It’s time to talk about extreme feels of The Legion Cinematic
It’s time to talk about the feels of the Legion Cinematic…
This was played for the first time, at Blizzcon 2015. I was so hyped watching the live stream via the virtual ticket, and all the new things coming to the various Blizzard games, that by the time Chris Metzen came out on stage, I’d completely forgotten that he usually has something big to announce.
I guess I wasn’t expecting anything huge, since we’d already had the big *ooh-aah* moment at Gamescom back in August, in Germany…but my goodness…
Watch it here (if you haven’t already watched it eleventy billion times like me) and I’ll post my reactions below as they happened for me…
00:08 – Ohmigosh, this musical score is awesome! I’m already excited…
00:25 – Whichever artist worked on Varians eyes? My god, I wish I was that talented. I’m floored!
00:31 – Woah! They made Varian kinda hawt. Like as in RAWR. Pull yourself together woman! *slaps self for being Alliance fangirl*
00:34 – Ooh a blue wax seal – what a cool idea! I must buy some blue wax for my personal seal (that I pull out once a year to seal Christmas card envelopes with), FOCUS NESS.
00:45 – The compass is spinning, ohmigod, this is like an awesome sci-fi movie, only it’s not sci-fi. Why is it spinning? What is up with gravity? If they destroy the world again like Cataclysm, and if they mess it up like they did the Vale of Eternal Blossoms…man…I won’t be happy. Of course they will. They have to make us mad. So that we get the feels, and feel compelled to leap into the story and go fix it. Well played Blizzard, I AM IN.
00:51 – Yes, Varian is definitely hotter than he was. *cougar roar*…I really should make a male human warrior at some point, and make him look like Varian. Just so I can look at him more. It’s so dumb that guys can play girl characters and we think nothing of it, but if a girl picks a male character everyone wonders why…I wonder if the name Wrynn is taken on my server…GAH FOCUS!
00:57 – Oooh – the outside of this ship reminds me of that ship boss in ICC! …is it ICC? I can never remember those Wrath instances…I think it’s ICC.
01:02 – *minor vertigo moment* – HOLY COW WE ARE ON AN AIRSHIP? HOW AWESOME IS THIS CINEMATIC! I MUST TWEET THE FEELS! I MUST PRAISE THE ARTISTS!
01:11 – seriously, who made Varian this hot? The facial expressions…the swagger when he walks…well played Blizzard artists…ya done made a gal swoon.
01:18 – Oooh – horde zeppelin coming in! This could get nasty…
01:28 – SYLVANAS – OMG THAT IS SYLVANAS? and her and Varian are sharing friendly greetings…which means…WE HAVE A THIRD PARTY ENEMY…ok, the Burning Legion is back. OH MY GOD. Seriously how amazing does Sylvanas look!? She looks incredible! I should really play her more on Heroes of the Storm, I need a specialist hero to champion. Yes, it’s definitely going to be Sylvanas. Seriously, also, why don’t I have that exact transmog?? Seriously!
01:33 – OH THE FEELS when Varian draws his sword and it makes that *psshh* noise…god the sound engineers who worked on this Cinematic ARE SO TALENTED GUYS!
01:39 – That green pillar of stuff can’t be good. Oh my god it’s going to end the world.
01:45 – those screechy things are the stuff of nightmares! Somebody started with a blank canvas when they made this! I am so humbled by the skill/talent/imagination of the Blizzard team man…gosh…*respectful silence*
02:02 – oh no. That’s an abyssal. That’s not good.
02:07 – NO VARIAN DO NOT FALL OFF THAT AIRSHIP. Blizzard, if you kill Varian, I’m not going to be happy.
02:09 – Wait what, did Sylvanas just fire a black arrow at that thing – OH MY GOD SHE DID, SHE TOTALLY JUST SAVED HIM! Maybe we WILL see peace between the two factions in my lifetime. What am I thinking. Of course we won’t, not till they balance the racials for PVE anyway…lol – look at me moaning at a time like this…
02:15 – Noooo Sylvanas – spinning-choppy-slicey things heading right for you – DO SOMETHING!!!
02:17 – oh my gosh the way you can SEE the panic and quick thinking ON HER FACE. God the Blizzard team are SO FREAKING TALENTED! WHY HAVEN’T THEY MADE WHOLE MOVIES LIKE THIS? SERIOUSLY LEGION CINEMATIC TEAM – I WOULD WATCH HOURS AND HOURS OF THIS STUFF!!
02:34 – they beat the abyssal! YAY!… No…No…NO… this is bad…it’s so silent…no..oh..my..god. NO. NO NO. DO NOT LET VARIAN DIE THIS WAY.
02:52 – Would you LOOK…at HIS FACE…that emotion. I..I..I…literally can’t. I have forgotten how to CAN. How…how…HOW…
03:11 – such a roller coast of emotion…Varian..*close to tears now* – please – don’t-die
03:21 – YES YES! DO NOT DIE TODAY!
03:24 – Did he just rip his sword in two? *entire body wracked with crazy waves of goosebumps* – BEST. CINEMATIC. EVER!
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”SPOILER – DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO READ LORE SPOILERS”]Sadly as we later discover, Varian does in fact die. I am so, so so gutted about this, but it was obvious when you see him in such dire circumstances and then you see via datamining sites that Anduin has succeeded his father, and has Genn Greymane is his advisor – so at least Worgen lore is getting some attention. While I can see that this make sense from a lore point of view and it balances out the fact that the horde lost Garrosh to madness and megalomania during the Siege of Orgrimmar, but still, I have many, many feels about it.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
I unfortunately do not have Legion alpha access (yet), but I will continue to blog as much as I can about all the points of interest. Seriously though, if you’ve ever played WoW, and stopped for whatever reason? I deeply encourage you to take a look at the Legion information website, and of course Wowhead for all the things and give it a second look, Blizzard have really pulled out all the stops with this one. I for one, cannot wait.
One of the things that keeps me interested in this game, is just how committed Blizzard is to keeping this fresh, by changing things up. Not everything works out to the players satisfaction – but with 5million+ subscribers – you’d be hard pressed to find a game that pleases everyone – and remains at the top of their game AFTER 10 YEARS.
Featured image artwork courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.