Final Fantasy XVI "Ambition" trailer; an introduction to the world & the Eikons

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Who shall claim their fading light?
From a single spark, will the land ignite
A new shadow rises to fall upon the Dominants,
painting their destinies black as night.


It has been fifteen hundred years since the fall of our forebears, and Valisthea has been slowly dying ever since. Darkness spreads as day gives way to twilight, the Mothers’ flame now all but a flicker. And as the fringes fade, the people flock to the Mothercrystals.

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Linnaete

Linnaete

Honestly, I found the trailer a little underwhelming... There is a lot of content shown here and it depicts the worlds realms well but I just wasn't that captiviated by it. It's very Hard-Fantasy (At least in tone) I was already getting bored of hearing the Kingdoms of Blah-Blah as they were announced. It does sort of make me concerend that this is going to be a heavily political story much like XII...

They still haven't sold me on the main characters and their journey. FF at it's peak has character driven stories and I am starting to get worried that there isn't much to Clyde as a character... Hopefully another trailer prior to release and change my mind...

The Eikon's look interesting at least and I like the idea of the power balance of the world wound around them.
 
It's interesting that they're doing another straight fantasy game, but everything about the game just screams rather generic to me.

Granted, I'm more of a retro fan anyway, so this was probably never going to appeal to me on more than a surface level. But nothing in the trailer managed to make me reconsider at all.
 
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