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Started by Jarhead0331, February 10, 2012, 10:57:30 AM

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Jarhead0331

The Best "Intro" Wargame thread has inspired me to create a best "intro" in a game thread...if you can actually grab a link to the video, please post 'em!

I nominate WH40K: Dawn of War - PC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFkFo5SBx-g

Killzone - PS2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Ns4qIyVpI

...and

Emperor of the Fading Suns! - PC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YHcdKYkJ_E
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The intro to Shogun 2 is one of the best I have ever seen even if it is a little "out there."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EQWcB1vXXg
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Jarhead0331

^Definitely near the top of my list too.
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son_of_montfort

Yes! Emperor of the Fading Suns was very good! As was WH40K - DoW

I actually liked Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood quite a bit.

If we think classic games, Ultima 7: The Black Gate takes the cake. Of course, this is part nostalgia, as it was the first game I played after getting a Soundblaster and thus the first to have actual speech.
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Gusington

I'm trying to think back to some classics. To be honest I can't remember most of the intros to all the MicroProse games I loved...
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Martok

Birth of the Federation's remains a favorite of mine.  It really helps set the tone: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J07qPcDApyM




Quote from: Jarhead0331 on February 10, 2012, 10:57:30 AM

...and

Emperor of the Fading Suns! - PC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YHcdKYkJ_E
Nice!  Never actually seen the intro for EotFS before.  That was damn cool. 




Quote from: Gusington on February 10, 2012, 11:01:35 AM
The intro to Shogun 2 is one of the best I have ever seen even if it is a little "out there."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EQWcB1vXXg
Not bad, although I still prefer the original: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXby75cye0Y


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Shelldrake

#6
Not alot of glitz but the intro for the original Fallout remains one of my favs for setting the tone for a game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkBNKa2KXZE

Battlefield 1942 and Jane's Longbow introductions really stirred my blood too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb8PQXPOkCc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANDYe0pnX0
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Greybriar

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I normally watch a game's intro once and never view it again. A couple of exceptions are the intro to Historyline 1914-1918 (its U.S. release was entitled The Great War: 1914-1918) and the trailer to StarCraft. Both have dated graphics and neither of them feature a battle scene similar to the one in WH40K: Dawn of War, but they were both original and appealed to me years ago.
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Gusington

You're right Martok, the original Shogun intro was better! There was an alternate intro for Shogun: Mongol Invasion that was pulled from a movie that I can't seem to find. This one's a little over the top:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0VDXxnELiM
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The original Mass Effect intro was very cinematic. It was the first time a game really pulled me in and immersed me from the get go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQx1f9W-_Yw
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Planescape Torment. Once I saw the intro video, I was hooked on finding out who this poor tormented soul was.
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Quote from: Gusington on February 10, 2012, 11:01:35 AM
The intro to Shogun 2 is one of the best I have ever seen even if it is a little "out there."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EQWcB1vXXg

"Now you will feel the tiger's claws!" I like that line.

WH40k must be my most played game of last year. All versions through Soulstorm The intro to WH40K 1 and 2 are both great.

SoM has the Original Warcraft in his avatar. That was a good intro.

Half-life

Battle for Middle Earth 2 had a good 1.

Battlefield Vietnam was good with good use of classic rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6JM7HjrXXA
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Quote from: Greybriar on February 10, 2012, 01:42:43 PM
I normally watch a game's intro once and never view it again. A couple of exceptions are the intro to Historyline 1914-1918 (its U.S. release was entitled The Great War: 1914-1918) and the trailer to StarCraft. Both have dated graphics and neither of them feature a battle scene similar to the one in WH40K: Dawn of War, but they were both original and appealed to me years ago.

Broodwar intro!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOEGudEoSW4&feature=related

Add WiC Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0pZILzX2UQ&feature=related
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Warhammer Dawn of War

Star Wars the old Republic (Which I have cancelled already after a month in a half)

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