Oh, and its a damn trailer. Is everyone really this bored?
Well, the last third of it comes off like a trailer. But it's not supposed to be, and the "End of an Era" part is no trailer.. So after a gripping and emotional cinematic, we get to a mash-up of random scenes that lack context. We go through six
scenes before we get to our adventurers - by then we've seen too much of a return to normalcy to be concerned about them, so much of the suspense about what happened to them (us) is gone.
After what they released in November, I think people were hoping for that excitement to continue.. And this seemed too generic - after the Limit Break trailer, did anyone really want to see over a minute of people riding chocobos? And that's your first scene here? To me they could have presented something much more engrossing after 1.0's epic finale.
That said, it wasn't terrible; the tree roots regressing in Odin's presence was a brilliant touch, and the Crystal Tower made the Behemoth shot more interesting than it could have been. I'm just underwhelmed by the sum if its parts, and I think they'd have done themselves a favor if they didn't leave the viewer, particularly someone new to the game, with so many continuity questions. Edited, Jan 8th 2013 2:45pm by Coyohma