Your favorite intro to a game....

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  1. Dan_D

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    Easily one of the best ever. Additionally the three Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic intros are some of my favorites. The one for its most recent expansion is badass as well.
     
  2. Armenius

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    The entire Dead Space trilogy has some epic introductions. Dead Space 2 in particular was pretty intense. But I will always remember jumping to the USG Ishimura in the first game and seeing the huge chunk of rock it pulled out of the planet.

    My favorite by far, though, has to be Mass Effect 2. When I first started the game I had the surround sound cranked, and the whole scene of the Normandy being attacked to Shepard being blown out to space... It's making me tear up and giving me chills just thinking about it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hia_m36pEpA

    A close second has to be The Last of Us. I felt it authentically captured what it would be like in the case of a zombie/infected outbreak from a family perspective and ended in a tragedy that sets up the tone for the rest of the game.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgHeUdIS-eQ
     
  3. Yippee38

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    In terms of prologue gameplay, I'd say the Witcher 1. Really starts off with a bang for an RPG. Intro cinematic was good too.

    For a pure intro cinematic, easily Warhammer Mark of Chaos.
     
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    ToR has such epic intros. Their latest one had everything in it.
     
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    F.E.A.R.
    Dead Space 1/2
    Witcher 2
     
  8. H-street

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    Interstate 76

    And for longest intro (45 minutes) Independence war
     
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    It would be the PC game Reunion for me. I loved the soundtrack to the intro back then and still love it.
     
  10. Domingo

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    Not a PC game, but Sonic CD was pretty epic.
    Quake was pretty neat with the Reznor soundtrack blasting.
     
  11. schizrade

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    Civ V original and the Brave New World expansion.
     
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    Total Annihilation!! The various Star Wars rpgs have incredible intros as well. I'm a big fan of From Software's intros for Armored Core over the years, especially AC V
     
  13. Derfnofred

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    Probably not the best, but I'm still really partial to the Starcraft intro.
     
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    The Armored Core game do have some badass intros.
     
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    Completely forgot about I-War. Watching it again reminds me how much Babylon 5 influenced it's look.

    And it's only 14mins.
     
  16. EricDawg

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    Duh duh duh duh duh. Duh duh duh duh duh. Dutta duhhh.... duh dut dut duh duhhh...dut duh duta duhh......duuuhhhhh dut.

    My favorite game of all time. I still play it on Moongamers. 3 or 4 servers all that's left.

    Hey it's free now people! :cool:
     
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    I'm gonna have to say Diablo 1 also. It was also kinda the first video game I ever really got into.

    I can even play you the Tristram theme song on my guitar.

    https://youtu.be/w44SmMFy5Dc

    I remember combing through the manual reading all the occult tid bits OVER and OVER.

    Oh crap. I think Diablo 1 might be why I now have occult tattoos all over. FUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuu........................ :D
     
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    Quake 2 and COD4 have great opening sequences.
     
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    Not a game intro but I loved the old Interplay logo animation, from the early 90s.

    And of course how could you forget Fallout's intro?
     
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    Logged in just to add Half-Life.

    Obviously that's a pretty popular one has already been said. Transports me right back to the first time I played.
     
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    Same here, still have the CD. Would buy SHOGO 2 as well.
     
  25. Heavy_Nova

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    Planescape: Torment + the initial dungeon is up there for me.

    PS1: Psychic Force had an awesome intro

    From the 16-bit era: Any Renovation Game

    Could go on and on lol.
     
  26. AltTabbins

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    Final Fantasy 3 or 7.
     
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    Agreed. Until then, there's this I guess:
    http://www.heavygear.com/

    I want to write a film or TV series based on the universe. I have some ideas; haven't given up on it yet.
     
  28. Island

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    Independence War PC 1997
    Damn....I remember when my brother showed me this PC game's intro for the first time back in 1998

    I thought this was the coolest thing I ever saw at that time..... I still watch it sometimes for a bit of nostalgia....Especially the last part of the intro... Check it out

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AN1hpbw2Y
     
  29. Elios

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    go watch and any of the Universal Century Gundam
     
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  30. Elios

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    its part of why i got Titan Fall it came really close to Shogo in feel i really hope they can make a good single player story for Titan Fall 2
     
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    The Evil Within was a bit messed up.
     
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