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Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:59 pm
by Joe Boy 1986
With the recent re-release of my favourite final fantasy, VIII; I marvelled at how much I love the opening cinematic.
Opening cinematic's, for the most part, set the tone for game, giving information about game and what you're about to dive into.



What are yours?

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:16 pm
by ewjim


This is one of my faves, the opening to Bioshock - also if anyone has played Infinite's DLC content...... ! :o

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:42 pm
by Joe Boy 1986
ewjim wrote:

This is one of my faves, the opening to Bioshock - also if anyone has played Infinite's DLC content...... ! :o


ooooph, the bio shock opening is delicious. The Andrew Ryan monologue and seeing the city scape open up was unreal the first time around.

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:30 pm
by ewjim
Did you play the downloads for Infinite?

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:57 pm
by Joe Boy 1986
ewjim wrote:Did you play the downloads for Infinite?


I have. Can't remember the intro though. Link?

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:25 pm
by T Moleman
There can be only 1!

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:34 pm
by ewjim
Joe Boy 1986 wrote:
ewjim wrote:Did you play the downloads for Infinite?


I have. Can't remember the intro though. Link?


Nooo not the intro but the ending to Burial at Sea... don't want to spoil it for anyone else

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 pm
by Jack_Neuro
The opening title for Streetfighter 4.
"i can feel it coming over me, i feel it all around me..."
Great game and great attract screen. :)

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:51 pm
by Toasty!Fresh
Soul Blade has to be a strong contender for the greatest intro of all time.

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:21 am
by Joe Boy 1986
As far as telling a story, Soul Reaver had it all on the PS1. The graphics still hold up surprisingly well.


Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:34 am
by Joe Boy 1986
ewjim wrote:
Joe Boy 1986 wrote:
ewjim wrote:Did you play the downloads for Infinite?


I have. Can't remember the intro though. Link?


Nooo not the intro but the ending to Burial at Sea... don't want to spoil it for anyone else


Oh the way it ties in with the original. YAS. very good. The lore of the original Bioshock is excellent. Have you read the book, Rapture? It's a mix of detailed diaries of the people that build it and its fall into chaos. very good

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:20 am
by ewjim
No I haven't, one day... one day!

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:28 am
by Bizzgeburt
Joe Boy 1986 wrote:With the recent re-release of my favourite final fantasy, VIII; I marvelled at how much I love the opening cinematic.
Opening cinematic's, for the most part, set the tone for game, giving information about game and what you're about to dive into.



What are yours?


After your call on the community page I wanted to submit my fav openic scene, but DAMN, it's your's! Final Fantasy VIII was the first opening that came in my mind, too ! ;-) magical

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:09 pm
by fierybirdything
First intro that immediately comes to mind is the Banjo-Kazooie opening. Such a jolly, fun intro, and with a catchy tune, too.

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:57 am
by Zeldacollector
i think my personal best opening is MGS5 Ground Zeroes. 2nd best maybe snes FF6 opening.

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:01 pm
by Lord Innit
fierybirdything wrote:First intro that immediately comes to mind is the Banjo-Kazooie opening. Such a jolly, fun intro, and with a catchy tune, too.

Diddy Kong Racing springs to mind for me for pretty much the same reason.

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:13 pm
by dgrant
Yep, my first thought was Soul Blade, then I thought "no, it'll not be as good as I remember". Quick visit to youtube and there it was in all it's bonkers glory. I confess, I watched it three times again :)

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:23 pm
by n-g-m
I like the vast majority of Star Wars games that begin with the opening crawl. I think the first one that blew me away (musically that is) was Shadows of the Empire on N64. It sounded identical to the cinema soundtrack. Previously I'd played the Super Star Wars games on SNES - which sounded OK - and the NES one :lol:

Still get a little tingle just when the pause between "A long time ago in a galaxy far away...." followed by the first chord of the main theme.

Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:10 pm
by Joe Boy 1986
The World Cup 98 intro was a thing of beauty and they picked the most late-90s song they could have found for the sequence.


Re: Best Opening Video / Cinematic?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:02 am
by Jack_Neuro
Shadow of the Beast 2 on the Amiga.
Game was so-so but the intro was the Amiga showing of it's capabilities.
Also The Settlers, again on the Amiga.
Unlike Shadow of the Beast 2, the Settlers was great.