Also, it was a neat trick. What people remember the most is the pre-rendered cut scene from the PSX version, even in this thread. The one that was shown to showcase the PS2 was not as good as the FMV was, but it was so impressive at the time, people remember it like that. |
If you don't remember (and I don't blame you) and here is the original PS2 reveal animations. Even with the bad video quality you can see how lacking the environment and polish is compared to the original and I would be rather shocked if you think the PS2 never got better models and animation than that render. It was a psychological trick because it was so much closer to FMV at the time that our brains interpreted it as close or near the same. And since this was only around 2000, it wasn't like most people high speed internet connections or there was a Youtube to easily upload a comparison video, to say the least of getting the images in the first place, since its not like the presentation was Ustreamed or something.
Crazy to think we regularly see scenes much more impressive than that cut scene real time these days (though obviously, not always as well choreographed). As a bonus, here's some behind the scenes motion capture footage of how they did that scene. Damn, now I want to play Final Fantasy VIII again.
Do dooo, do do do dooooo, rah rah raaaah, rah rah raaaah...
Edited by JinTypeNoir at 12:42:53 11-05-2013