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Offline Fury

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The original Freelancer intro in better quality: http://jack-cole.com/files/flintro.wmv
(I hate windows media though...)

 

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Yeah i know, The second link is the extended one. :D

 

Offline Flipside

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Also worth an honourable mention is, again, Rise of Legends ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRh1niAmrkc

 
Freespace 1 nuff said
DoW has a good intro
Mechwarrior 3

Honourable mention goes to Duke Nukem 3d (because its Duke ****ing Nukem) and Prince of Persia series for quality of cinematics
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Offline Davros

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IT HAS TO BE THIS ONE - INDEPENDANCE WAR (all 13 minutes of it)

Here you are you lucky people :

http://media.putfile.com/IWar

 

Offline brozozo

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Simple enough. Nominate yours. If you can actually track it down via YouTube or similar all the better.

Mine goes to MechCommander.

"Clear the channels, I have enemy contact!" totally owns as a line in anything.

The cinematic after the human campaign in Warcraft 3 is amazing. That's probably the best direction I've ever seen in any video game cinematic. The Brood War opening cinematic also gets major props. Poor Space Marine...

 

Offline Ghostavo

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Armies of Exigo had a kickass intro, even though I hated the game itself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmc7aPiajvA
"Closing the Box" - a campaign in the making :nervous:

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Starcraft Brood War's opening will be awarded a cake.

Honorable Mention: MechWarrior 4.



Funniest: Descent 3. Something about a Pyro GX being cut open by a giant saw is just freaking hilarious! :wakka:
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 

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Besides the obvious FS1/2, I'll throw a vote in for Descent II (that asteroid field kicked ass) and Descent 3 (I still tear up when that GX falls into the star...).

And, just like the soundtrack thread, I'm surprised no one's mentioned Shadow of the Colossus.  No English dialogue, little text, next to no story setup...yet it creates the most amazing ambience and manages to suck you right into the game. :)

(Honorable mention for Age of Mythology, just because I can. :D)

 

Offline CP5670

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Mission Critical for me, although FS1 comes very close. The C&C one (the guy flipping through TV channels) also deserves mention just for originality. :D

 

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Wow, the Independance War one IS good.  Hadn't seen it before (played IW2 but not 1), so thanks.  Man, we need a president with that voice, that'd be awesome. :D

 

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IT HAS TO BE THIS ONE - INDEPENDANCE WAR (all 13 minutes of it)

Here you are you lucky people :

http://media.putfile.com/IWar


The true commonwealth !!!

None of that andromeda crap.  I-War 1 is the only I-War worth playing........... The intro is like a recruiting advert, Clay is a hero  :(

 

Offline Fury

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Wow, the Independance War one IS good.  Hadn't seen it before (played IW2 but not 1), so thanks.  Man, we need a president with that voice, that'd be awesome. :D
Yeah, I missed the first I-War too. :(

 
The original Freelancer intro in better quality: http://jack-cole.com/files/flintro.wmv
(I hate windows media though...)

They stole the Wrath of Khan music for the intro!?

 

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It's been said but Freespace 1 is the only intro that has ever given me chills from watching it.

FS2 intro is a bit dull to be honest, but the ending sequence more than makes up for it.

 

Offline IPAndrews

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They stole the Wrath of Khan music for the intro!?

It's a classic sci-fi tradition. There's this one piece of music Horner did that was used in Battle Beyond the Stars, Ice Pirates, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom, and something else that was so obscure I can't even remember what it was now.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Battle Beyond the Stars,



 :lol: What a piece of crap that was..........

 
IT HAS TO BE THIS ONE - INDEPENDANCE WAR (all 13 minutes of it)

Here you are you lucky people :

http://media.putfile.com/IWar


Beautiful! Just plain beautiful!

 

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can that vid be uploaded to youtube? for some reason the colors go all crazy on the putfile video :/
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