Can i unseen this ... please...So static, so amateur...Why Blizz, whyyyyy?
The old one has it's charm. But the new one is definitely of higher quality. As cheesy as it was done, Arthas strikes in the old one look so much better than the new one. The contact feels all wrong, it's a lot less like a clash of titans and more like what you see as they play fight at a renaissance fair or medieval times... The delay on Arthas falling out of the sky with Illidan already collapsed on the ground exactly like some Power Ranger after the clash in mid air...just felt so off to me. A lot of parts seem to be the result of someone who doesn't understand the work or it's fans and what they want. Locking blades repeatedly for 2 minutes and some crazy knee slide dodge don't exactly fit the image of the Lich King.
I'm probably gonna catch some flack for saying this, but the new one is way too slow. The older one for how bad it looks at least had a good pace going. It felt much faster and as a result is more interesting to watch. The blows also feel like they had more weight to them over the new one.
Increase speed to 1.25, looks way more epic and smoother.
I swear people keep playing Warcraft just to complain and moan at everything
Is no one gonna bring up that super anime jump Arthas pulled out to land the final blow? Home boy drops in from top of frame to land with Illidan already laid out even though he was higher up than him. Where in the hell did Arthas get those sick hops? I can't care if it's magic there's no way a guy in that much plate armor is just gonna make that kinda jump.
This is a horrible cutscene. I don't know why anyone is calling this a cinematic. The choreography of the fight is really bad. The animation is stiff and there are glaring mistakes in it too. The ending is horribly, horribly lazy. The deciding attack and Illidan's reaction to it happens off camera. If the lack of music was a stylistic choice to make this seem more tense, it flopped. I would not believe this was a cutscene made by Blizzard if I just saw this on its own.
I think if they increased the pacing to make the action a little faster, then the new one would be a great improvement over the old. Looks great playing at 1.25 speed, or even 1.5
The old one was one of the greatest disappointments i had playing WC3 20 years ago - simply because it was done in ingame GFX and i felt like Illidan was potrayed poorly. But it's classic.The new one is just as disappoiting for me and not classic. So the old one still wins for me.What a let-down.But hey, at least we got a Sylvanas vs Bolvar castration cinematic...