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#124537 - 12/15/02 10:33 PM Best 'intro' scene in a game...
ladyyve Offline
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Ok, so being as Tigger brought up the best 'packaging' art on a game, my thoughts immediately went to the best or rather the most exciting opening scene! :-) There have been a lot of those, I know, but I'm referring to one that gets you all excited and gives you goosebumps or makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! <VBG>

I'm sooooo torn on this, but the one that stays in my mind the most is the one from Traitor's Gate!!! The sound of a jet landing at the Heathrow airport... wow! Then on to the debriefing room. Love that Mission Impossible stuff!

So which one got you all pumped up!????


#124538 - 12/16/02 12:03 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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Some of you may remember the introduction to BLACK DAHLIA. That sort of set the scene rather dramatically.
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#124539 - 12/16/02 06:21 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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These 2 are off the top of my head, I may think of others later.
The opening scene in Syberia was magical. I watched it a few times. I also thought the begining of Darkfall very intense, it grabs your interest and sets the tone admirably.

#124540 - 12/16/02 07:31 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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The opening in "Syberia" was great (for me it was all downhill after that.)

"Legacy of Time" had a great opening (and also a great closing) scene.
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#124541 - 12/16/02 07:56 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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The Pandora Directive has a killer opening if you
know what I mean. eek
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#124542 - 12/16/02 08:24 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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The best intro for a game was the song "That's Death" at the start of Discworld 2. I restarted that game at least 25 times just to hear the song and watch the skeleton's dance!

#124543 - 12/16/02 10:44 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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I must say i liked the intro to GK2 a lot........ happydance

#124544 - 12/16/02 11:49 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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this is not an adventure game, but my favorite intro for a game is Final Fantasy 8. i often load that game up just to watch the intro. when i first got my new computer (replacing a dinky laptop) and saw the intro in all its glory, i almost cried. really!

i used to do the same with the intro movie for KQ6 years ago when it first came out.

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#124545 - 12/16/02 11:57 AM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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GK2, Shivers 1, and also Lighthouse.

#124546 - 12/16/02 12:20 PM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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And I fell into the chasm.. the stars were swirling around me..

Myst, of course, that intro still gives me goosebumps. A part of it is probably that being a lover of books, I also love the idea that books can open and transport me to totally different world (which, as a matter of fact, is what they do when I read them as well..)


#124547 - 12/16/02 01:22 PM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
gatorlaw Offline
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Lighthouse and Myst have such excellent openings. I really liked GK3 and the new version of the GK theme song.


#124548 - 12/16/02 03:26 PM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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To this day the opening that gives me goosebumps and really excites me is the opening sequence to "Stonekeep". Right behind that would be "Myst", "Shivers" and "Lighthouse". I think I'll always remember the TRAILER to "Lighthouse" as being the best, but that's for another thread. smile
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#124549 - 12/16/02 04:16 PM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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Cydonia/Lightbringer has a pretty darn good opening. Though its harder to remember the opening scenes from older games, Lighthouse is memorable for sure!

#124550 - 12/16/02 04:53 PM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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Has to be Shivers because that was my very first game... I got the same kind of charge that I got hearing the sound of the computer being connected to the internet for the first time... so thrilling and new!! (Now of course, I mute it! LOL!) Loved the beginning of Syberia too, but so sad!! Also loved Morpheus... who knew where that snowy landscape would lead inside that ship... that game still gives me goose bumps, it's so wonderful... also love Beyond Atlantis!! bravo

#124551 - 12/16/02 05:33 PM Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game...
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned The Longest Journey intro yet! I thought that was the greatest, set the game up really well, and got me all excited about what was to come. happydance happydance happydance

Can't think of any others right now. laugh

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