If you were hoping to see more gameplay, more features revealed and more content for one of the most highly anticipated games this generation, you might be disappointed with the new trailer for Final Fantasy XV from this year’s GamesCom event in Cologne Germany.
Why is the trailer disappointing? Because it’s three minutes long but doesn’t really say much of anything we didn’t already know. It’s not a bad trailer, but if you were hoping to get excited about the game and see something spectacular, you’re putting your hope in the wrong basket.
As reported by Niche Gamer spotted the latest promo trailer for the game and it’s called “Dawn”. You can grab a look at it below.
Teasing dramatic events occurring 15 years before the journey that players will embark on in the game, this new “DAWN” trailer sets the stage for the upcoming blockbuster FINAL FANTASY XV. The unbreakable bond that young Noctis has with his father King Regis is about to be tested – in the face of difficult decisions surrounding the growing war between his kingdom and the invading Empire.
Graphics look gorgeous and are enrapturing. The content of the trailer? Not so much.
Eurogamer had a quote from Square Enix that explains the trailer a bit more in detail, saying…
“The unbreakable bond that young Noctis has with his father King Regis is about to be tested – in the face of difficult decisions surrounding the growing war between his kingdom and the invading Empire.”
The trailer is a prelude to what eventually leads to the events in Final Fantasy XV. The foreboding presence of the warships looming in the distance at the end of the trailer are in relation to The Empire breaking a peace treaty deal like a contract signing on Monday Night Raw, using the opportunity to make peace as a way to enact war.
The setup sounds cool but the execution in that trailer left a lot to be desired. I imagine we’ll see a lot more come the Tokyo Game Show.
Even still, many gamers are likely enjoying their time with the demo of Final Fantasy XV so a three minute trailer that doesn’t show much and is pretty slow is something forgivable, I imagine. Plus, it’s rare we get demos of big AAA games, so Square gets a pass here.
There’s no release date for the game but hopefully Square at least gives us a release window just so the game doesn’t slip back into Last Guardian territory.