There was a time when a single cinematic from developers could quench your thirst for the tiny morsels of carefully doled out information. “You are not prepared!” became the stuff of legends. Master Chief charging into an army of the Covenant became the standard for the space marine. Azrael swooping in, angelic wings, blazing sword and all, battling the Prime Evils etched forever into our memories.
A new contender has entered the arena now. Dragon Age: Origins. I daresay it takes the cake. But the cake is a lie. So it takes the pie. That was a rhyme. That time. I’ll stop.
Bioware has been quite forthcoming with a steady stream of videos, art, screenshots, and, for all practicality, digital candy. Not only have they showed off the richness of the world, the strength of the narrative, the quality of the voice acting and the complexity of the cataclysmic conflict the world faces, the latest bit of lore, simply blows all competition out of the water. The cinematic is precisely 4 minutes long. It took me twice as long to collect my jaw from the floor.