Chrono Trigger warning: This gameplay is bad
The gameplay is horrendous and this is coming from a guy that isn't skilled in first person shooters. However, this is very sad from even my standards. If someone didn't know it, this preview reel would make Doom look like a difficult game to control.
A lot of people are attacking Polygon for having people that aren't fans of certain game genres reviewing games those type of games. Others are attacking them for clearly having a newbie play the “first 30 minutes”. You want to show off the perks and strengths of the game, but this footage looks lazy.
Polygon removed comments and ratings from the preview video due to all the negative attention. At this point, I'd own up to it. “Yeah, we goofed. Sorry.”
There are two things to take away from this shit.
1 I don't think you have to be a fan of the genre that you're reviewing as long as you note that in your review. There are a few reviewers that hate the Star Trek universe and they note that in their reviews. Just note that you are not a fan or well-versed in FPS games. As long as people know that going in that's fine, because I review things I am not a fan member of all the time.
2 I lean on the side that THIS gamer playing the sizzle reel isn't interested in Doom and just didn't care, which is why he keeps missing and letting the bad guys attack him. That is kind of sad given there were probably gamers on Polygon's staff that would have given a shit about Doom.