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Offline mxlm

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Mechwarrior 2 and its expansion sets, for instance.
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Now, the weird thing was, that intro clearly screwed up a bunch of stuff the game itself got right. Clanners using contractions, for instance.

Probably done by an outside house?

 

Offline eliex

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Probably the original Dawn of War intro for the sheer atmosphere and capturing the zealousness of the Space Marines.
The SCII one, although the actual intro is quite boring, I can't help but admire the graphics.

 

Offline CP5670

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Both FS intros are still among the best I have seen. Apart from those, some of my favorites are Mission Critical, C&C and Megarace, for varying reasons. :D

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Picking one introduction (or anything, for that matter) as the 'best ever' is impossible. There are too many factors to take into consideration.

As for trailers that get your attention: this.

 

Offline mxlm

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Now, the weird thing was, that intro clearly screwed up a bunch of stuff the game itself got right. Clanners using contractions, for instance.

In hindsight, it's amazing how much effort was put into capturing the feel of the BT universe. At least within the game itself. Didn't it have lengthy excerpts from the sourcebooks and novels dealing with the War of Refusal?

Then again, those were the days when Jane's relaxed realism titles had manuals that were hundreds of pages in length, so...
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Still the FS1 intro over here. The Lucifer appearing right in your face... as scary as Doom 3's central premise or even worse, if only for a few seconds...
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
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FS1(Best)
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Offline Falcon

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World in Conflict definitely, very awesome intro, wish they had done it with the rest of the cinematics in game though.
Liked the opening intro in Descent II even though it was short.
Age of Empires had a cool intro as well.
Mechwarrior 4 intro also wins.

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World in Conflict definitely, very awesome intro, wish they had done it with the rest of the cinematics in game though.


Did you buy the add-on pack for it? I was disappointed to how short it was (not to mention the lack of availability)
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Offline Vidmaster

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As for trailers that get your attention: this.
Portal is legendary. Including legendary for this trailer.
Another brilliant trailer. I do not only believe the game will obliterate any bar set by similar ones but also be the most cinematic action experience to date.

Back to intros:
Crysis has a mad intro. Or God of War titles of course. Blizzard's games usually have one too.
The Aquanox Series has brilliant cinematics and the intros are wonderful (although the english translation isn't very well done).
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Crysis' intro actually struck me as very poor because it wasn't able to effectively integrate its gameplay videos with its renders...and the gameplay vids looked horrible.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
Gotta second that. Crysis' pre-rendered FMV stuck out like a sore thumb and its gameplay segments managed to actually make the game look bad (I don't know how they managed that.)

 

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The FS1 intro is one of the most memorable video game experience I've ever had...
And the first time I saw it I was like 10 years old, scared the crap outa me. XD

 

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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
My current top 6 of game intros... (with youtube links - except for FS & FS2)

1. FallOut

2. Freespace

3. Freespace 2

4. Legacy Of Kain: Definace

5. Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver II

6. The Witcher
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Offline Enzo03

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I liked FS1's intro MUCH BETTER than FS2's. Everything was well polished, especially for that era...


...'cept Lieutenant Ash's eye!!! That eye still bothers me because it's ugly - just a texture! It should have been modeled and made shiny and stuff but NOPE... they just used that texture... other than that it was a great cutscene.

As far as "best ever", I don't really know. I can't decide :P
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Re: What is the best game intro ever?
I war, Starlancer, Freelancer, Wing Commander 4. . Total annihilation (for its time) and so many more i've forgotten. . .

 

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Offline eliex

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...'cept Lieutenant Ash's eye!!! That eye still bothers me because it's ugly - just a texture! It should have been modeled and made shiny and stuff but NOPE... they just used that texture... other than that it was a great cutscene.

Remember at that time such a texture would have been . . . "shiny" at that point. In any case, the emphasis on the eye was required for the effect.
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Offline Leeko

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

MW2 & 4
both FS intros
C&C:RA, RA2, and Yuri's Revenge were all great (Hell March!)
Dawn of War
WoW: Wrath of the Lich King