New Thirteen Minute FFXIV Trailer!
Get a glimpse of everything FFXIV has to offer!
Well first thing first, the catch with this new trailer is the narration (and there is a lot of that) and all the writing are both completely in Japanese. Which sadly limits the amount of information which can be gleaned from this trailer. That sad you definitely should watch the whole trailer even if you are only sort of interested in Final Fantasy XIV. There is a lot of visual information which is rather informative.
One of the first things we see (well after a chocobo mounted army goes by) is a preview of the character creation process. Many of the standard options we expect of modern MMOs are present with the height slider, skin color options, hair options, face options, etc. There is actually nothing particularly exciting about the character creation process, though I was amused to see the tail options for the Miqo’te. After the character creation process is over they show you an overview of the various options with different class choices.
There are a few scenes showing what actual gameplay looks like, even a few with the UI turned on. From what we see in this trailer the UI looks pretty minimalistic, which is something that makes me happy. There are also a bunch of scenes showing what the gathering and crafting system is like, fishing, and just what the general experience of walking around town feels like. The end the whole thing with a bunch of scenes from around the world which really help to make it feel like the world is both huge and beautiful.
Watch the trailer and let me know if it makes you more excited about the launch coming up on 8/27. This FFXIV trailer definitely piqued my interest, I just wish I knew what the narrator was saying.