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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Duke Nukem Forever was pretty good.

Wait, what?

Edit: Also, same here as far as this:
Descent II [was] the first true opening cinematic I can remember seeing

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
In no particular order:

StarCraft: Brood War
FreeSpace 1
MechWarrior 3
MechWarrior 4 (Mercenaries gets extra points: see sig)
Call of Duty 4

I'm sure more will come to me.

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
CoD 4
Half-Life 2
Ace Combat 4+
Final Fantasy VII, X, and XII
And +1 for FreeSpace 1 (Although FS2's intro was pretty damn impressive back in 1999, it lacks the sheer emotional punch of FS1's intro)
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
I always liked the intro to Oblivion, seemed very movie-esque, especially with the epic music and the pan over the city.

The FS intros are up there too.

 
Re: What is the best game intro ever?
FS1
C&C RA 2+3
Fallout 2

 

Offline Mikes

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Another one for Independence War 1. Simply superb all around and creating a perfect atmosphere for the actual game. - An intro without equal even today, imho.
It's really amazing how far along they were with animated characters and movie sequences already back in that day. ... and nowadays no one seems to care anymore about making a good intro anyways lol.


Also, Wing Commander 2-4 of course. Hard to beat the "big cinema feel" of these games. (and yes, i'm including WC2 in this. It was still 2d cutscenes, but already did include a fully featured storyline (unlike WC1). And the opening sequence was just awesome back in the day as well hehe)


As far as Freespace goes i found the Intros to be ok/decent, but nothing spectacular. Spectacular came later as you actually played heh.

 

Offline Enigmatic Entity

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
FS1 for a game-style intro.
FS2 for a more cinematic intro.

I haven't seen any others that I can comment on... ;)
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Offline TESLA

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Love the World in Conflict intro / trailer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0tXBs0PWE
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
No love for Sins of a Solar Empire?

It's not so much about it's graphics (it is composed of "paintings" with the occasional moving bit), but the atmosphere.  When the intro was over I was moved to say. "Wow...that was intense."
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Total Annihilation hand down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6mZZiI4ShQ

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
I thought the Sins intro was a bit silly.

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Total Annihilation hand down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6mZZiI4ShQ
What? What's so hands down about that? Seems bloody generic.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Yeah, although TA is allegedly great (haven't played it), that wasn't much of an intro.

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
guys you have to remember TA is early - mid 90s and for its time it was a very advanced intro in terms of graphics and the fact it was voiced over, if its generic its because of the number of times its been emulated sice by other games

Dune 2 had a good intro
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Oh, come on, there were much better intros from the early nineties. Mechwarrior 2 and its expansion sets, for instance.

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Urm mine are
Z, one of the funniest intros ever!
Warcraft2 & 3, Starcraft, broad war, ghost SC2 teaser of intro, Diablo 2.
C&C red alert.
mark of Chaos
Dark Omen
Total Annihilation
Warhammer online
Deadspace
Realms of the Haunting, without a doubt one of the best ever in my opinion.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
I thought the Sins intro was a bit silly.

You weren't the only one.
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Offline Roanoke

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Quake2. Probably because it was the first PC intro I ever saw. Otherwise, I dunno, Gran Turismo ?