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FF: Crystal Chronicle: first footage

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The very first footage of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicle has been presented to the public via Japanese Gamecube commercial, collectively spotlighting Mario Sunshine, Zelda, Resident Evil, Star Fox, and Eternal Darkness the badass. Get the MPEG here.

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Wow!!! CC looks awesome, judging from the whole two seconds of footage we have now.


That commercial was fucking excellent, too. Why do we get these stupid, dreary commercials and japan gets these great commercials with cool voices ("Gamehcyoobeh!!!") and party music and exploding Gamecubes and whatnot...?
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You should have seen the European marketing for the Gamecube last may. Fucking amazing. I'll feature it one day at Gamingredients, but until then you really need to check out nintendogamecube-europe.com, it was a wild, wild motherfucker of an introductory marathon.
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I checked out those commercials and they suck donkey nads compared to this japanese one. They're also the same strange, convoluted commercials we saw here in the US.
Commercials don't have to be outlandishly quirky to be "cool."
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...meow...
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Really? Damn, I thought the European Gamecube adverts were really kickass and did a great job at drawing in teenagers to the new Gamecube market. They were also very stylistic with all the cube-wireframe stuff. Really impressed me. This Japanese one just has a bunch of shots and some text.
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Perhaps Gump advocates everything Japanese over everything non-Japanese?

One time while reading The GIA letters column I was amazed to read the words of someone who asserted the origin of pop music lay in J-pop....

Japanese commercials are usually quite quirky. Does it follow that they are not cool? I'm not sure what you are getting at, Gump.
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Actually, I think I see what you might be getting at. As far as Japanese commercials are concerned, I have mostly seen only weird cereal commercials and that Chu-Chu Rocket one.
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When I said that commercials don't have to be outlandishly quirky to be "cool," I was referring to the US/European gamecube commercial. It wants so hard to be "cool" and appealing to the teenage audience, and succeeds at some rate (see Primigenus) and to do so, the commercials feel that they must be strangely outlandish and convoluted (not unlike The Matrix). I don't feel that's neccesary to appeal to the "cool" gaming audience, is all.
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I don't see how it's outlandish/convoluted. To me it's just a very effective marketing campaign that got its point across. It's now stylish to own a Gamecube, since the damn thing is stylish in design anyway. The marketing campaign being appropriately alternative is just the logical conclusion from all that, I'd say.
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the link is broken.. can you upload it again

thank you
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