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Submitted by RoboSpiff 1443d ago | article

RoboAwesome's Twelve of the Best RPG Intro Videos

At some point in our lives, we’ve all played a game with an introductory video that has absolutely blown us away. Regardless of how many times you’ve seen it, you just can’t bring yourself to skip it and the further you advance in the game, the more meaningful and exciting that video becomes. It never fails to get you pumped about playing. (.hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3, Culture, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Retro, Suikoden III, Valkyria Chronicles)

ClownBelt  +   1443d ago
Where the flying hell is FF 8?

This list fails

"Besides FF 8's draw system sucked"

*facepalm* What does the battle system have anything to do with the intro? sigh stupid people
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Homicide  +   1443d ago
Agreed. FFVIII has one of the best opening videos. I don't like the game, but I'll give credit where credit is due. The opening was fantastic. Persona 3 FES' opening was pretty awesome too, as well as Nocturne's second intro.
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wicko  +   1443d ago
Agree 100%, ff8 has one of my favourite intros of all time.

Also, I disagree that the draw system sucked, I actually like it (although I can definitely list a few improvements).
Redempteur  +   1443d ago
nice list of intro ..i hate ff8 but even i can understand the intro is fantastic ... if fact the intro and the music are the only good thing about this game ..i can enjoy
tehk1w1  +   1443d ago
"If they don't have Wild Arms 3's intro, I'm going to flame this article to hell," I told myself.

But you did. Not only is it one of the coolest usages of anime in a RPG (why they never turned it into an animated series is beyond me) but holy god the soundtrack was amazing.

You win Internet Points, good sir.
Foxgod  +   1443d ago
I really liked the intro from wild arms 1, which i also still consider to be the best one.
That whistle tune and guitar play is really cool, so was the animation.
Montrealien  +   1443d ago
I think the lack of tales of "anything", and the fact that Kingdome hearts and .hack are represented more then once kills the validity of this opinion piece, but hey, that is just me.

incase you never saw Tales of Symphonia....

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

and of course, Tales of Phantasia

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1443d ago
Its an opinion piece. Get over it. Besides FF 8's draw system sucked.

I agree with the Kingdom Hearts games.
Poseidon  +   1443d ago
demons souls
Montrealien  +   1443d ago
what does that have to do with the intro?
wicko  +   1443d ago
@Capt-FuzzyPants
Your opinion sucks.

Also, draw system point fails hard, nothing to do with intros.
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tunaks1  +   1443d ago
obviously the KH series :D
Godmars290  +   1443d ago
Where the hell is Xenogears?!
And how did the opening for Wild Arms 3 beat out WA1?

For f*ck sake, its still the only JRPG that had a 2+ hour tutorial *before* the intro that tricked you into thinking you were already playing the full game!
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TheGreenMan  +   1443d ago
Thank you!!
IMO the opening to Xenogears owns all.
Lucreto  +   1443d ago
Suikoden 2 opening is my favourite. I ripped it and watch it on my PS3 every now and then. I am a Suikoden fanboy and I need another game now.
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Montrealien  +   1443d ago
I just fire up my original Suikoden 2 when I feel the need to watch it.

These kinds of list are very subjective which I guess is the reason they can get so hot easily.

Myself I would put Personna 3, Wild Arms 3, FF8, Tales of Symphonia and of course, Suikoden 2 as my personnal top 5, in no particular order, with a special mention for Parasite Eve 1-2 for what was some of the best console CGI for the time.
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Ultraplayerxd  +   1443d ago
Suikoden has the best intros.
Foxgod  +   1443d ago
List is Ok, but the only great one in it is Suikoden2, if you know your rpg's then you add these:

Vandal Hearts:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Wild Arms:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Xenogears:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Lunar Silver Star:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Chrono Trigger:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
BigMassacre  +   1443d ago
Respect for throwing Lunar in there. Even the original Sega CD intro is great.
Lucreto  +   1443d ago
Jade Cocoon:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

This music haunts me still.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
VersusEM  +   1443d ago
I thought Dragon Age had the best one personally. Now that was epic, it reminded me of Lord of the Rings. Also had a little mystery to it.
ChronoJoe  +   1443d ago
I'ma let you finish...
But Alundra (PSX) had one of the best intros of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Studio-YaMi  +   1443d ago
sigh..
PSN store really needs to add Suikoden II & Suikoden III to it's list..
I sooo wanna replay these awesome titles :( !
gaga53   1443d ago | Spam
solidjun5  +   1443d ago
Ahh suikoden II
Loved the intro, loved the game. Love getting all 108 stars. Tragic story, but wonderfully told. ^_^
Moduserous  +   1443d ago
Not a JRPG or an RPG in the most classical sense but I thought that Mass Effect 2 has a really awesome intro. The Normandy breaking apart, Shephard getting spaced... awesome...
RoboSpiff  +   1442d ago
Wild Arms 1, Breath of Fire 4 and Xenogears were missing :P Persona 3 is good too.
RedPawn  +   1442d ago
Bof iv's opening was beast, that and Lunar 1.
RoboSpiff  +   1442d ago
Oh, and Blue Dragon for 360 has a neat one too... just sayin
hazelamy  +   1442d ago
i quite like the ffx intro.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Rumb13stiltzkin  +   1442d ago
Well, the article does say that it isn't an all-inclusive list and the title is "Twelve OF the Best", not "THE Twelve Best".

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