1. Shatner

    00:10 – Semi androgynous character with silly hair
    00:16 – Semi androgynous character with sillier hair
    00:29 – Bearded character who, in spite of beard, reamins semi androgynous
    00:43 – Girls running away from something
    00:47 – Boygirl from 00:10 reappears wanting to know something about his own past
    00:53 – Semi androgynous character with silly hair in Sgt Pepper’s cosplay appears
    00:54 – We learn that someone in the narrative is called “Judo”
    00:55 to 01:15 – Exciting battle montage
    01:16 – Semi androgynous character screams whilst camera does EXTREME ZOOM OUT WITH MOTION BLUR
    01:21 – Two semi androgynous characters with silly hair make a pact
    01:33 – Close up on lips followed by more EXTREME CAMERA ACTION WITH MOTION BLUR
    01:36 – Montage of over-acting, cliche, silly hair and people standing in flaming circles
    01:42 – Soothing voice-over man earns pay-check
    01:43 – Silly eared girl does silly arm-waving thing
    01:44 – Montage+soothing voice
    01:56 – FADE TO LOGO and cliche statement from game script

    That was the best two minutes of my life.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Hmm. It looks like a slightly-higher-res PS2 game and the American voices are bloody awful. Not hopeful.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Shatner, I hate to say it, but you’re right. Trailers should be done like this:

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    “Shatner, I hate to say it, but you’re right.”

    It means more to me because you hated to say it :D

    But the video you link to isn’t a trailer – it’s the game intro. Its purpose is different from that of a trailer. I don’t think it’d make a particularly good trailer/advertisment for the game it represents.

    Now this is a game intro that works great as a trailer too. I couldn’t give a stuff about that game. But it’s the perfect blend of audio and video (goes sublime at 1:03!). If I saw that running in a shop I’d have bought the game in an instant.


    #4 6 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    :D It may be the intro, but it featured as a highlight on the OPSM covermount disc, at the time, where it was clearly being used as a trailer.
    All I get from watching the video you selected is that it’s a soccer game, and there were some good tunes that year. It’s effective, but I still think my clip does a better job of depicting a world that encourages you to want to play within it – they’re two different genres, though. Still, I picked the RPG, because you were expressing opinion about the general composition of a JRPG trailer.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    man you are all so negative.

    I for one love the art direction, and well done for not beign scared of blurring the edges instead of using AA, for the Ue3 egine.

    Seriously, the faces and hair are what imrpessed me despite being completely inconsistent.

    The girls looks pretty great all the time, and most of the guys look ridiculous.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner

    But PUDding, being negative is exactly the same as being critical!

    Not only that, it also implies that we know what we’re talking about and conveys a suggestion of having high standards.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    Oh… Clearly I am not clued in. Yeah, everything looks like SHITE! SHITE I tell you!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    The character models are crap, Pud. What are you on? :-D

    #9 6 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    I am not saying they are good CHARACTER models. I was not even saying they were good MODELS.

    I was commenting on the art direction with the hair and faces. It’s unique and not uncomfortable to look at, at all – I go as far as to say great looking. Until you look at one of the guys. An alternate facial model might have worked better for them.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. SplatteredHouse

    In fact, what gameplay elements they show seem really good and interesting, but overall this trailer does have a feeling of over-familiarity, it doesn’t really excite. Though I think it likely, that as more details are released my feeling towards it may well change.

    Having played the first as much as I was going to, after having been really pleased with the epic trailer, and finding a game that was good, but not great, but had its own sense of style and place which I appreciated – some of the mechanics that in the end, inhibited smooth gameplay, the cause of my ceasing playing it.
    I’m glad to have the opportunity to try the new game, after the previous one fell short only on a couple of points. :)

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Well, I sort of thought they were crap as well. Here’s hoping the game can transcend its outer crapness and actually turn out okay.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding


    Let not get too technical here Blerk! I can’t keep up.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    The drawn art for the Magna Carta series is usually pretty nice, though. All heaving bosoms and that. I approve.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    Well, that is very much understandable.

    But don’t you think the faces avoid Star Ocean 4′s scariness, White Knight Chronicles’ PS2ness and there’s no hint of cel shading to cover up awful art direction?

    I think the fact that there is an individual looking art direction in an UE3 game, really does it for me. Not quite like heaving bosoms, but you know.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. SticKboy

    This looks like unadulterated ARSE.

    #16 6 years ago

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