The acting, writing, voice over and scenes are so cheesy that it physically hurts to maintain eye contact with the video for longer than 5 seconds at a time.
Look, I’m all for artistic integrity and deep meanings, without spelling everything out for the audience; but this trailer is just far too cliche and cheesy to take seriously enough, to explore those deeper meanings. I have no idea what ArenaNet was trying to say, and frankly I’m not entirely sure that I care.
The most unfortunate thing about all of this, is that Guild Wars 2 is an incredible game that will, in all likelihood, change the template for mmo’s for years to come. Yet, with this trailer, you wouldn’t know it.