What’s the Best Video Game Trailer Ever?

I was going to write about something completely different today, but while watching The Flash during lunch, I happened to catch a commercial that had me in awe. It literally gave me tingles.

After finding it on YouTube and watching it another 10 times, I realized I had to write about it, even though I’m not sure what to say.

You see, I don’t play video games. I have nothing against them at all–really, I’m missing out on an incredible form of art and entertainment. I just don’t make time for it.

But I really enjoy video game trailers. The sense of mystery and story and immersion is incredible in some of them. And they’re often paired with the absolute perfect piece of music.

Well, that’s definitely the case in this music trailer for Final Fantasy XV. It’s like Stranger Things combined with titans and heroes and swords. It’s about standing up for your friends despite the odds. It’s about finding strength and magic in yourself.

The editor found the absolute perfect moment to kick Florence and the Machine’s rendition of “Stand by Me” into high gear. Do you get the chills at that moment? Man, it’s so good.

If you have one, what’s your favorite video game trailer?