Best 'intro' scene in a game...

Posted by: ladyyve

Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/15/02 10:33 PM

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!????

Yvonne
Posted by: Advpuzlov

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 12:03 AM

Some of you may remember the introduction to BLACK DAHLIA. That sort of set the scene rather dramatically.
Posted by: colpet

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 06:21 AM

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.
Posted by: Kickaha

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 07:31 AM

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.
Posted by: Debra

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 07:56 AM

The Pandora Directive has a killer opening if you
know what I mean. eek
Posted by: JC

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 08:24 AM

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!
Posted by: Liz

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 10:44 AM

I must say i liked the intro to GK2 a lot........ happydance
Posted by: fov

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 11:49 AM

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.

smile emily
Posted by: Rowan

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 11:57 AM

GK2, Shivers 1, and also Lighthouse.
Posted by: Karin

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 12:20 PM

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..)

Karin
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 01:22 PM

Lighthouse and Myst have such excellent openings. I really liked GK3 and the new version of the GK theme song.

Laura
Posted by: mbc841

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 03:26 PM

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
Posted by: Witchen

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 04:16 PM

Cydonia/Lightbringer has a pretty darn good opening. Though its harder to remember the opening scenes from older games, Lighthouse is memorable for sure!
Posted by: qtPAT2t

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 04:53 PM

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
Posted by: Tristy

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 05:33 PM

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
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 06:50 PM

My two favorites are The Longest Journey and Syberia. thumbsup
Posted by: colpet

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 07:00 PM

Oh you are right, Space Quest Fan, I had forgotten about TLJ thumbsup
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 07:07 PM

The Longest Journey was the first one I thought of.

Also Legend of the Prophet. Remember that one?

And of course Myst - my first adventure game - little did I know where it would lead...
Posted by: mszv

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 07:10 PM

All of the aforementioned were wonderful, but it has to be (long pause, drum roll)...... Myst.

Still does it for me, after all these years.
Posted by: Bastet

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/16/02 08:11 PM

The scenes I liked most were Black Dahlia, The Longest Journey and Rama, but I have to say that Amber: Journey Beyond and Zork Nemesis have some of the most exciting opening scenes.
Posted by: tigger

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 03:23 AM

I just reloaded Zork Nemesis.. and was totally swept away by the intro!! I don't think I watched it first time round, too excited about playing the game!!

TLJ is good too, as is Syberia!

Hugs

Tig wave
Posted by: Bastet

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 08:18 AM

Tig, you are gonna have a great time with ZN! It's one of my Top 5! Have fun!
Posted by: Carolin

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 09:37 AM

I loved the intro to Broken Sword II, that mixture between todays Paris and ancient mayan was great.

Caroline
Posted by: Brian

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 11:04 AM

It only comes to mind because I recently completed it (and BAAGED for $1.99 at the local Babbages) but the intro to The Ward was one of the best I have seen in ages. While the game got average reviews, I truly enjoyed this title despite the presence of multple slider puzzles, which I generally hate.
Posted by: Gameman007

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 11:43 AM

Even though the game got only mediocre or worse reviews I think the intro to Temujin was one of the best (thoroughly enjoyed the game BTW inspite of those reviews!)also Ripper, and Byzantine should be added as well as all mentioned previously.

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Gaming New Year to All!!! thumbsup

Bill
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 11:57 AM

The intro to "Heart of Darkness" was great. Unfortunately I got bored with all the arcade stuff in the game itself.
Posted by: IBlade_IRunner

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 03:52 PM

2 games: Black Dahlia and Zork Nemesis
Posted by: JMK

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 05:28 PM

I wish I could remember the name, but I can't. There were several vampire games out 1 or 2 years ago, and one of them had an intro with the wagon carrying the vampire's coffin creaking through the winter forest. The hero, his wife and friend were watching from a vantage point. When they were ready to attack the vampire he nodded at the other guy and the next scene runs through the attack. It seemed so real, and really portrayed the atmosphere of waiting tension.

Jean
Posted by: ladyyve

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 05:30 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, YESSSSSS! Dracula, The Last Sanctuary! I had already forgotten about that one! Ooooooooo.... and the creepy funeral dirge music added to it, too!
Posted by: syd

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 07:14 PM

After all these years it's still the intro to Myst that I remember best. Second would be Discworld 2. smile
Posted by: granny

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 08:10 PM

I also love the opening of 'Ring', drifting in Space, listening to that magnificent music. thumbsup
Posted by: Mad

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 09:39 PM

Hi.

I think GK1 had a great opening AND the game actually lived up to it too bravo bravo bravo

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: Jenny

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 10:40 PM

Yvonne, that vampire scene was originally in Dracula Resurrection, and came straight from the end of Bram Stoker's famous novel "Dracula"...
Posted by: Marian

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 11:36 PM

Dust had a great opening scene...it set the mood perfectly for what was to follow.
Posted by: ladyyve

Re: Best 'intro' scene in a game... - 12/17/02 11:46 PM

ROFFFFFFFLLLLLLL! Thanks, Jenny! I knew it was 'one' of them! <G> All those vampire games are beginning to look alike! lol

Yvonne wave