I don't care what they say, that is so an angel coming from the sky. Look at the visual symbolism! The stain glass angel lights up from the light. That's exactly what filmmakers do, and I have a degree in filmmaking.
Noones gonna pay attention to this post anyway, because I disnt include a screenshot.
Also you people have probably datamined all this anyway, which I don't wish to read.
Im glad im not seeing it here, but on Youtube and official forums some ppl really dont get it and say things like "nothing new, just some pencil drawings" - thats kind of annoying. I really think the cinematic is all it needs to be, considering it just sets up the start and the mood of the game and there are 25 mins more of cinematics to look forward to in the game.
The cinematic is superb. Never doubted it would be. Hell, with all the spoilers out there already about THE ENTIRE STORYLINE OF THE GAME before the game itself even has a release date, they weren't exactly going to surprise us content-wise, but the production value is nonetheless top notch. Only problem was the cinematic wasn't the not only reason we were watching or the only reason why Diablo hit so late in the show after numerous other world premieres. We want (and dare I say deserved) a release date. Guess Blizzard's goal was to get people really interested for something that they can't really look forward to all that much because they don't know WHEN they can get it. Waiting for the release date and following the development of this game makes me feel like I'm watching grass grow particularly given the tiny beta pool. It's just amazing that a game that was due out by the end of the year up until about 3 months ago can't even be stamped with a release date yet and we're almost at the end of the year. Everybody wants a finished game, but people don't want to be strung along and made to fell unappreciated in the process. If I owned stock in the company, I'd want ANSWERS. WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG!!!!!!! After this many YEARS of waiting, I'm impatient. Sue me.
Blizzard: No, no, please don't go away! Look, here, you can have this opening cinematic. It's free! Take it! Just...please don't move on to other things...we're working hard now I swear.
I doubt Blizzard has any fear that D3 won't sell well. Diablo as a gaming series transcends the need for any kind of advertising. If anything, they are giving us the info they have simply because they want to. With or without all the data we have seen to date (gameplay videos, battle.net database, etc), it'll still sell a huge amount of copies.