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Top 5 Opening Cinematics and Movies in Video Games

One of the things I like least about modern video games is the increasing tendency to kick off any given title with a explanation of the game world's back-story. Then when there is an opening cinematic, it's overly serious and accompanied by an orchestral theme. To me, there's nothing in a game like an intro sequence with no dialogue or plot advancement; just nonstop action accompanied by music so cheesy that it makes Cheetos seem plain.

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VittoScaletta282788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

FF8 for its time had a good opening cinematic.

good list by the way.

vgn242788d ago

FF8 was epic back in '98! Opening sequences and cut-scenes moved a lot of JRPGs back then.

Relientk772788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

You took the words right out of my mouth

Final Fantasy VIII is the first game that comes to mind for greatest opening cinematic

Ddouble2788d ago

I was going to say the same thing.

C L O U D2788d ago

Got FF VIII of PSN, everytime I start it up...I always watch and listen to the opening cinematic. Theres just something about it that makes me look forward to my next 3+ hours of playing FF VIII

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Butt0n_m4sher2788d ago

Good list!! The SoulBlade intro definitely deserved that no. 1 spot!

kesvalk2787d ago

agreed, when i got to the number one and saw it was soul edge, tears came into my eyes and i needed to some minutes to see the video cuz my vision was all blurred...

that opening is too awesome to be legal...

elbeasto862788d ago

The Street Fighter 4 intro was awesome! I never got really good at the game but every time I popped it in I watched the intro.

SquareEnixFan2788d ago

Soul Blade was an excellent choice. Tales of Vesperia, Kingdom Hearts 2 and Suikoden 3 are some of my other favorites.

Tiqila2788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

besides soul blade this list is fail

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