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What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Valso » 27 July 2020, 17:17

This is mine:

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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 July 2020, 18:31

I have never played a single game in this series. But it's this:



To be honest the intro of ANY of the first 3 Killzone games could count because they all have Brian Cox giving awesome villain speeches.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Brenden » 27 July 2020, 18:40

Can't decide between Final Fantasy X or Final Fantasy XII.



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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 July 2020, 18:46

Oh god, Brenden you just reminded me! Holy shit, how did I ever forget this?

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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Valso » 27 July 2020, 19:08

FF12 definitely looks better and is more understandable cuz it starts with some history to give you an idea what's going on. While watching it I thought the game would be something like TERA or AION, or even like CABAL, I did not even dare to hope it would be like RaiderZ cuz it was one of a kind, but when I saw the gameplay video I was disappointed - it was like colorful Matrix. But aside from that - the intro of FF12 is epicly beautiful!
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 20:33

I'm gonna cheat and pick several, because I'm a greedy honey.

It might not be a beautiful FMV but I love the aesthetic of Dragon age!


Secondly, the gameplay in this series became prgressively bland and yet, the prose and voice acting, never failed to leave me feeling like my time was well spent in these games.


This last one, doesn't really stand up to the test of time :P But it had a huge impact on my gaming experience as a kid. I bought what i thought was going to be a dumb space fighter sim, what I got was an incredible story of human struggle in the face of a dark and brooding calamity. Blew my mind because it so defied expectation.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Derek » 27 July 2020, 20:36

Probably ME2

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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 21:02

Derek wrote:Probably ME2



I have to admit, when I first played ME2, that intro pretty much setup the game so perfectly. Best game in the series if you ask me.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Valso » 27 July 2020, 21:38

PopTart wrote:I'm gonna cheat and pick several, because I'm a greedy honey.

No need to cheat. :) I never said the favorite intro can be only one. ;) Post as many favorites as you like, especially if they're from different games. There's one other intro I like as well (not as much as the one in the first post), so in a way, I'll be cheating too. :D There was a time when my phone was ringing with the first few seconds of the following video but the bus drivers of the public transport used to get confused, so I had to change it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Derek » 27 July 2020, 21:59

PopTart wrote:
Derek wrote:Probably ME2



I have to admit, when I first played ME2, that intro pretty much setup the game so perfectly. Best game in the series if you ask me.

The most impressive part of ME2 to me is how well it's aged. It looks like an older game, but it's stylish and detailed enough that you don't feel it at all. That opening scene in particular is better than anything I've seen in a recent title.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 22:13

Derek wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Derek wrote:Probably ME2



I have to admit, when I first played ME2, that intro pretty much setup the game so perfectly. Best game in the series if you ask me.

The most impressive part of ME2 to me is how well it's aged. It looks like an older game, but it's stylish and detailed enough that you don't feel it at all. That opening scene in particular is better than anything I've seen in a recent title.

It probably is one of the most well designed games of it's generation. I think the only thing it got wrong (and this is entirely my own opinion) was the human form replicator final boss :pfft: But even that was enjoyable to fight.

Everything else, the pacing, sound design, atmosphere, level design.. everything just came together like few games ever do and I'd consider it Biowares Magnum Opus.

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PopTart wrote:I'm gonna cheat and pick several, because I'm a greedy honey.

No need to cheat. :) I never said the favorite intro can be only one. ;)

Carte Blanche! Yay! :awesome: :applause: You are so gonna regret this! :lol: :devil:
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 22:31

So, this isn't exactly an intro... owing to the fact, this game didn't really have an introl :P So I'm gonna just use this trailer, which I think had a really good tone. The game was decent, it did alot of tings right in the story telling and world building departments, but oh boy, was it one clunky UI and gameplay experience.



I actually couldn't get into World of Warcraft, although I really tried. I even did some group play with some guys I knew at work years back, including the manager of the business, who, surprise surprise, was a complete douche. But say what you like about Blizzard (it's cursed) they really did good FMV


Of all the Civ games, this one is one had my favourite intro. The voice actor for the old guy, was William Morgan Sheppard, he played a bit part in Babylon 5 in one of my favourite characters most transformative moments, has very little to do with this intro, but I think, knowing who the voice actor was, made more of impact for me. :shrug:
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Brenden » 27 July 2020, 22:43

Makes me want to play Civ V again, but damn does that game take forever to load. I don't understand. Doesn't matter what you throw at it — installed on a superfast NVMe, loaded by a super fast CPU — it would always take agonising minutes to load.

Then it would crash. Oh, the crashes. Then you'd have to start it up again and wait more agonising minutes.

:argh:
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Valso » 27 July 2020, 22:46

PopTart wrote:Carte Blanche! Yay! :awesome: :applause: You are so gonna regret this! :lol: :devil:

Keep 'em cumming, mate! ;) :D
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 22:51

Brenden wrote:Makes me want to play Civ V again, but damn does that game take forever to load. I don't understand. Doesn't matter what you throw at it — installed on a superfast NVMe, loaded by a super fast CPU — it would always take agonising minutes to load.

Then it would crash. Oh, the crashes. Then you'd have to start it up again and wait more agonising minutes.

:argh:

Are you exaggerating? :squint: It loads pretty fast for me, but then I have a custom build desktop, unlocked processor and SSD. So I dunno, do you use a laptop? I have had it crash on rare occassions but i have every turn autosaves enabled (or is that default? :confused: )

It's a fun game, once you get ride of the barbarian swarm at the start :argh: I also wish it handled empire spread better, more like 6 maybe. I hated having a huge map and only being able to build so many cities using a maximised tile layout.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Brenden » 27 July 2020, 23:00

PopTart wrote:
Brenden wrote:Makes me want to play Civ V again, but damn does that game take forever to load. I don't understand. Doesn't matter what you throw at it — installed on a superfast NVMe, loaded by a super fast CPU — it would always take agonising minutes to load.

Then it would crash. Oh, the crashes. Then you'd have to start it up again and wait more agonising minutes.

:argh:

Are you exaggerating? :squint: It loads pretty fast for me, but then I have a custom build desktop, unlocked processor and SSD. So I dunno, do you use a laptop? I have had it crash on rare occassions but i have every turn autosaves enabled (or is that default? :confused: )

No! Not exaggerating. I too have a custom build desktop, with an overclocked high-end CPU and a super high-end NVMe SSD. Almost all other games load almost instantly. Civ VI loads pretty quick, too.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Valso » 27 July 2020, 23:05

Brenden wrote:Makes me want to play Civ V again, but damn does that game take forever to load. I don't understand. Doesn't matter what you throw at it — installed on a superfast NVMe, loaded by a super fast CPU — it would always take agonising minutes to load.

Then it would crash. Oh, the crashes. Then you'd have to start it up again and wait more agonising minutes.

:argh:

I don't play strategies but now because of your post I'm gonna try and prove you wrong. :P
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 23:15

Brenden wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Brenden wrote:Makes me want to play Civ V again, but damn does that game take forever to load. I don't understand. Doesn't matter what you throw at it — installed on a superfast NVMe, loaded by a super fast CPU — it would always take agonising minutes to load.

Then it would crash. Oh, the crashes. Then you'd have to start it up again and wait more agonising minutes.

:argh:

Are you exaggerating? :squint: It loads pretty fast for me, but then I have a custom build desktop, unlocked processor and SSD. So I dunno, do you use a laptop? I have had it crash on rare occassions but i have every turn autosaves enabled (or is that default? :confused: )

No! Not exaggerating. I too have a custom build desktop, with an overclocked high-end CPU and a super high-end NVMe SSD. Almost all other games load almost instantly. Civ VI loads pretty quick, too.

I can only assume this is a software issue or hardware conflict, my cpu is 4th gen intel, so far, very far from uptodate, still competitive because it was such an amzing beast at time of release, my SSD is the same as your's mind. How strange. :shrug:
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Valso » 28 July 2020, 00:20

Civ5_DX11 is bugged. It's looking for an AMD GPU when there is none - that's why it loads forever and eventually crashes - because it can't find the required AMD GPU. The envidia API is turning on a workaround for that AMD requirement but it doesn't seem to work.
With the regular exe, meant for DX9 the game runs quite fine. At the very end of the video you can see my hardware.



Considering that I was just experiment to see if and how the game will run, I'd say 15 seconds to run from zero and another 45 seconds to reach the menu are quite fine. If I dwelve into it, I might be able to reduce the waiting times. But since I Don't play turn based games, I don't see the need to do that.
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Re: What's your favorite intro video of a game?

Unread postby Derek » 28 July 2020, 04:31

Why is everyone still playing Civ V? We're coming up on VII now.
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