really well done trailer. Of course there's no gameplay in it, some people are posting reactions as if its their first mmo trailer ever.
They are simply hurt by the fact that they have to wait as long as perhaps two weeks
to see their precious gameplay.
I hope there is very little narration in the real game.
Two weeks? Don't be a troll. People have been waiting a lot longer than that for some sense of whether this reborn game will be another stillborn. Doesn't it make anyone nervous that even after all this time, there's not one video of actual gameplay and beta is supposed to start allegedly within 6 weeks?
Gameplay will be shown within two weeks from now, and marketing started only this week. Their schedule is tight leading to the alpha, I fail to see why that would be worrisome though. They want to show us the product in it's beta-quality state, it's as simple as that.
Yoshida has been open about their plans and progress so far, don't act like we have no sense in regards of what to expect.
Poor strategy then. Most people aren't actively following the progress of the game-- the trailer is supposed to be the hook that gets them interested in it again. If there's nothing for them to look at, and trust in the brand is low, then you've wasted hype on a dead end. The average interested player is certainly not going to have been following updates on their plans... the majority of people who saw this trailer either:
A) Saw no gameplay, /rolleyes @ SE, "Fool me once..."
B) Saw no gameplay, looked for gameplay, found none, /rolleyes @ SE, "Fool me once..."
Almost nobody that SE was hoping to hook knows that gameplay will be shown two weeks from now, and interest is lost each time they put out something that isn't it. They can't afford to treat this as an initial release... people won't be content with slowly revealed tidbits. When you're asking for a second chance, you've got to lay it all on the table. People aren't going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and they're certainly not going to let themselves succumb to any hype or optimism about your product. Leading with flash and no substance is a terrible marketing calculation at best.
Also: I personally have no problem with the VA. It seems pretty consistent with the FF style of VA, which I gather bothers some people. I've always thought of it as appropriately stylized for a high-fantasy presentation, and consistent with the overall aesthetic effect. Edited, Jul 28th 2012 11:55am by Kachi
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.