The beginning sets up the backstory to the Final Fantasy XV franchise with the mythos of the kingdom: the power of the crystal, a Empire run by Magitek. A skyscraper is shown to demonstrate technology. Prince Noctis went to get healed in addition because of his father.
And then: FIGHTING!
Warping is used abundantly just like in the demo of the game. The first 12 minutes are capped off by a Fire Demon.
The animation is probably the best ever something Final Fantasy outside of the games. The warping and magic animations are well done.
The voice over for the opening narration was good. I don’t know if it was the best combination of animation and voice over, but it was efficient.
Sony Pictures released the first 12 minutes on their site.