If there's one thing Final Fantasy XIV got right the first time, its the beautifully crafted character models, animations and spell effects that make an MMO world alive. In the A Realm Reborn rerelease this standard of quality remains, as this new 100% gameplay trailer can prove. There's also two a good number of new gameplay screenshots to peruse, as well.
In the trailer, a party of mercenaries gather and adventure through a dungeon -- ultimate encountering the dragon at its heard. Naturally, each of the mercenaries is decked out in very stylish (and likely difficult to obtain) armors, casting their strongest and most dazzling spells which are likely not the efficient way to kill dragon boss. Hell, they certainly look good doing it, though.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has yet to receive an official release date, though we assume it's still slated for fall/winter 2012. Suspiciously absent from the "gameplay" trailer was the UI -- you know, that important interface that was obsolete beyond repair at launch. Hopefully Square Enix will show us some footage that's more hands-on and involved to help pull back in the MMO faithful.
A Realm Reborn gameplay trailer - Youtube