I liked the video but I really want to know why the "Players" didn't seem the least bit surprised when they walked out of the forest. It was as if they were traveling through the forest, where the chocobos were unable to walk, and when they got out they were excited again. They called out the chocobos and hit the road.
I see how the, Ill call them "Sages," could walk away from where they were praying and knew what happened but the protagonist group, to me, seemed like they completely forgot about the epic battle they were in once they got out of the forest. Right away, yeah, they were like; "O, wow, look, what's going on... My arm, is that real?" But outside they were like "sweet, we made it out, that was a hard forest to walk through, where's my Chocobo... /callchocobo." "Run to the frozen peak!"
Maybe I'm expecting to much? I would have like to see some signs of the battle, like a monument for them to look at and then seem grateful, or maybe before they show up in the forest we see a glimpse of them in darkness with the symbols of The Twelve spinning around them with a soft echo or whisper of "its time my children, awaken and find your destiny and a realm reborn." That would also give new players a sense of what had happened. The world had regrown and prospered for a long amount of time to recover from a Mega Flair. I think there should have been a bit more back story or something.
Just me. I'm excited anyway.
Well, unless they are going for a rift-esque theme in which they were teleported back in time with new knowledge to hopefully not make the same mistakes of fighting each other and focus on the real threat.
I'm not sure what to make of it, honestly. It made sense up until that teleport, from my point of view. And this is coming from someone who quite a few months after 1.0 truly tanked, so there's a lot I might not really know about. What it looked like to what is essentially a new player was, everyone was fighting each other for reasons unknown. All of a sudden, also for reasons unknown, a bigger threat appears and almost destroys everything, except super mage and his coordinated clerics manage to hold it off with spells and prayer long enough to teleport the fated five back to wherever they were supposed to be.
From here, it gets a little sketchy. Someone riding a chocobo with a flag. Civilians going about their daily lives with seemingly not a care in the world. Our five companions conjuring their mounts out of nowhere and riding towards some sinister-looking structure, which may or may not have been what they were originally doing before they were teleported.
From a cinematic standpoint, it's gripping. From the standpoint of someone who was already burned once - I would have liked it to have made a little more sense before lavishing them with praise.