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Top 5 Game Beginnings

"I would say top five game intros, but that’s a bit too limiting. This encompasses not just the intro cutscenes, but also the initial gameplay and concepts introduced in a game. A good intro sequence doesn’t necessarily mean a good game, but it does mean that the developers took their time to build the foundation for something great." Explosion.com

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Ranma11490d ago

Start of FF10 was awesome.

My favourite game of all time, and my first FF and the last FF to have an epic story

maximus19851490d ago

well said, the intro was great for not being traditional. i also agree its the last epic ff.

victorGma211490d ago

Mass Effect 2 had an epic one.

Blastoise1490d ago

I still think of Final fantasy XII as the last epic one. Even if it was different to the others, it was still a beast of a game.

PoSTedUP1490d ago (Edited 1490d ago )

uncharted2 was one of the most epic. FF12 is in my top 5 that one was sick. and you cant forget about MGS1 and MGS4 thoes intros were so epic they brought me chills. (mgs1 was just a masterpiece front to back)

slayorofgods1490d ago

I still remember how blown away I was with the CGI when playing FFX for the first time. Of course they used a trick of making the cgi run off of dvd format instead of just using the system gpu, but the result was something we never really seen before and made the game look well ahead of it's time when it was released.

The Great Melon1490d ago

I was late to the Metal Gear Solid series, but I still fully enjoyed MGS 1 even though I played it during this generation from the original PS1 disc.

pixelsword1490d ago

Rock of Ages.

Cracked me up.

Knushwood Butt1489d ago

Seen as I just watched it again the other night, MGS2's tanker opening is awesome too.

NukaCola1489d ago

I think the shear amazement of the ES/FO series always brings something gorgeous. Those first steps into their massive worlds always blow me away.

I think I got to give a huge shout out to Bioshock. That intro is untouchable. The way it brought you into the world of Rapture was unbelievable and no one could ever forget that.

PoSTedUP1489d ago

@ the great melon

nice!!!

Nevers1489d ago

NES - Ninja Gaiden (1988)

This was the first opening "CS" I remember seeing. It's still one of the best openings, imHo.

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bwazy1490d ago

It's what got me into Metal :P

nevercloser071490d ago

Agreed. When is the remake coming out?

cozeh1490d ago

If only you started out from 7-9. Now that was epicness. :D

C_Menz1490d ago

Agreed. The beginning "act" really brought you into the FFX world and made you both care and wonder about the characters/setting.

The Great Melon1490d ago (Edited 1490d ago )

FFX was the game that ultimately converted me from a Nintendo fanboy to a Playstation lover. I realized that I had been missing out on so many amazing games by keeping that artifical allegiance. FFX had the power to convert fanboys.

Y_51501489d ago

The people disagreeing with you might of thought you were talking about Gears of War 3! -_-

-Superman-1489d ago

I liked Stalker. You wake up, going outside and boom, big world, and when you playing first time, then you dont know where to go, what to do, but you will look houses and people beucasue its all so interesting, kinda like Fallout 3.

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moredekai1490d ago

I'm gonna have to say replace oblivion with witcher 2, it is a great beginning, has so many different ways to unfold the rest of the game, like aryan lavalette's side, or louisa's side. You can also escape the prison in so many ways, that also effect the way the game goes. Honorable mention for me would be mass effect 2, it was unforgettable.

Spydiggity1490d ago

that opening cut scene on the boat in witcher 2 is one of the best ever.

snipes1011490d ago

All of his choices are justified quite well, but I do think Bioshock could have gone on there over, say, Fallout 3 or MGS4.

Philoctetes1490d ago

Yep. Bioshock is the first game that springs to mind when you mention "great beginnings." Just stellar.

RustedMan1490d ago

totally agree. bioshock's opening was brilliant. I love the whole "you have no choice but to go there" setup, and when lights go on, and the big commentary by Andrew Ryan...just brilliant.

joab7771490d ago

Leaving the vault in fallout was amazing. But Bioshock deserves to b there for sure. And uncharted 2 was damn good too.

PooEgg1489d ago

I agree, his list was good, but I would have replaced Kingdom Hearts or MGS4 with Bioshock. I do think the Fallout 3 beginning was good enough to be on the list though.

Actually, this could have easily been a top 10 list, since I can think of a number of other games that have very good beginnings.

goldwyncq1490d ago

The beginning of Uncharted 2 is without doubt, one of the best opening scenes of all time.

dragon_rocks1490d ago

These are also good ones:

* God of War
* God of War 3
* Bioshock
* Uncharted 2
* Darksiders

guitarded771490d ago

God of War 3 was F'n epic in the opening. Overall, I like your list better than the author's.

scrambles1490d ago

Bioshock's beginning is god tier.

peowpeow1490d ago

Good list. Only personally I liked Mass Effect 2's in addition to those. SHEPARD

Irishguy951489d ago

Yeah, having your ship blown out of the...vacuum and shepard getting taken out of it was good. Good imagery as well
http://www.gamezenith.com/w...

God of war 3 gets my vote though