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Stand out moments

Post by crusto » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:55 pm

You know, when you are playing a game and something happens to make you think "wow, that was superb" I've got to see that again, Ive got to show someone else! Theres been loads over the years but what ones were special to you?

For me, off the top of my head.

1. When the "beast" first snarls at you in another world.
2. When ifrit bursts out of the ground in ff7
3. When you get to play with the revolver in HL2 for the first time, and you blow the guard right back through the door he just came in through.
4. When that huge boulder rolled (er, jerked) on to the screen in drunken master.
5. Scoring my first perfectly worked goal on pro evo 2 and being able to see it again and again.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Level 3 from RType on the Speccy. After a decade of gaming,I thought I'd seen it all until that moment.
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Post by thl » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:12 pm

The introduction of Mode 7, which I first witnessed in F-Zero. It was later used in Axelay, Contra III, Super Mario Kart and few other games.

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:29 pm

The first time I saw the killer whale chasing my avatar "toward me" in Sonic Adventure.

Marvelling at the parallax scrolling in StarRay (Atari ST) that first time thinking, "HOW MANY layers? Too many to count!"

Saving wonder-goal replays to disk on Kick Off 2 to show to friends!

First witnessing the magnificent use of colour with no noticeable attribute clash in Light Force (Speccy).

Playing Uridium and thinking, "This is the coolest game ever!"

My eyes nearly bleeding the first time I played the wonder that is Tempest 2000 on Jag.

The first time I ever saw OutRun and Star Wars (Atari version) in the arcades and standing there open-mouthed at how earth-shatteringly great they looked. That experience played a large part in for why I still to this day rate Sega and Atari so highly despite their lows over the years.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by alistair_thomas » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:30 pm

The T-Rex in Tomb Raider - complete surprise the first time I played it.

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Post by ironmonger » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:03 pm

Ah beaten to it, I was just about to say T-Rex! :o

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Post by DigitalDuck » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:15 pm

This hairpin turn.

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by snowkatt » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:00 am

the opening movie of final fantasy 7
and the opening fmv of smash bros melee on the cube

the intro of soul calibur on the dreamcast being in real time as well
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Post by the_hawk » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:04 am

When you see Ares going to town in the first God of War on the PS2 honestly didn't think it was possible for games consoles to do stuff like that, especially one that's now over 10 years old.
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Post by Mootown » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:14 am

When I was playing Killzone 2 when it first came out I actually paused the game to go get my housemate just to show him the graphics. The level on the train when all the canvas is blowing in the wind, looks amazing

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:16 am

The Quake Disruptor in WipEout 2097.
Andross' morphing head in Starwing.
Pulling Mario's face around in Super Mario 64.

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by joefish » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:48 am

Playstation intros to Omega Boost and Soul Blade.
Lots of parts from the latter half of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath - your treatment and escape from the rival bounty hunters, coming across the D-Day like beach assault, and just paddling through the abandoned city in the caves upriver.

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by crusto » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:02 am

Ive got to add witnessing super stardust hd in 3d. Superb.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by Doddsy » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:53 am

Where do I begin....here are a few

Seeing the 3d graphics in Knight Lore.
Upon loading Saboteur II on my 128k Spectrum the music started and it was so cool! Up until then my 48k just beeped.
Seeing the Intro to Shadow Of The Beast II on my Amiga. It was like watching a movie - too bad the gameplay sucked.
Playing Duke Nukem on the PC and being blown away by the 3d graphics - never experienced anything like that. Alien Breed 3d on the Amiga 1200 was close but it was stuttery.
Playing Vice City and the first time I got into a car Steppin Out came on the radio after an advert, that was when I knew there was something special about this game.
The city graphics in GTA IV - so life like. Well to me anyway.

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by ToxieDogg » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:48 am

Most of mine are from the SNES....

Seeing Street Fighter 2 on the SNES for the first time....it was the first time I felt that home gaming had finally caught up to arcade gaming, and that the time of arcades was probably coming to an end.

Super Castlevania 4...near the end of stage 4 I think it is, where the whole corridor spins around you in Mode 7. I was completely blown away by that first time I saw it.

Firing up Donkey Kong Country 2 for the firs time....Donkey Kong Country had seemed impressive, but this was way above it. I never would've thought those kind of visuals were possible on a 16 bit machine.

Seeing Starfox up and running for the first time, it was so far ahead of the competition it was unreal.

Getting to the first boss (Burt the Bashful) on Yoshi's Island and getting a taste of just what was in store for me for the rest of the game thanks to the Super FX chip :)
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