(As posted at Guildwars2.com Forum)
The cinematics team really knocked it out of the park. The June team took some chances with the noir feel, writing style, and design and art choices. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it would be received. Glad that some folks are “getting” the concept, as it’s not as common in fantasy MMOs.
This is a very artistic and original part of GW2. Who cares if it’s not common in fantasy MMOs? That’s what ORIGINALITY and CREATIVITY means that the common MMOs are missing.
Don’t second guess yourselves.
If you will follow what is common then your work will be compared and will always fall short.
Stay positive, original and creative. I personally don’t want to feel like playing the same game that I left for GW2.