Should I have waited until the game comes out for consoles on Tuesday to watch this, part one of the Dark Souls II prologue? Probably. But what's done is done.
If you're on the fence, there's talk of the usual subjects -- lost humanity, feeding on souls -- and an introduction to the kingdom of Drangleic that gets cut short. It's going to be part two of the game's pre-rendered opening sequence that delves into deep spoiler territory, I'm willing to bet.
There's a lot to live up to. I just went back and rewatched Dark Souls' prologue for the first time in a long time and good lord is it something with proper context.