Beautiful. Did you hear that music? It's brilliant! It's like a blend of the very rhythmic Cryoshell stuff we've been treated to for the past few years and the MNOLG and animation music from the days of old!
I liked the old movies' music, but daaang. This right here... this is BIONICLE at its finest.
Some of the clips and concept art would seem to foreshadow that the BIONICLE of the past should not be discounted as a future plot element.
Also, the Mata Nui render seems to stylize the waist piece as similar to one of those Roman-style armored skirt, much like I have chosen to do in my drawings (which I need to finish and scan in... ).
To those who think BIONICLE has died, clearly they're counting their chickens before they hatch. The story continues to show that it's not somehow defying the ideas of the past, but that it's continually growing according to the standards set in place in 2001-- namely the notion of a biological/mechanical coexistence, and of course the mysterious Great Spirit Mata Nui.
Has the story been the same throughout? No, and it was never planned to be. I'm not sure how far the current storyline is planned, but like any avid follower of a story I'll put up with any amount of change, any amount of revelation. As long as we continue to find out what lies ahead...