‘Omen’ is a conceptual CG cinematic trailer by DIGIC Pictures, inspired by Final Fantasy XV. A rapidly shifting world, enemies that appear endlessly, gradual loss of abilities… and a madness that brings harm to the beloved fiancée. This epic production, which can only be described as a nightmare for the struggling Noctis, is a collaboration between Final Fantasy XV and DIGIC Pictures, the world-renowned 3D animation studio that also took part in the creation of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. This beautiful yet violent vision inspired by the world and story of Final Fantasy XV depicts an ‘omen’ for Noctis’ father, King Regis, of a catastrophic future that must be avoided.
The Omen is a mini-movie, an elongated cutscene using Final Fantasy XV as inspiration. What we see here isn’t in the game. Well, except for parts. What we see is out of place; the vision as a whole is much different in feel from what we got in the game.
The Omen is Regis Lucis Caelum’s promotion of events, had Noctis not gone with his bros. You’d think Lunafreya would have this vision. It would make more sense, as she’s the oracle. His son’s journey would have had an alternate future? Well, this only raises questions, such as why would Noctis have behaved in this manner. What would make him kill Lunafreya? We don’t have any hints in Final Fantasy XV that his bros were keeping him sane. You mean they were actually holding back his dark side? How? Is Noctis secretly a daemon? Does he have the power to be one? Why isn’t any of this hinted in the game? Who is the demon dog? Is it Ardyn, Ifrit or evil Pryna? If the latter, why doesn’t it have a mustache?
The biggest question: Does Insomnia have a subway?
Well, perhaps it isn’t the biggest question. But if Insomnia does, this subway isn’t in the game.
It’s surprising how many scenes Square Enix produced for Final Fantasy XV that didn’t appear in the finished product. Would we have had a bigger idea of what was going on had they added these concepts into the game? Obviously, this trailer is to remind us of Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Yet all of those concepts never appear in the
final finished Final Fantasy XV game. We have a lack of context for this trailer. Of course, the point of this trailer is to generate hype for the game. Its purpose isn’t to give away the game, but make us feel excited about it.