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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Best opening levels Reply with quote

Mario 1-1 is an obvious and iconic choice, but what are some others?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dam level of Goldeneye for sure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tELjdXjOUo8
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll jump on egeraptor band wagon and say Megaman X intro stage
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first level of Deus Ex.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The first level of Deus Ex.

I kind of hated that level when I was playing it, if only because it did so little to teach me what to do, where to go, but looking back it was so representative of the rest of the game, I love it now.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I thought of a great one.

http://youtu.be/hNViv5D2s6E

Opening of Star Wars: Force Unleashed. I could have spent the entire game as a slow, plodding Vader - one-hitting wookies and wiping out my own troopers.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first level of MGS2. I believe it was the Tanker level. Once I finished it though, it got weird from that point on.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fallout 3
Mass Effect 2(You barely play that part of the beginning though. More like watch.)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fallout 3 is also a great one, Deez. Oblivion has a similar first dungeon.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bioshock blew my mind when I played it for the first time alone, in the dark with surround sound cranked to 11.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just wait for the start of infinite. Its good Very Happy

They posted the opening already in video.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crash Bandicoot 2
Jak & Daxter
Call of Duty 4
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Force unleashed 2, not so much an opening 'level' as that opening fall sequence, which is pretty awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metroid.

Here, have a hostile alien world where every thing is trying to kill you...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Metroid.

Here, have a hostile alien world where every thing is trying to kill you...

And Metroid Fusion too. I love the openings of those games, but I haven't played Other M.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed playing the opening level of "inFamous" (PS3) after the huge explosion, and then you had to guide Cole through the "Ground Zero" area to safety.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God of War 3 Gaia stage/Posidon Battle for sure. But I'll also add the Hydra Battle from the first God of War since that's my favourite of the trilogy.

Silent Hill. Because you fucking die in the opening stage.

Turtles in Time, Big Apple 3am.

Beginning of Chapter 1 in Uncharted 2

Metal Gear Solid. Credits in an opening level? You're playing a freakin movie!!!

And if this counts the car ride in The Walking Dead.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Turtles in Time, Big Apple 3am.

Oh dear God yes. Excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncharted 2
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WickedLiquid wrote:

Silent Hill. Because you fucking die in the opening stage.


UGH SPOILERS GAWD.

But seriously, Bioshock's opening to Rapture will always stick with me.
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