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Offline TESLA

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What is the best game intro ever?
Just a random Q that got stuck on my head, after reading the other thread on best games that wowed you.


What games had the best intro or even trailer that got you really interested in playing it!


For me, it would have to be Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Einstein, Hitler, The Hell March, deadly!!!!!

Other worthy ones would be "World In Conflict"  or "Republic: The Revolution"
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Colony Wars 2: Vengeance had a very cool intro cutscene. Same thing for CW 3: Red Sun. :)
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Me love the Homeworld Intro long time.

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Mechwarrior 3 was great. Ground Control. World in Conflict. Freelancer.

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Hrm...

Starcraft: Brood War!

Will post others if I recall.

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Me love the Homeworld Intro long time.


yeah that was pretty cool!
Reminds me of the Nexus intro: here
and Freelancer: here
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
1. MW 3
2. MC 1
3. MW 4 ( the game is crap compared to MW 3, but the intro was cool )
4. Homeworld
5. Gothic
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Diablo 2

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
FS1 (better than FS2) ~ good suspense and voice acting
Raptor - Call of the Shadows ~  Blistering soundtrack especially for a dos game
Mechwarrior 3 ~ über macho narrative and good tension
Ground Controll II

Probably more
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Dawn of War
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
As for FS1 versus FS2,

I like everything in the FS1 intro but the guy's eyes. They should either have made them better-looking (considering they are so central to the movie), or not focuses on them so much (considering they are so bad-looking). Or a mix.

FS2's intro... well, let's just say it was my criticism of some scenes from it that earned me my custom title "I'm a spoiled n00b who expects every game to have 2008-era graphics". Of course, they changed it when 2009 came, but... whatever. The scenes were: the explosion of the GTB Medusa which is hit by a missile, and the fiery explosion as the Lucifer's beam impales the Orion. Oh, and the fire on the Faustus and on the Herc as it spiraled to its cloudy demise.

Either way, they're both pretty good.



As for intros in general:

(unordered list)
  • Dawn of War
  • StarCraft: Brood War
  • FreeSpace/FreeSpace 2
  • The teaser for StarCraft II with Zeratul
  • Oh yeah, Raptor was good (for its time)
  • Descent 3, for the most part

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?

Empire Earth - I always really liked the intro... even better than the game sometimes.
FreeSpace - Favorite intro, favorite game.
Tachyon - I seriously think it was because of the guy looking out into space from a window.
Civ III - It was a cool spirally thing of history.
Assassin's Creed - Disappearing into the crowed of monks, didn't see that coming!


That's all that come to mind as far as intro's go. 
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Star Control II. (The original intro is better than the 3do one, IMO).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3guaqAj5EVM&feature=PlayList&p=D8A9F58D69334972&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2

That reminds me...

GEX for 3DO had a great intro.
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Warhammer 2

the bold guy is just  :eek2:
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood.  Scary as frak.  The Zuul are some of the scariest and most evil bastards ever.
Starcraft: Brood War for awesome.  I just wish I could equip my Marines with missile launchers like they had in the intro.
Freespace for atmosphere.
Total Annihilation.  Who doesn't like a war that has lasted for millennia and consumed the resources of an entire galaxy?

Nothing else has really ever got my attention.  Dawn of War's intro was cool, but marred by the poor tactics the Blood Ravens displayed.  A tactical squad should never leave cover to charge a mob of Slugga Boyz, especially if they have an assault-cannon-equipped Dreadnought there with them.
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
I'll also submit Half-Life 2, even though it doesn't really have an independent "intro."

 
Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Uhm... The Supcom ones come to mind. Definetly not the best.

Duke Nukem Forever was pretty good.

Freespace was good...

I dunno.
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
The answer is of course the intro to Independance War
enjoy the greatness all 13 minutes of it

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7QuM4kI9ts

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDD33aivOxI

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
FS1 gets my vote by some distance.
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
I'll jump on the FS1 bandwagon as well.  Poor Lt. Ash's hysterics sent chills up my spine the first time, and every time afterwards.  Descent II also gets a vote for the first true opening cinematic I can remember seeing, and Descent 3's made for an excellent resolution to the cliffhanger its predecessor left.  ICO and Shadow of the Colossus also get nods for how they represented the beautifully cinematic atmospheres that each game was steeped in.