Played through FF XV & despite it booting up with the message every time that it's "a Final Fantasy for fans & first-timers", I have no real idea what it was going for (I guess I'm a series fan, not played any of them in a long time).
I wonder how many years before release the most expensive CGI cutscenes were finalised & what the plot looked like then.

Pretty sure that some of the most chopped-up looking CG was used in a 2013 TGS trailer (which contains a lot of other CG that was either surprisingly missable or was not in the final game).
Weird to see characters & some plot points in early trailers for what is very much not the game that finally shipped.

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Being told that the reason the invasion CG looks so bad(ly cut together) is because they lifted it from the CG movie Kingsglaive (which I had not even heard of).

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