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Which introduction to a game has left the biggest impression on you? I was thinking about what an impact some of these intro's have, that make you remember the game years after you've actually played it. By intro I mean the usual movie that starts you off, before you take control of your character in the game.

 

The intro that's left the biggest impression on me is from Gothic (not surprising perhaps):

 

 

(The video is actually part of a series of a guy who's recorded his entire playthrough of Gothic)

 

It's not often you start a game without a name, as a criminal and getting your butt kicked before you've even had control over your character!

 

 

The best intro I've seen is probably the intro to Last Ninja 3 on the Commodore 64:

 

 

Artistic masterpiece with GREAT music.

 

 

Feel free to add your own favourites, preferably with links.. :ermm:

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While I've only ever played the demo, the opening cinematic to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is awesome.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/8904.html

 

Blizzard has always produced amazing opening cinematics for the time the game was produced. I was especially amazed by the Diablo II intro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0kPXdtz_c4

Sometimes, especially after they announced WoW, I think Blizzard should stop making games and make cinematic movies.

 

Quake III had a pretty sweet intro.

 

As far as Infinity Engine games go, I think Icewind Dale took the cake. It wasn't flashy, but it had amazing atmosphere that set the tone and feeling of the rest of the game.

 

Fallout also had an incredible opening cinematic for its time.

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Here's a few good ones:

 

 

 

 

StarCraft Broodwar

 

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You know, I did not think the opening to Culpa Innata was that bad. Sure, it could have been better, but I would not have called it "horrible" - although I played the English and not the German version. :ermm:

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"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
-H. H. Munro

 

"Geez. It's like we lost some sort of bet and ended up saddled with a bunch of terrible new posters on this forum."

-Hurlshot

 

 

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:ermm::-:lol: :lol: damnit! ill need to fix that link to an english version.

 

(couldnt find a english version on youtube WTF!)

 

I did find the sequel trailer for Culpa Innata though!!!

Culpa Innata II: Chaos Rising

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Funny, I don't really remember that many game intros, even from games played regularly or recently.

 

Three that springs to mind would be Fallout, Tombraider (the original) and Heroes of Might and Magic 3. If only because they were unusually elaborate for the time period in which they were released.

 

I am more likely to remember game endings rather than intros.

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Ohhhh....the people who've been here a long time will know what I'll say, right? :ermm:

 

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Sure it's not all pretty like today's intros...but the fun metal tune and the trolls, man, the trolls!

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"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
-H. H. Munro

 

"Geez. It's like we lost some sort of bet and ended up saddled with a bunch of terrible new posters on this forum."

-Hurlshot

 

 

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