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Favourite cutscene?

Introductory cutscene (FS1)
19 (37.3%)
Ancients 1
1 (2%)
Laboratory
2 (3.9%)
Command Briefing
0 (0%)
Ancients 2
0 (0%)
Hall fight
5 (9.8%)
Ancients 3
0 (0%)
Ancients 4
0 (0%)
Ancients 5
0 (0%)
Campaign End (FS1)
5 (9.8%)
Introductory cutscene (FS2)
7 (13.7%)
Monologue 1
0 (0%)
GTVA Colossus
2 (3.9%)
Monologue 2
1 (2%)
Monologue 3
1 (2%)
Monologue 4
0 (0%)
Bastion dies
3 (5.9%)
Campaign end: Alpha 1 survived
2 (3.9%)
Campaign end: Alpha 1 died
3 (5.9%)

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Offline asyikarea51

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I think Snail got it spot-on for the Bastion cutscene: anti-climatic.

Maybe the pilots in the scene didn't care because they weren't old enough to serve on that ship? Compared to us behind the 4th wall, we all knew what it was, and what we did (final launch to wipe out the Lucifer) while serving a tour of duty with it...

Perhaps the cutscene was directed more towards the player out-of-universe, and not towards any of the characters in it... :doubt:
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I would have thought command would have had something to say about it.
I mean, it's the ship that launched the squadron that destroyed the Lucifer, meaning it basically was the ship that destroyed the Lucifer as far as history knows (and the pilots that did it were in Sol so the Bastion would have been the closest thing they had).

Well, maybe by that time they were so scared ****less by the Shivan Juggernaut Fleet that they didn't even care about a symbol of their history anymore.
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Offline General Battuta

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Most great ships either get tossed in a museum or torn down for scrap.

The great thing about FreeSpace is how dark and utilitarian it is. As :v: said, you're a cog in a vast machine.

 

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Yeah, I was thinking more of the museum route for it rather than. "Oh lets use it to blow up a node, whopee."
I guess it does help create the dark and utilitarian atmosphere.
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Offline Dilmah G

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Most great ships either get tossed in a museum or torn down for scrap.
Or scuttled in the Scapa Flow. :D
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Most great ships either get tossed in a museum or torn down for scrap.

The great thing about FreeSpace is how dark and utilitarian it is. As :v: said, you're a cog in a vast machine.
They said that just to justify the massive failure tag ¬.¬
"Neutrality means that you don't really care, cuz the struggle goes on even when you're not there: Blind and unaware."

"We still believe in all the things that we stood by before,
and after everything we've seen here maybe even more.
I know we're not the only ones, and we were not the first,
and unapologetically we'll stand behind each word."

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I think Snail got it spot-on for the Bastion cutscene: anti-climatic.

On the contrary. This is the perfect capstone to the Bastion's career of saving everything that can be saved. And as Battuta noted, the Bastion was given a chance to die well, which is more than most retired warships get.
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Offline Dilmah G

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Yeah. Personally, I didn't find it anticlimatic at all, I thought it was bloody great to have stopped those bastards with the coolest Orion evar. I did kinda feel sad though, such a powerful ship going under.
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Offline Snail

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You don't understand what I mean. I thought that the idea of the Bastion being used to blow up a node was a fitting end to a fine ship, but the way the cutscene did it made it seem really pointless.

 

Offline asyikarea51

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I'm just keeping an open mind. I never really thought that deep into it like you guys do. :nervous:
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Offline Dilmah G

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Yeah, neither did I until one day I got the stupid idea to join HLP.

:D

Just kidding. I <3 you guys.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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You don't understand what I mean. I thought that the idea of the Bastion being used to blow up a node was a fitting end to a fine ship, but the way the cutscene did it made it seem really pointless.

Was it too short?
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Offline Snail

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Watching it again I think the main problem I had with it was the dialogue...

 

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I think Snail got it spot-on for the Bastion cutscene: anti-climatic.

Maybe the pilots in the scene didn't care because they weren't old enough to serve on that ship? Compared to us behind the 4th wall, we all knew what it was, and what we did (final launch to wipe out the Lucifer) while serving a tour of duty with it...

Perhaps the cutscene was directed more towards the player out-of-universe, and not towards any of the characters in it... :doubt:

Well, all pilots knew what the Bastion did at the end of the Great War even if none of them served aboard that ship. It was so important for both the Terran and Vasudan species... and that seemed irrilevant for the pilots who eyewitnessed its destruction.

 

Offline General Battuta

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I think Snail got it spot-on for the Bastion cutscene: anti-climatic.

On the contrary. This is the perfect capstone to the Bastion's career of saving everything that can be saved. And as Battuta noted, the Bastion was given a chance to die well, which is more than most retired warships get.

I'm with this dude.

Watching it again I think the main problem I had with it was the dialogue...

The fate of humanity was on the line. Again. The best benediction the Bastion could have ever had was the pilots escorting it focusing on their jobs.

There was no time for sentimentality.

 

Offline Mobius

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Not even after the noble destruction of the Bastion? Maybe the problem here is that the cutscene ends when the Bastion explodes, and no words of hope coming from the pilots can be listened.

 

Offline General Battuta

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The mission itself had a pilot reflecting on the Bastion's history.

She was told to shut up and focus.

I think it's apropos. This is FreeSpace, not Metal Gear Solid.

 

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Whatever you say sir.

 

Offline potterman28wxcv

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The FS1 intro is really amazing  :)  And I think it's the best intro I ever saw in a game

The fight in the Shivan cruiser is good too  :)

And another cutscene I like is the Briefing for capturing the Taranis

In FS2, I didn't complete all of the campaign (shame on me  :eek: ), but I like the Colossus introduction.

 

Offline Dilmah G

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The mission itself had a pilot reflecting on the Bastion's history.

She was told to shut up and focus.

I think it's apropos. This is FreeSpace, not Metal Gear Solid.
Exactly.


This is what I love about Freespace. It isn't about hopeless melodrama, or overly emotional wankers who should never have received a commission.

The pilots are professionals. And they act like it, 100% of the time. I'd be honoured to fly with them.
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The word 'Yo' is only ever to be used as a singular greeting.
It is considered an insult to destroy a perfectly acceptable greeting by misuse. A 'Yo-Yo' is a toy spun from the index finger by small children and enthusiasts,
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BlackMan: Maybe if you turned into pedobear you'd be more of a threat