OPM: Some games are built off their intro – surprise, action, checking if you invert the Y-axis. Done with skill a game’s opening moments can set the tone for the next 8-10 hours. Here are a selection of PlayStation’s most memorable beginnings.
No Final Fantasy 8...come on
Final Fantasy VIII's opening is way more a trailer (with way more spoilers than it should have) than an opening. So I guess it can't really be considered a game intro. If they ever do a FFVIII remake, I hope they remake the trailer. I mean, opening.
It's not a trailer, and I don't think that split seconds of screens from in the game that you're about to play are spoilers. You don't know what those screens mean at all, you don't even know if they are actually a part of what you're going to be playing. Clearly you have no understanding of what FFVIII's opening is.
An opening scene is supposed to start the story, not show random scenes from the entire game. What's the point in showing Rinoa having an interest in Seifer for half the game if the freking opening scene showed that she'll be with Squall in the end?
There's no way to know that that's the case, and the focus of the opening is the battle between Squall and Seifer anyway. All those scenes are split second and most forget about them once they start playing the game.
I agree but most of these trailers are from this last gen. It's like it was their first generation playing games.
Soul Blade 1 should be on that list. Epic intro.
Oh, and Devil May Cry 1. ...dunno why i didn't just edit my first post.
And dmc 3 as well. The fight between dante and virgil was amazing.
To me Half Life had a great opening...
The best game intro ever was from Indigo Prophecy. It was heart jumping and different from any game I ever played.
If MGS2 wasn't on this list ...
Opening cinematic of Killzone 2.
CoD4 campaign kicked off this gen nicely. That's probably the only Cod game i liked and the intro was pretty dope. Gow 3 is my favorite by far
Seriously, no Uncharted 2 intro?
Half Life... erm. You remember how every other FPS on the market starts with a trip of a guy/gal... yeah, Half Life started that.
Mass Effect 2, the part where the Normandy just splits in two and you walk across the bridge and it's all silent. o la la
Same here. Seeing the ship you had spent so many hours exploring and saving the galaxy with being blown to smithereens was an emotional experience, to say the least.
That intro is pure gold.
Why isn't Tekken 5 or Onimusha 3 there?? :-(
Onimusha 3 definitely. Epic!
ONI-FRICKIN-MUSHA 3! DAMN RIGHT!
The CGI intro movie for Onimusha 3 is still one of the most epic ones I've ever seen.
Gran Turismo 5 isn't included? Meh.
Star Ocean: The Second Story definitely needs to have a place on this list.
Warhammer 40k Dawn of war
No love for Front Mission 4? For mecha fans like me, those opening when a group of badass wanzers tearing apart germany military base with style is really one of the best opening i've ever seen in mecha games! http://www.youtube.com/watc... Or Onimusha 3 CG opening also awesome when takeshi kaneshiro...ah, i mean samanosuke sneak into huge genma tank, fight gargant, destroyed the tank, and kill gargant with classic samurai finishing. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
No Uncharted 2? Really?
FFVIII opening got me so hype!
Final Fantasy X, with the Blitzball and Sin. And Mirror's Edge.
My personal favorite is Castlevania SOTN. I love that game.