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Best Game Openings?

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  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Deus Ex was awesome in so many ways, but the opening doesn't have much for those that havn't already played the game. Great music though. And if this thread were best game endings, Deus ex would win so hard.
    Deus Ex 2 (link), though, has one awesome opening. Pity the rest of the game doesn't match up to its predecessor

    Also, Suikoden 3 (link) has a beautiful intro. I really wish they'd go back to fully animated intros for their games instead of in-game engine shots, but I suppose hiring a studio costs quite a bit.

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  • Final_Assassin_42Final_Assassin_42 Registered User
    edited June 2007
    God of War. The graphics are really good, and the game starts out with a WTF??? moment.

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  • AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Motherfrickin' Soul Blade. The music is bloody awesome, and gets you pretty pumped up (even though it was a relatively slow paced battler).

    Also seconding DMC3, for the opening scene where Dante kicks ass everywhere in his office. The slow mo pool ball shooting still places a massive grin on my face every time.

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  • dhirschdhirsch Registered User regular
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  • xraydogxraydog Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Descent 3 is my favorite ever....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Ma7wL1vT4

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  • theclamtheclam Registered User
    edited June 2007
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  • SpeakeasySpeakeasy Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Holy crap, I forgot about Descent 3. I was speechless after both the finale to D2 and then seeing the resolution in that movie. Man did I feel good about beating that game (if you know what I mean).

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Did anyone mention C&C: Red Alert yet?

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  • polaris314polaris314 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    subedii wrote: »
    These threads seem to pop up every few months.

    Not that I'll complain about an excuse to link awesome :mrgreen: :

    "Whenever I smell asphalt, I think of Maureen" (Full Throttle)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PktBJ6HpNJQ

    .

    Oh man, I remember the first time I saw/heard that. Lucasarts could do no wrong for me back then.

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  • BearcatBearcat Registered User
    edited June 2007
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    edited June 2007
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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Yea shall not rob from the house I have built,
    or commit any theft or unrighteousness,
    lest yea be struck down and driven into the Earth forthwith,
    and the land of the heathen consume you.
    - The book of Stone

    Thief 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GySn6_aclAM

    He poured his children's eyes from glass
    and from steel wrought their hands
    that none could escape his judgement
    - The new scripture of the master builder

    Thief 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUxsgmJv-2c

    Both intros are made of win, purely for showing how you don't need rampaging polygons and crazy technology to make a really superlative intro.

    Oh, and one for nostalgia:

    Crusader: No Remorse/b]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvAt3hDcNT4

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  • BearcatBearcat Registered User
    edited June 2007
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    Wow, you fail.

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  • Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Shadow Hearts 1:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=MFq8t3AxPuw

    Drakengard 2:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=KDGnrCwEFD0
    Seriously amazing music.

    That's pretty much it. Both amazing, masterpiece titles, with great openings.

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Yeah, Im going to go with FFVIII that had the best opening I feel, also the music that goes with it "Liberati Fatali" is just to many kinds of awesome.
    Any Blizzard stuff is amazing too...

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  • themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    This thread makes me want to play Fallout.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Bearcat wrote: »
    subedii wrote: »

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    Wow, you fail.

    Bah, shut up pony boy. :P

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    subedii wrote: »
    Bearcat wrote: »
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    Wow, you fail.

    Bah, shut up pony boy. :P

    No way did you just reference The Outsiders.
    Right when I thought I pushed all remenants of that horrible movie out of my head...

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  • CheezyCheezy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Are you prepared to go all the way with this Alexei?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=EOEGudEoSW4

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  • Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    Here's an oldie for you kids.

    It Came From The Desert.

    In its day that was classed as cutting edge, actual recorded voice audio.. mad man.

    Plus, the b-movie style of the game was pure awesome.

    Ha! Another old bastard on here! I loved those Cinemaware games. It Came from the Desert, Rocket Ranger, Defender of the Crown, and the Three Stooges game. Classics.

    To get back on topic, many of the good ones are already posted, including Mechwarrior 2. But what about Mech 2 Mercenaries?

    Look at the bright side, kid. You get to keep all of the money.

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  • CG FaggotryCG Faggotry Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Pioneering. Put it in context, and there is no contest at the time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNeayv-OTK0

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I can't believe I forgot SMT.

    Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga 2, and Persona 2 being my favorites.

    But especially Nocturne's. Though I've watched DDS2's a ridiculous number of times.

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  • CraigopogoCraigopogo Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Baldur's Gate 1 has a good one, with Sarevok chasing a guy up to the top of a tower, then picking him up with one hand and tossing him off.

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  • delphinusdelphinus Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Pioneering. Put it in context, and there is no contest at the time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNeayv-OTK0

    yeah.
    thats pretty damn amazing for its time

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  • FatsFats Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Homeworld. Watching the camera sweep across the mothership as adagio for strings plays is one of those things that will be stuck in my mind forever.

    Full Throttle pulls a close second, man I love that game. Riiipburger, you're dumber than dirt!

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  • mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It has to be Chrono Cross for me. Seriously, that opening song is so damn beautiful it almost made me cry the first time I heard it. And once I understood the context of the things that were happening it made it so much better.

    Suikoden 3 is pretty damn close though. Geddoe = badass.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I was always partial to the intro to Wing Commander III. I can't count how many times I showed that to people.

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  • BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Well, if we count Intro levels, both God of Wars were amazing. So intense.

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  • Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Oh and Chrono Trigger's PSX intro destroys it's sequels' intro by sheer epic nostalgia and of course, the ever-better Chrono Trigger main theme:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=zqqqtzppvU4

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    TIE Fighter.
    "This rebel stronghold has no hope of escape...commence the attack"

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

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  • SliverSliver Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=jGxVKesK194

    Wild Arms 2. Opening to disk 2.

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  • tony_importanttony_important Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I'm too lazy to find a video, but the intro for Katamari Damacy gave me a seizure because of pure awesome.

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  • Samir Duran DuranSamir Duran Duran Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Cheezy wrote: »
    Are you prepared to go all the way with this Alexei?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=EOEGudEoSW4

    That and the final cinematic are incredible.

    Also, Marius is a little bitch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNRyaeT7now

    Best cinematic in D2.

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  • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I'm too lazy to find a video, but the intro for Katamari Damacy gave me a seizure because of pure awesome.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpFFzWPzA2c

    It is cool. :)

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  • MasoniteMasonite Registered User
    edited June 2007
    jabrams007 wrote: »
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver had an amazing opening cinematic. If anyone could post a link to a video of it, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
    Masonite wrote: »
    I was just thinking of this the other day: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7774948682966405894

    I probably should have labeled it.

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  • Shooter McgavinShooter Mcgavin Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I'll just go with God of War 2. That one's a safe bet.

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  • FirebrandFirebrand Registered User
    edited June 2007
    see317 wrote: »
    TIE Fighter.
    "This rebel stronghold has no hope of escape...commence the attack"

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

    I was gonna post that. Fun fact, the guy who does the voiceover for the Emperor there also did the voices for Dr Fred (Day of the Tentacle) and Dr Loboto (Psychonauts), and also played the Russian president on season 5 of "24". Also played that psychic on Lost.

    Speaking of Day of the Tentacle, that one has a great intro too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HaYZsc66Bk

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