When I was much, much younger, I was awestruck by the cut scenes that were introduced with Final Fantasy VII, like when the Lifestream emerged to deflect Meteor. Or Squall and Rinoa’s famous dance at the ball in Final Fantasy VIII, which was also used to show off the capabilities of the PlayStation 2 system before its launch by rendering the scene in real-time. The melody still hangs in the air…
If you’d told me back then that, at some point in my future, I’d be able to present equally avid fans with the opening cinematic of a Final Fantasy game, I would probably have laughed in disbelief. Yet here I am, writing this…
The following video contains scenes from the final moments of the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn main scenario story.
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Now please excuse me, while I put this on auto-repeat on the TV in my living room.
Hergen “Kahuna” Thaens