SCATTERED SHOWERS: Awesome Video Game Intros

Friday, February 15th, 2013

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You’ll have to forgive me for this short introduction of today’s Scattered Showers, I’ve done myself a mischief by fracturing my wrist whilst snowboarding. Far from wanting this to turn into a Cammie Dunaway E3 presentation, I’ll just cut to the chase.

Some video games have intros, some of those intros are awesome, here are some of those awesome intros (my wrist really hurts).

Soul Blade (PSX)

Hands up if you know the lyrics.


Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (Multi-platform)

Hands up if you got high just from watching this.


Final Fantasy VIII (PSX)

Hands up if you think this intro could do with more feathers.


Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)

Hands up if you lost your shit when you first saw this.


Chuck Rock (Multi-platform)

Hands up if you think this is more of a title screen than an intro.


Donkey Kong 64 (N64)

Hands up if you think Lanky Kong needs his own game.


Sonic CD (Mega CD)

Hands up if you think Justin Bieber should cover this song… anyone?


Suikoden III (PS2)

Hands up if you think there is way too much drama going on.


Tales of the Abyss (PS2/3DS)

Are you tired of putting your hands up?


Katamari Damacy (PS2)

Hands up if you believe that this intro is the answer to all the problems in the world and that Katamari Damacy should officially become a religion.

That’s about all my poor wrist can take for now, I’m off to find some sympathy. What are your favourite video game intros? Let us know below.

About David Rawlings

David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.

  • Tales of the Abyss! My favorite into song ever in a video game 🙂

  • Neoragna

    No Ys! i is so dissapointed D: but in al seriousness these were good choices and most likely not many know of Ys anyways LOL

    • Lightthrower

      Yeah I agree that every intro from 6 and up is awesome.

  • My hand is up.

  • Here’s a pretty slick alternative to the Sonic CD intro.

  • Persona 3 and 4 have my personal favorite intros…
    Valkyria Chronicles 3 has an amazing one as well…

  • dbclick

    I would watch the Katamari Damacy intro nearly every time I booted up the game – it was that good/crazy.

  • Lightthrower

    I watched the intro of Suikoden 3 for longer than I played the game I think. It was THAT good.

  • Shinguyi

    God Eater’s Intro is really good as well. I keep watching it whenever I turn on the PSP. 😀

  • Nicholas L. Clark

    I am saddened that Chrono Cross is not on hear. ):

  • Baten Kaitos had a nice intro, too. Shame that the voice quality in the game didn’t seem nearly as impressive as the opening did, though.

    • Vinicius

      I always prefered the Baten Kaitos Origins intro, the style and animation were so much better.

    • I actually played Origins first. I think I would have been more attracted to its opening style if they used it more in the rest of the game–since that was the only place they had that sort of cinematics, it almost felt out of place to me. But you’re right, it does fit the drawn-world art of Baten Kaitos very well.

  • 212121

    can i just click “like” for the billy hatcher intro? i’m gonna need rehab to get this song out of my head

  • ScienceNonfiction

    Still sends a shiver down my spine to this very day:

  • Favorite opening I would have to say would be Tales of Vesperia even though I love TotA’s almost as much (though with the Japanese lyrics) as well as some others mentioned already such as Persona and Baten Kaitos. Though honestly I love all the Atlus openings, especially for SMT games. Also love Atelier openings as well.

  • Chrono Trigger! I won’t forget it.

  • you choose a lot of worsts intro >.>

    mgs 2 – god eater – shadow of callouses – tekken 3 – god of war 3 -.