. – (Finebros) While at the same time, the trailer for Battlefield 1 became the most liked
video game trailer in YouTube history. What do you think about
a rivalry that is so heated over a video game series?
– I think it’s good. They gotta get more
creative on Call of Duty, and they gotta match ’em over here. – I think it helps develop new ideas. I think it takes things further. – I think it’s normal for young people cheer for one game and
cheer for the other game. – Having all those dislikes,
they’ve proven, is not always the worst thing. It’s getting attention. It’s not like people
are just dismissing it. – I can’t relate to it at all. Heh. Because how can your video game
be that important? It’s just a game. – (Finebros) So you sometimes
end up playing video games here on the FBE channels.
– Yeah, I did. – I played Muddy Heights. (chuckles) – (Finebros) How does that experience playing some of these games change your thoughts about video games? – It hasn’t really that much. – I don’t know if it’s really
changed my thought. I never thought a whole lot
about video games. – I used to think they were
a total waste of time. Now I think that they
do develop certain skills and certain mindsets that are important. – When we played, like, racing games, I could see where it would
be fun and exciting to do that. I just, when it gets into the violence, I’m sorry, I’m almost offended. – (Finebros) Well, once
the game comes out, I think there’s a good chance you might end up playing
some of it on the React channel. – Oh really? I better start practicing something. – (Finebros) Are you
looking forward to it? – I guess I’m looking forward to it the same as I would a dentist visit. – I’ll be awful at it. You know, I’ve tried Call of Duty
with my grandson. I’m a disaster. – I’m looking forward to it. If it gives you a mental exercise,
I think it’s great. – You be one of the
tank drivers, you know. You could be… a machine-gun guy! Oh, there’s just lots
of stuff you could do. Mm-hmm! Ha ha! Can’t wait! – Thanks for watching
this episode of Elders React. – Like what you saw?
Then hit that Subscribe button. – Let us know in the comments what video game we should react to next. – Thanks for watching!
See you on the battlefield! Pop. (blows) ♪ (ragtime music) ♪

100 thoughts on “ELDERS REACT TO BATTLEFIELD 1 (Trailer & Gameplay)

  1. If I had a living grandparent I'd definitely ask them how they feel about this reproduction… But I'm not that lucky.

  2. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Have elders react to competitive gaming, and talk about the prize pools and some of the players and how big its becoming. (Dota 2, CSGO, LoL, Smite, etc). IT WOULD BE SO AMAZING.

  3. Not all games are becoming more violent, a lot of gamers nowadays want to have a choice in terms of having to use violence or not. You should let them see a clip of UNDERTALE.

  4. if you knew your ww1 history m8s there wasnt that much violence, there was actually alot of trench warfare.

    so it should really be called BATTLFIELD 1
    CALL OF DUTY: TRENCH WARFARE
    etc…

  5. you're worried about how it influences youth? then why do they teach history in schools.ww1 was violent get over it

  6. How about letting the Elders play a non-violent game with easier controls? Something like Firewatch, perhaps.

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