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Key 09-03-2018 09:26 AM

Favorite Video Game Cutscenes
 
One thing I both don't see a lot of people talk about and simultaneously rip on games for doing this are the cutscenes. Some games have some absolutely fantastic cutscenes and often times they tend to help the story develop and increase your chances of really diving into the game. I'm not the most humongous fan of cutscenes in games but i do love them when they allow the story grow more and more. And one that I will always turn back to is the fall of Arthas in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / The Frozen Throne:



It not only showcases the fall of Arthas, but gives you something to look forward to in terms of the story. At this point, the game grows pretty dark. I love it.

But, I'll also mention this one as well for kicks:


^Classic cutscene if I've ever seen one.

MicShazam 09-03-2018 11:43 AM

Video game cutscenes are evil and antithetical to what I want games to be.

The Batlord 09-03-2018 12:06 PM

One of my new favs from Batman Arkham Origins. Copperhead is just so visually interesting to watch move. The cutscene is only a minute-and-a-half at the start but the only video with just the cutscene has meh quality.


Key 09-03-2018 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 1993699)
Video game cutscenes are evil and antithetical to what I want games to be.

Your positivity toward anything video games is truly remarkable.

MicShazam 09-03-2018 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1993714)
Your positivity toward anything video games is truly remarkable.

Ok how about this:

I ****ing LOVE video games without cutscenes! :love::love::love::love::love::love::love:

(and games with infrequent, short and easily skippable cutscenes get a hug too)

Key 09-03-2018 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 1993718)
Ok how about this:

I ****ing LOVE video games without cutscenes! :love::love::love::love::love::love::love:

(and games with infrequent, short and easily skippable cutscenes get a hug too)

Much better. Thank you.

DwnWthVwls 09-06-2018 02:53 PM


Mondo Bungle 09-06-2018 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1993675)


^Classic cutscene if I've ever seen one.

/unsheathes sword

Mondo Bungle 09-06-2018 03:31 PM




Key 09-06-2018 03:43 PM

^both fantastic pics. Especially the Kakariko Village one. I still remember the first time I ever became an adult in Ocarina of Time and walking out to the market for the first time as an adult was ****ing terrifying. Those re-deads will always be scary.

windsock 09-06-2018 03:55 PM


Unitron 09-06-2018 03:59 PM

Being mainly a fan of old school FPS games and 90's/2000's platformers, there's not really a whole lot of cutscenes that I can think of to write home about.

This is the best cutscene of all time though, and I'm sure windsock will agree with me:


Some of the cutscenes in the Gex series are on a "so bad it's good" level, where it's just so stupid that you can't help but love it in some sense. Oh, same with Road Rash. Favorite racing game, favorite cheesy cutscenes.

YorkeDaddy 09-06-2018 05:05 PM

Most of my favorites contain spoilers so I’m not sure I wanna post them

Oriphiel 09-06-2018 05:23 PM


Oriphiel 09-18-2018 03:20 PM

Greatest voice acting of all time:


Key 09-18-2018 04:48 PM

^Kreia tho. From Kotor II. Talk about amazing voice actors.

Waddles 09-21-2018 12:45 AM

Give me games with story, with cutscenes that advance the story, or leave the cutscenes out of it. A lot of cheaper games have "flavor" cutscenes that don't add anything to the story, while some more high-quality games have extended cutscenes that explain huge chunks of story. The former is merely irritating, but during the latter, I'll get up from my computer and go make a sandwich or something.

Keep cutscenes concise, keep the action moving, and include an option to skip the cutscene, for the love of God.

The Batlord 09-21-2018 02:34 AM

JRPGs are the worst for that. They'll go into a long cut scene, end the cut scene, then you'll walk literally five steps, and then they hit you with another cut scene. Then when you think that cut scene is over it turns out it was only the first chapter of the cut scene.

YorkeDaddy 09-21-2018 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by 66Sexy (Post 1998972)
JRPGs are the worst for that. They'll go into a long cut scene, end the cut scene, then you'll walk literally five steps, and then they hit you with another cut scene. Then when you think that cut scene is over it turns out it was only the first chapter of the cut scene.

A good JRPG story will have you hooked though so I don't usually mind it

The Batlord 09-21-2018 10:09 AM

I mean yeah but if it's a a 6-7/10 game that you're enjoying but not over the moon about those cut scenes can drop it right to a 5 in five minutes. There's simply no gaining back that trust once you realize this is probably going to be par for the course.

Key 09-21-2018 10:10 AM

Long cutscenes are annoying. Cutscenes that add to a story like Frozen Throne are amazing. I like to feel immersed in the story but if it's based mostly on cutscenes, its not fun. I'd watch a movie I wanted to watch tons of cutscenes.

The Batlord 09-21-2018 10:15 AM

Video game cut scenes of just people standing around talking are really my only major gripe with all non-TV episode-length cut scenes. Do something with that ****. Show me something cool that wouldn't be possible with in-game graphics. Even the Arkham games do the standing around exposition thing at times and it's NAGL.

Key 09-21-2018 10:16 AM

I agree with that as well.

YorkeDaddy 09-21-2018 10:25 AM



A great exampe of a cutscene that really has nothing to do with the overall plot but still serves a purpose and is a joy to experience. Games can get away with something like this when they’ve done the work to establish their characters and world and made you care about it all. Not many games have ever pulled it off but The Last of Us is certainly one of them

Key 09-21-2018 10:28 AM

I need to play The Last of Us

The Batlord 09-21-2018 10:34 AM

And they actually made a child character you gave a **** about. I wish Ellie were my little sister so she could teach me how to be cool and talk to chicks.

Fluff 09-21-2018 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1999053)
I need to play The Last of Us

Awesome game. Great shout.

Loads of cut scenes from Metal Gear.

MicShazam 09-21-2018 12:36 PM

Make characters do awesome action stuff in your cut scenes and I just might want to kill you. It's a game. Let me play the awesome action stuff, damn it! What's wrong with game designers these days.

elphenor 09-21-2018 01:17 PM

ideally there should be no cut scenes

I much prefer alternative methods of story telling, like a classic is journal logs or whatever that you can pick up and read

just off the top of my head the original Bioshock delivered story very well through a combination of that method and environmental clues, with pretty minimal cut scenes

MicShazam 09-21-2018 02:03 PM

I'm ok with cut scenes if they're rare. Like one short, flashy cut scene after a lengthy mission. I don't like being interrupted all the time - that's what gets under my skin.

The Batlord 09-22-2018 10:12 AM

An eternally whiny bitch.

MicShazam 09-22-2018 11:17 AM

Yeah, I like not sitting with my hands folded in my lap when I'm playing a game. Weird.

The Batlord 09-22-2018 12:51 PM

I don't go insane after ten seconds of not fingerblasting. Makes all the difference I suppose.

MicShazam 09-22-2018 01:34 PM

I do. Especially considering 99% of all video game cutscenes are pure autism.

The Batlord 09-22-2018 02:58 PM

Takes one to know one.

MicShazam 09-22-2018 03:08 PM

Ouch. Really got me there.

https://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/0...mance-dead.gif

Key 09-22-2018 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Fluff (Post 1999090)
Awesome game. Great shout.

Loads of cut scenes from Metal Gear.

I plan to get The Last of Us and play it because with the 2nd one,I know it's supposed to be amazing so I wanna be part of the hype.

YorkeDaddy 09-22-2018 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1999380)
I plan to get The Last of Us and play it because with the 2nd one,I know it's supposed to be amazing so I wanna be part of the hype.

You’ll be able to find it pretty cheap too. I think it goes on sale for like $8 sometimes, so definitely keep an eye on the Playstation Store

Key 09-22-2018 06:26 PM

Will do


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