My good friend Martin has a saying whenever we talk about upcoming movies: "Trailers lie." Rarely will what we see in a trailer accurately encapsulate what the actual finished movie or game will be like. A trailer is designed specifically to garner interest, and not necessarily to truthfully describe what it's selling. And yet, even knowing this, very often we find ourselves passing judgment on something based solely on the few minutes of less-than-one percent of a completed product.
When I saw the trailer for Freedom Wars last week, I was sadly, woefully, pathetically underwhelmed. Everything about it screamed "cliché futuristic JRPG" to me.