Well, there it is...
Personally, I feel like it's not imaginative enough. "Spread of the blight" in a generic medieval world? And the main dudes look pretty generic, especially the second guy at the end.
The kid's design and the girl he was talking to looked pretty cool, though. But at the same time, I'm just reminded of the Lunafreya and Noctis kid scenes.
I like it, but...
Yeah Clay, I'm kinda with you here. I disagreed with you in the sense that a sword doesn't have to be boring, but it looks like the execution they went with was decidedly so. But this is one trailer, and I'm excited to hear more. But it is a little too close to XV for my own liking too, Saven.
The design language of the characters is certainly more in-line with how XV handled it, rather than doing something in a totally new direction. Combine that with the similar gameplay, and it still evokes more of XV than I would like. And the things that were different (the world, story, etc) didn't stand out strong enough to go against that.
And I like XV - I just feel like each FF entry is a chance to do something new.
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I thought that too. I was like “Oh no, FFXV-2?” I thought doubly so when I saw warpstrike, by that point I was thinking it was perhaps a prequel, but I didn’t play XV. The character design isn’t fullllllly consistent, as parts of it look like XIV as well. But it’s still early in development.
What did come across was the setting and mood, a medievalist fantasy setting with Baroque style lighting. Love the heraldry on the Armor, that’s always immersive. It hits some of the mood notes I love from Ivalice games — the last quote of the trailer is “I’ll kill you if it’s the last thing I do.” Which is great hee hee.
I’m not so pleased about a single party combat. Unless the game has a full party and the ability to slow down/pause for tactical considerations, this may wind up lower on my to-play list than it would have otherwise, but my interest for the story is piqued.
tbh i thought the characters had a bit of a generic look (and now the last remnant has been mentioned the main guy does look similar in the way dark haired jrpg characters do), although i think i like the summon designs so far