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April 15, 2010 5:00:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

M.U.L.E!!!

 

Great game!

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April 15, 2010 5:03:56 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I can appreciate keeping with the Fantasy/Medieval (mostly) introduction, but how can you leave out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT4IooDCYX0

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April 15, 2010 5:11:13 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Old school eh?

Supremacy-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rln4K1NdJdo&feature=related

Not much of an intro but the score was great.

Gunship-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HadNMYvCWqE&feature=related

The Last Ninja 3-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyH8f-bW-FY

I miss my C64.

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April 15, 2010 6:05:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Some intros that do things a bit differently:

 

Alternate Reality Dungeon Intro

Watch how everything is timed to the music, and then the twist where everything turns into a sing-along musical is just brilliant (which continues for special establishments and encounters for the rest of the game).

 

Might & Magic V: Darkside of XEEN Intro

New World Computing, for a while, always had fun with their logotype. This one is brilliant (especially if you've seen the previous ones) and the rest of the intro is equally charming. The Dragon Pharaoh is on par with Yoda, I think.

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April 15, 2010 6:11:46 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums
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April 15, 2010 6:22:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums
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April 15, 2010 6:28:20 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The intro that amazed me when I was but a small kid watching his father play video games : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru6Fndq6uks&feature=related

The game's name was "Epic", and indeed the soundtrack was Epic, and so were the game graphics, back then. I remember we launched the game just to watch it again I still remember it, years later, even though I played many many many games since then. 

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April 15, 2010 7:04:58 PM from Stardock.net (Stardock Games) Stardock.net (Stardock Games)

Don't forget Kingdom Hearts! It has the most surreal yet awesome intro I've ever seen in a video game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m30efJe84t8

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April 15, 2010 7:06:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I really liked the AoC intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOnuiGdmlNI&fmt=22 

 

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April 15, 2010 7:26:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums
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April 15, 2010 7:51:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Love threads like this!  Thanks for the memories, all.

My favorite of all-time:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPxLqlDmJ8c

 

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April 15, 2010 8:06:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

OMG LOOM!

That's one of the first computer games I was really ever able to play.

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April 15, 2010 8:23:09 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I'm surprised no one mentioned the Elemental Beta's 8-bit intro.

For me, it's either Bubble Bobble or Diablo II.

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April 15, 2010 8:35:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I loved Defender Of The Crown and M.U.L.E. knew them the second i heard them . Archon was fun to.

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April 15, 2010 9:20:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ZehDon,
I'm surprised no one mentioned the Elemental Beta's 8-bit intro.

 

Yeah, I really like that one. I kind of hope that they'll keep it in the full game, although I guess they probably won't.

 

Also, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT83vOh7_CE

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April 15, 2010 9:53:37 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The best game intro I've ever experienced is Homeworld.  It's also worth a look because the way it blends the hand-drawn visual style in the first section with the 3D elements later reminds me somewhat of the visual style we've glimpsed in the Elemental engine.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrW4jkQdmjI

 

Another favorite of mine is the Freespace 2 intro, although it's a pale second to Homeworld.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khIWdolT9xY

 

The things these two share that make them work for me are a sense of the history and setting of the world I'm about to enter, fantastic and appropriate music, and killer voiceovers.  The sense of melancholy  they share would also fit well into an Elemental intro.

 

Also worth an honorable mention is Myst.  Can't say I really loved the game, but it was a great intro.  Not sure how applicable it would be to Elemental, though.

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April 15, 2010 9:59:29 PM from Stardock.net (Stardock Games) Stardock.net (Stardock Games)
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April 15, 2010 10:17:31 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MJ27XyjZgc

DW5

 

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April 15, 2010 10:40:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The single most memorable - I can hum the tune 20 years later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lle5nmS5dYA

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April 15, 2010 11:01:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Here are my entries to the best intros ever.

Best PC intro EVER!

Best Console intro EVER!

 

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April 15, 2010 11:38:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm glad someone mentioned Mechwarrior...they had some great intros!  Here is one of my little favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLcYHlmKM7U

 

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April 15, 2010 11:59:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

How can you guys forget about Alternate Reality?!?

Classic!  [e digicons]:karma:[/e]

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April 16, 2010 12:10:59 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I fondly remember the intro from Eye of the Beholder 1 (love the music and atmosphere).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcCVMsruueo

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April 16, 2010 1:01:07 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm surprised you left out these, Elemental's great grandparents have great intros:

 

Master of Magic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMNk-YlpuBo

Civilization - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlPfjlyMdfk (admittedly, pretty much just the music here)

Master of Orion 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgfzf2AXWxA

 

And a few other of my all time favorites:

 

Zak McKraken - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OspGbCi2ve8

Syndicate Wars - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrruSboN1bQ

Dungeon Keeper - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N5ODEGR1KQ

Star Control II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3guaqAj5EVM

 

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April 16, 2010 1:10:44 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

No one mentionned Planescape torment intro ?

 

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