WoW: Cataclysm Cinematic Intro Blows Everything Up Forever

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Eh...I suppose it's a good thing they're trying to shake things up a bit, but still...this thing's been hanging out in the bowels of the earth and no one noticed something so potent it can wreck the planet with a yawn?

It's a pretty trailer, but point to one that isn't

Wonder if ol Deathwing will take offense whenever I hang his son's head in the Valley of Heros the day he shows up?

Debating on bothering to get an Ony head too.

John Funk:

Keava:

John Funk:

Much better than Classic/BC intros, IMO. Not sure if I like it as much as the WotLK one.

I dare to disagree. I loved the vanilla intro, it was way better in my eyes. It had a dwarf, cleavage, forsaken, cleavage, infernal, cleavage, and of course a bear! Beats a dragon that run into psychotic dentist by far.

So you're saying that you don't like this as much because there aren't any Blood Elf female warriors running around in plate bikinis? Got it. ;)

Ain't that what sells? And actually the focus was on bear, duh, see you guys always only focus on cleavage and that was a perfect, manipulative, way to prove it. *nods* I think what really makes that CGI subpar in my eyes, is the fact its all pretty monochromatic except those few frames with big wave.
I know i know. Deathwing is damn big figure lore wise and everyone and their hamster wanted him in the MMO but i think few more environmental shots with vibrant colours would add some real eye candy for the teaser.

Deguasser:
so Cataclysm is the 2012 of WoW?

Essentially. Basically, it's an excuse for Blizzard to tear up and rebalance the game map. Plus, flight possible everywhere, and stuff.

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Wait, in the Novel Day of the Dragon, isn't the goblin that made Deathwing's armor? Those things doesn't look like goblin at 0:52.

The clip confused me it seemed like they were smelting shackles on to Deathwing but then it seemed like they were freeing him then that they were putting armor on him. Eh??

Not too fond on this video - doesn't show a lot of story or new features to the game (besides the world revamping)

Also where the hell IS he being kept that he can destroy barrens with his tail, but fly up from snowy mountains and burn alliance areas to shit?

Sooo... Do we got to fight this guy or what?

mb16:
see this is why I like eve. oh no giant dragon.... launching cruise missiles. *BOOM*

cruise missile > gun > magic > sword/hammer > stick

we also have cooler trailers/intros

I've always found EVE as a concept so much more interesting than EVE, aka "Spreadsheets! The Game," as a game.

ciortas1:
This is such utter meh'ness... It's making me sad.

Pretty much.

Damn it, Blizzard. Where are the awesome cinematics of the past?

A little disappointed that there are no Worgen or Goblins but I liked it nonetheless.

I felt it was pretty good considering what we're going into. To be honest though I wish we'd been given a little more reactions from the citizens and leaders instead of just stuff being obliterated. (though the tsunami ready destroy booty bay was pretty kick ass, and the zeppelin crashing in org...well that was bound to happen even without deathwing's help)

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Kukakkau:
The clip confused me it seemed like they were smelting shackles on to Deathwing but then it seemed like they were freeing him then that they were putting armor on him. Eh??

Not too fond on this video - doesn't show a lot of story or new features to the game (besides the world revamping)

Also where the hell IS he being kept that he can destroy barrens with his tail, but fly up from snowy mountains and burn alliance areas to shit?

Deathwing makes his home in the area known as deepholm which is basically an area that is both part and not part of azeroth.(take this bit of info with caution as I'm not entirely sure atm) He is also the dragon aspect of earth thus giving him immense control over the geological processes. To make a ridiculously long story short thanks to his location and his powers over geologic process he is able to cause lots of damage to the world.

The reason why the cinematic doesn't show lots of story because all the story you need to know going into cataclysm has already been set forth in many of the novels, in game books, quests, comics, etc and I think I've heard tell they're releasing a new book by Christie Golden which will be the official precursor book to set up the immediate events in the expansion.

A good place to start is to poke around WoWwiki if you want the cliff-notes version of things if you're interested in getting a deeper look at the various connections and backgrounds of characters I suggest picking up the novels and hitting up the in-game books.

Awesome, can't wait. Though all the scenes with him having metal armor put on him wouldn't make much sense unless you know the lore.

Kukakkau:
The clip confused me it seemed like they were smelting shackles on to Deathwing but then it seemed like they were freeing him then that they were putting armor on him. Eh??

Not too fond on this video - doesn't show a lot of story or new features to the game (besides the world revamping)

Also where the hell IS he being kept that he can destroy barrens with his tail, but fly up from snowy mountains and burn alliance areas to shit?

This is the cinematic intro not the trailer. Also it shows all the story you need to know. Deathwing is free and is pissed.

Also his tail wasn't beating on the Barrens. He is just that powerful. ^^

I liked it and all but IMO the Warcraft III videos are still my favorite example of CGI:

I mean...the rose petal was enough for me...how he looked at it, reminded him about humanity, then he threw it away...it says a lot more than the fire breathing dragon doing what fire breathing dragons usually do.

But hey...cool trailer nonetheless.

Wasn't Deathwing a bit more subtle the last time he showed up?
Now he's all "Rawr! Deathwing hate! Deathwing destroy!"

Also, what's up with his new human form:


Oh gee, noone will ever guess he's a dragon.

John Funk:

ciortas1:

John Funk:
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Music tends to play a big part for me, and this was just so utterly generic and not Warcraft-y. This is instantly one of the worst Blizzard cinematics for me. Besides the 2 shots of Deathwing flying, he didn't really do anything cool. A fire breath to obliterate shit would've been welcome. Nothing memorable or important was said during the cinematic either, so meh.

Oh man, I thought the music was great - especially the bit at ~1:45 which is essentially that iconic "entering Stormwind" theme, just in a darker, corrupted rearrangement. Which... fits nicely with what's going on. Though I suppose if you're the type who doesn't play Alliance, you wouldn't recognize it, then.

Yes, it's a shame that there's no "You are not prepared!" or "You... will be king" quote, which is why I'm tentatively slotting it below the WotLK cinematic. But visually, it's stunning imo.

What is that noise?

Is that the clings of the Ban Hammer I hear? ;)

You didn't see the gnome? I saw the gnome. He was one of the one that Deathwing knocked over!

John Funk:
Truth be told, I don't have a problem with it, except Gnomes still haven't been in a pre-rendered movie.

"------ You must be at least this tall to feature in a pre-rendered cinematic"

John Funk:
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I'm Alliance all the way, and I even listen to the whole WoW soundtrack once in a while, 'tis strange I missed it.

That's a pretty cool find, the Stormwind bit, thanks for pointing out, although the rest is still nothing memorable. I'm not going to argue taste here, but the only cinematic that truly sounded like Warcraft to me without reusing old stuff was the original one, the second and third basically rehashing Illidan's and Arthas' themes, respectively (not saying those were bad). Deathwing had nothing on him, so I can totally see why the new composer(-s), whoever they are, had nothing to latch on to.

Fuck, I just had the worst deja vu in a while. Freaks me out. You sure you're not an alien from the future that's doing experiments on me?

It's not terribly interesting in all honesty. There have been far better cinematics from Blizzard.

Novskij:

randomguy425:
I think it's meh. Deathing doesn't do a whole lot other than fly around all "HEY GUIZ LEWK AT MEH!"

Deathwing sounds like an attention whore now.

When a giant dragon from the pits of Earth rises to alter the world as you know it I believe it would deserve a tidbit of attention, don't you think?

OT:

I really enjoyed that, but I really miss the "player characters doing cool stuff" thing that they used to do in cinematics.

He lashes his tail, the earth rumbles. He flaps his wings, tsunamis rise. He rams his head, a continent divides. Boy, you do NOT want to see Deathwing cut the cheese.

Staskala:
Wasn't Deathwing a bit more subtle the last time he showed up?
Now he's all "Rawr! Deathwing hate! Deathwing destroy!"

Also, what's up with his new human form:


Oh gee, noone will ever guess he's a dragon.

He's not really trying to hide the fact of who he is. He's spent thousands of years doing the whole subversive underminging of the civilizations of the world. Since that's failed every other time now he's just kinda saying "fuck it, burn it all."

KeyMaster45:

Staskala:
Wasn't Deathwing a bit more subtle the last time he showed up?
Now he's all "Rawr! Deathwing hate! Deathwing destroy!"

Also, what's up with his new human form:


Oh gee, noone will ever guess he's a dragon.

He's not really trying to hide the fact of who he is. He's spent thousands of years doing the whole subversive underminging of the civilizations of the world. Since that's failed every other time now he's just kinda saying "fuck it, burn it all."

And something badass is sure to follow from it!....... until 25 or 10 people with rainbow style gear runs in and beats his ass up. Here's hoping they don't screw up the ending to Cata.

WATER MAGES! GET ON THIS!

Part of me does not care because I have already decided not to buy Cata and to quit WoW for good in a month, but I will say that this does look "cool", I guess. Even so... I think that this is second-rate compared to the cinematic intro for Wrath.

oliveira8:

Kukakkau:
The clip confused me it seemed like they were smelting shackles on to Deathwing but then it seemed like they were freeing him then that they were putting armor on him. Eh??

Not too fond on this video - doesn't show a lot of story or new features to the game (besides the world revamping)

Also where the hell IS he being kept that he can destroy barrens with his tail, but fly up from snowy mountains and burn alliance areas to shit?

This is the cinematic intro not the trailer. Also it shows all the story you need to know. Deathwing is free and is pissed.

Also his tail wasn't beating on the Barrens. He is just that powerful. ^^

True but the cinematic intros for the other expansions had a bit of story backdrop as well as showcasing the main boss' power a bit. Not just he's pissed rarrrr!

Heh can see what that boss fight will be like then "Stay away from the tail!!"

Deguasser:
so Cataclysm is the 2012 of WoW?

Exactly, except Cataclysm is actually happening and isn't just some overblown conspiracy theory a la Y2K.

This just makes me wish that Blizz was still doing the Warcraft rts games.

John Funk:

randomguy425:
I think it's meh. Deathing doesn't do a whole lot other than fly around all "HEY GUIZ LEWK AT MEH!"

ciortas1:
This is such utter meh'ness... It's making me sad.

Cool eye candy though.

Whaaaaaaaaaat?

I mean, let's be honest here. We watch their videos for the eye candy (and the awesome cinematography, but that falls under "eye candy"), and this was awesome eye candy.

Much better than Classic/BC intros, IMO. Not sure if I like it as much as the WotLK one.

I personally prefer the Wrath one for the fact that it is such a huge loregasm moment (to me anyway), but in Eyecandy this one takes the cake, the table the cake was sitting on, and the continent that the table was in.

I don't play WoW so I'm not too sure, but isn't Deathwing a black dragon or something? Are those allowed to use fire?

What makes this a little anti-climactic for me is the knowledge that at some time, somewhere, Deathwing, black dragon aspect and destroyer of worlds, will be successfully tanked by a gnome.

Novskij:

randomguy425:
I think it's meh. Deathing doesn't do a whole lot other than fly around all "HEY GUIZ LEWK AT MEH!"

Deathwing sounds like an attention whore now.

Yeah, allowing the whispers of the old gods to fuck with your mind is a bad idea folks because in some extreme cases it can lead to such heavy angst that even an emo would go "...fucking hell calm down"

Danzaivar:

Deathwing sounds like a Transformer!

My thoughts as well, I wonder if they installed a tape deck in his breastplate.

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