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Old 11th June 2008, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Favourite Gaming Scenes/Moments

As I mentioned in the other thread, I loved this parade scene in Final Fantasy VIII. The music is amazing

here is the link, not sure how to embed.

YouTube - FF8 Deling City Parade

Another gaming moment is the end of God of War 2

SPOILER - YouTube - God of War II: Ending

I also liked the music from FFVIII Rose and Wine.
As well as Sephiroth's theme from Crisis Core.
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Old 11th June 2008, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I should also have added MUSIC into the title.
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Old 11th June 2008, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a lot of favourite gaming moments, but I'll list a few here. Knowing me, I might post a few more a bit later, if my memory throws something thought long forgotten back up at me. I'm afraid all of my favourite moments are going to be from RPGs, as I seem to play little else these days.

First, there are quite a few from FFVII. I won't go too deeply into spoilers, but aside from the main plot highlights, I loved the motorbike getaway, trying to get the huge materia back from the Shinra train (especially playing as Cid), and finding Cloud again. Oh, and the ending. I could be here quite a while...

Another one of my favourite gaming moments was encountering/beating Freya in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, and another would be every time I get all 108 stars/characters in the Suikoden games. The Deling City festival in FFVIII was great, and I have to say the scene with Squall and Rinoa in the cockpit of the Ragnarok (I think) was wonderful. The music was excellent, too.
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Old 11th June 2008, 04:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ah, the Deling City parade was class, yeah. And great music, the music is one of the strongest things about FFVIII, IMO. Not surprising since it's still our man Uematsu.

{Don't even get me started on music, I would just list the entire FFVII soundtrack...)

Many memorable moments playing FF. I love the scene in VI where 'everything changes' (can't really say more than that without giving stuff away...).

In VII, other than the bits Talysia mentioned, I loved the Shinra parade in Junon, I adore the cut scenes with Aeris at the Gold Saucer (even if I get teary-eyed )...waking up Vincent is cool...

Everything about the Temple of the Ancients, from the music, to how it looks, to...well, yeah. Everything.

The scene at the Forgotten City is tough, and I can't say I like it, but it is a great scene.......

And then the whole scene at the Whirlwind Maze when you-know-who gets the Black Materia......

(Looks like I could be here a while, too! )

Er, parachuting into Midgar....

And of course the Ruby and Emerald weapon fights. I'll never forget when it crashed the first time I beat Ruby Weapon, and I was left staring at the red outline of the dying monster in disbelief..........


I liked the Lunatic Pandora and Ultimecia's Castle in VIII. And the Ragnarok scene was touching, but Eyes On Me sort of ruined it for me, probably because I'm male and was uncomfortable with the schmaltziness of it (). The tune on its own I actually like, and perhaps I could've handled the words if they were just written down, but Ms Faye Wong did nothing for me, I'm afraid.


Anyway, will I go on forever? Sheesh. In IX there's the whole scene at the Tree of Life, and who can forget the battle between Bahamut and Alexander? That FMV was fantastic, as was the earlier one at Cleyra.

Also, seeing that Ultima, which we couldn't use (Grrr!) was pink!!! That was memorable for all the wrong reasons.........


In X....there were a lot of scenes I liked in X. The temples were great, and getting to the Calm Lands and seeing the view out over them for the first time was cool. The Dark Aeon and Monster Arena fights were all memorable, pretty much, too.

Best of all was the moment I realised Penance was dead, though.


As for XII...meh. All I can really say is that beating Yiazmat, Ultima and Omega Mk. XII was fun. I didn't really get much out of XII beyond the fighting........



Other games? Do they exist? Well, dispatching Sniper Wolf and winning the final fight with Liquid Snake both stick in my mind, from the original MGS. Another one that springs immediately to mind is beating the witch at the end of Castle of Illusion on the Megadrive. And completing Super Mario World on the SNES. Beating M. Bison. The bit in Strider where there's the boss fight in the anti-gravity room, that was cool....

Getting Elite status in Frontier, and becoming a Prince of the Empire, too......
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Old 11th June 2008, 11:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I really loved the end of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

---SPOILER---

So you've just played through this absolute fairy-tale of a story -- action, horror, derring-do and romance -- and at the end, the only viable solution is to rewind time so the whole game never happened. Genius.
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Old 12th June 2008, 04:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12th June 2008, 08:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Beating M. Bison.
Ah, now that takes me back. Yep, that's one I forgot. I had some good times, playing SF2.
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Old 12th June 2008, 09:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I really loved the end of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

---SPOILER---

So you've just played through this absolute fairy-tale of a story -- action, horror, derring-do and romance -- and at the end, the only viable solution is to rewind time so the whole game never happened. Genius.

Yep that was genius and it made me laugh out aloud when i saw the end.


I was like WHAT! everything struggle,every crazy jump was for nothing heh.
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Old 12th June 2008, 03:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The ending of the first Kingdom Hearts, I think is fantastic. Can't compare it to the ending of KH2, though because I've still to finish it!! Appparently I was within three hours of finishing the game before I put my PS2 away, and I haven't got one of those memory card reader things for the PS3.

WARNING - SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T PLAYED/FINISHED KH1:

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Going waaaay back, my favourite Frustrating moment in gaming.... Getting to the end of Ghosts 'n Goblins and finding out that no your friends weren't joking and you really did have to do it all over again!
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Old 12th June 2008, 04:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes that Ghost and goblins moment will rank as a complete bugger!

Think my best moment was seeing CIV II's cut scenes for the first time. Also finishing Dawn of War! The intro scenes for soulstorm are sadly lacking as is the so called story line. I'm only completeing it for the sake I dont like to leave thigs half done.
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The ending of the first Kingdom Hearts, I think is fantastic. Can't compare it to the ending of KH2, though because I've still to finish it!! Appparently I was within three hours of finishing the game before I put my PS2 away, and I haven't got one of those memory card reader things for the PS3.

WARNING - SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T PLAYED/FINISHED KH1:

Send me your address and I'll send you my old one. And when you find a wayward soul who needs one, just repay the favor
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Old 12th June 2008, 07:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lots to choose from:

- The return to Kharak in the early part of Homeworld.

- Flinging for the first time in Portal.

- Visiting some particularly breathtaking landscapes in Rayman 2.

- Getting jet airliners for the first time in Original Transport Tycoon.

- The "good" ending of Myst III. And all the puzzles on Amateria.

- Rubacava at night in Grim Fandango.

- Halo after the Flood has been released - the Library and the snow-filled canyons.

There are some events in Final Fantasy as well, though not as many as I thought there would be before I played the games:

- The Opera scene in FFVI.

- Shin-Ra Building on CD1 in FFVII.

- Acquiring the Ragnarok in FFVIII.

- Arriving at Lindblum in FFIX.
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Old 13th June 2008, 12:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Lots to choose from:

- Visiting some particularly breathtaking landscapes in Rayman 2.

- The "good" ending of Myst III. And all the puzzles on Amateria.

- Rubacava at night in Grim Fandango.

- Halo after the Flood has been released - the Library and the snow-filled canyons.
Absolutely agree on those four. I had forgotten how beautiful Rayman 2 was until you mentioned it. Same goes for Beyond Good & Evil. Michel Ancel seems to have a way with the gorgeous game...

And Halo... I had managed to stay away from all the spoilers, so the Flood was actually a complete surprise for me. Still one of my favorite gaming moments.
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Old 13th June 2008, 02:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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hmm The end of Shadow of the Colosus - a very different and moving end to a game!
After that I think the first time you got to see the Mothership in Homeworld - the first fully 3D beast of a spaceship in RTS

After that there are some (many in FF!) more but they don't stand out in my mind at 3am

oh wait - the first time you summon Quetzocolt in FFVIII and also the first time you summon in FFX - soo pretty!
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