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8-21-2008 @ 2:52PM
By far the worst cinematic of them all.Graphics and epicness are there,sure.But it just feels empty.Uninsipring and boring.The first one was amazing and epic, it introduced us with WOW to WOW.The TBC cinematic was great too, it had a bit of everything what I liked.Maybe my favorite.It had all classes,the new races,outland and Illidan."You are not prepared" .But these is just meh.Arthas,a dragon and some undeads.Feels more like a middle cutscene from a warcraft game than a world of warcraft intro cinematic.
8-21-2008 @ 3:40PM
You sound like the many others who were not satisfied because it didn't fulfill your ADHD hunger of seeing a mass amount of jumbled images rather than a well put together trailer that focuses on the main topic of Wrath of the LICH KING :D
8-21-2008 @ 4:05PM
I'm gonna have to disagree.The original cutscene was about ten seconds of an emotionally detached, obviously stuck-up Night Elf woman narrating history that most people had already read, followed by three minutes of heavily-armed people beating the crap out of each other with jerky motions and no interesting dialogue.The 'BC' cutscene was a bit more OMGworthy. It really did an excellent job introducing Illidan and basically giving the player a clear warning that he/she was about to face a true bad-ass ... but then it devolved into another three minutes of heavily-armed people beating the crap out of each other with jerky motions and no interesting dialogue (with Murlocs and Sheep for comic relief). Illidan saves the day with his Epic catchphrase at the conclusion, though.This time around ... It's like I said above. It's a Loregasm. And it *definitely* sticks to the darker feel that the designers have been promising for months.
8-21-2008 @ 4:39PM
No.I just dont care about Arthas.And these trailer is all about him.I felt the other cinematics are better because they are about the world of warcraft and the many things in it.Many classes,races,places,etc.Its a world full of interesting and diverse lore.All we see in these trailer is a generic snowy place,arthas , a frost wyrm and many undeads.I like lore but I dont find Arthas interesting enough to make the entire WoW:WotLK cinematic about him.
8-21-2008 @ 5:23PM
Contrary to popular belief, some trailers aren't just about what we "see".Eye candy/excitement wise, there isn't a lot to be had in this trailer to be sure. If that's what you wanted, you're bound to be disappointed.What this trailer did do was very clearly contrast who Arthas was meant to be and who he became, and very clearly show that Arthas is decisively so. From the very first line, Arthas stands as a sick parody of his own father's words.That kind of clever play on words and images is what separates classic films from summer flicks.
8-21-2008 @ 5:39PM
I think the people who say that those of us who wanted the traditional, quickly cutting battle scenes are simple-minded ADHD sufferers are misrepresenting us, and those who think a trailer saying "Look at Arthas! He's the opposite of what his family wanted!" is Lore-emphasizing have set the bar far too low.The Warcraft RTS games are about the major Lore characters. But the MMO is about us - we the humans, tauren, orcs, elves, whatever who muddle through the complicated world of Azeroth. Sure, Arthas is the reason we're heading to Northrend and his actions, past and future, are going to shape our adventures there - but World of Warcraft is ultimately about us, and it would have been nice to see ourselves represented in balance with the main villain, as the Burning Crusade trailer did so successfully.
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